[Advaita-l] RE: Vedic Shakhas for kshatriyas and vaishyas?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Jan 18 13:23:02 CST 2005

On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, arun nair wrote:

> Dear All,
> A doubt from a relatively new student of Vedanta. Is one a brahmana by
> birth or as per one's gunas and karma as mentioned in Bhagavad Geeta
> Chapter4.13.

The qualification for Brahmanahood is  birth in a Brahmana family.  And to
be a Dvija by upanayana samskara.  The qualification for ability to
realize Brahman is consciousness alone.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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