[Advaita-l] loss of right to perform vaidhika karma

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Tue Feb 14 17:57:05 CST 2012

I think this relevant to all Dvijas and especially those who are Smarthas. Add to the list: not performing agnihotra, oupasana, missing sandhya-vandana, a Kshatriya not being a soldier or king, etc.
These arguments are used by so called reformers, ISCKON, etc to say varna is useless and that it need to be followed or that Smritis should be changed. 

Ravi Chdndrasekhara

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On Feb 14, 2012, at 10:21 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

> I asked this question in another thread but went unheard - resending with
> more clarity. Do the following categories of people forever lose their
> right to perform vaidhika karma or they can return to the vedic fold
> through prayaschitta karma?
> 1.   Dwijas (incl. Kshatriyas and Vaishyas) who have not gone through
> upanayam for more than three generations
> 2.   Dwijas who have not gone through upanayanam at the right age
> 3.   Dwijas who live abroad
> 4.   Dwijas who eat foot not cooked by one's mother, wife or self
> 5.   Dwijas who eat meat not offered in a vedic sacrifice
> 6.   Dwijas who drink alcohol at parties (not the soma juice offered in
> sacrifice)
> 7.   Dwijas who have affairs outside marriage
> 8.   Dwijas who marry in the same gotra
> 9.   Dwijas who have an anuloma marriage
> 10. Dwijas who commit mahapadaka, atipadaka and upapadaka - either
> mentally, in words or in action
> For travelling abroad leaving Bharatha Bhumi, I heard that there is a
> ritual to destroy the negative effect.
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