[Advaita-l] Brahmins and Vaishnavas

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat Jul 31 01:30:01 CDT 2010

On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, ramakrishnan sivakumar wrote:

> Pranaam
> All these problems arise out of abysmal ignorence about the purport of
> sastras.
> Varna is determined fron the inherited guna and tendencies to work
> (karma).

Gunas cannot be inherited.  True ones environment can influence but e.g. 
Prahlad surrounded by Asuras in the depths of Hell still became a bhakta. 
Ashvatthama in the most learned of Brahmana families still became a 

It was their choices and conduct that gave them their gunas.

> Maharaja of Travancore crossed sea and studied in england When His
> Highness returned brahmins
> opposed.but at last they had to accept .

Not a good argument.  Many things have to be accepted at the barrel of a 
gun.  That doesn't make them right.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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