New member introduction: Sanjay Srivastava
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Aug 20 09:38:46 CDT 2001
On Sun, 5 Aug 2001, nanda chandran wrote:
> a boy
> whose father's origins are unknown made a brahmana,
Sorry I'm just catching up with some old posts.
If you are referring to Satyakama Jabala, this is a common misconception
but the exact *opposite* of what the story means. Speaking the truth
doesn't make you a Brahman, being a Brahman makes you speak the truth.
This is discussed in the Brahmasutras in the apashudraprakarana.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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