[Advaita-l] How to treat a vaidhika?
srirudra at vsnl.com
Thu Jul 26 10:20:14 CDT 2012
During the Sri Rudra Ekadasani which is held during Shashtiabdha
poorthi/Sadhbhishekam functions also I had seen that some of the purohitas
do not chant fully and even talk or attend to mobile phones etc.They are all
young /middleaged.When I point out to switch off the phones they say these
calls are important for further opportunities etc.They may be right as far
as their earnings are concerned but are they not doing injustice to the
present householder? We should not disrespect the vaidikas but should we not
tell them to be attentive to the Japa on hand?We should not on any account
ill treat them but how to correct the black sheep?R.Krishnamoorthy.
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> Nice story but there are some Purohitas not doing the Pujas and other
> karmas properly. They are not saying Mantras properly. They are saying
> Mantras very fast and skipping Mantras. I have personally witnessed
> it. Should we show them also the same respect like we show a
> Ghanapathi? It may not be correct. It is not correct to mistreat them
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 4:28 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani
> <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am forwarding this only because it brings out an important lesson in
>> terms of how we should treat vaidhikas. The revival of the vaidhika
>> is dependent on the proper treatment of vaidhika brahmanas. It is the
>> responsibility of all jatis and schools of thought to get this.
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