[Advaita-l] Becoming Hindu - one possible solution?

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 28 11:14:08 CDT 2010

The caste system as is known now was created by the British for the census purposes. It appears that the present government may continue this practice of our past masters, Alberuni however gives quite a different picture.

--- On Sat, 8/28/10, Abhilash Shastry <abhilash.shastry at yahoo.co.in> wrote:

From: Abhilash Shastry <abhilash.shastry at yahoo.co.in>
Subject: [Advaita-l] Becoming Hindu - one possible solution?
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010, 4:49 AM

This is such an arrogant discussion. 

People talking patronizingly as if they are burdened with a sense of heavy 
responsibility toward those unfortunate creatures who did not get born as Hindus 
-quoting from this and that shastraa. Whom are we deluding here? The world is 
not flocking at our doors to convert to Hinduism. There are just a handful of 
romanticists who are probably unaware of the inequity imbuilt within Hinduism 
who want to come to Hinduism. Give them an honest answer about Hinduism and its 
caste system and half of them would not bother again to convert. Rest would be 
of a sturdier material and would be well off either way whether you place them 
in a high or low or left or right caste.


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