[Advaita-l] Brahmins census
Siva Senani Nori
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Tue Nov 16 10:15:48 CST 2010
I fully agree with Sri Pranav Peshwe. This is not a Brahmin list, but an Advaita
list. I have something to say as to why I do not agree with Sri Venkatesh, but I
think that would start a discussion, which is inappropriate in this list.
N. Siva Senani
From: Pranav Peshwe <pranavpeshwe at gmail.com>
To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Tue, November 16, 2010 8:41:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Brahmins census
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Brahmin population in India is very low compared to others. The so
> called minority Muslim population is officially 15% but unofficially
> 25 to 30% with large presence in states like UP, Bihar,West Bengal,
> Kerala and others. Northeast States are Christian Majority states.
> Where as Brahmins are pathetic 2% to 4% but situation in Kerala is
> very bad at 0.7%. In TN it is 3%. But Government says Muslims and
> Christians are minority. What a joke.
> Why this situation prevails? Simple fact Muslims have more and more
> children. The Growth Rate is higher than Hindu Growth Rate.
> But our Hindus are killing female babies before they are born. Then
> our modern educated couples are saying no to more babies.
> If this continues Muslims will overtake many many Hindu communities.
> Danger for India and world also.
> Future of Brahmins will not improve with such pathetic population they
> will not have political power. Brahminism is declining because many
> are not following Dharma. But this effect will be compounded by low
> population Growth Rate. In our Grand fathers time they had many
> children. My Grand father had 5 sons and 4 daughters. One or two sons
> could follow Dharma even if others neglected it. Today the choice is
> not there. If there is only one son or two sons and they do not follow
> Dharma what can father do?
I (like many others) follow this group for the valuable thoughts and nuggets
of knowledge that are shared here.
My question to you, dear Venkateshji, is - how is this question relevant to
this group ? It would be my humble request to keep such controversial topics
out. Not just because it polarises the group, but because it is irrelevant
in the context of this mailing list.
Fellow readers, kindly correct me if I'm wrong.
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