Brahmins- real Dalits today

Posted on: March 6, 2009

Today we are not in the society where Mayura Sharma ( a Brahmin) could became Mayura Verma (a Kshatriya, founder of Kadamba Kingdom, Emperor of Banavasi, 1st kingdom of Karnataka). Those days a Brahmin was not a Brahmin because of his birth, he could become a Brahmin when he achieves a height of Brahmajnan required for a Brahmin. In that sense I can’t tell I’m a Brahmin, I don’t have Brahmajnan. I don’t think anybody can claim he is a Brahmin today. So what I am writing here is about the group of people or a society of India and how it is being harassed politically and socially today. It was Muslim invaders who started harassing Brahmins, they created a big gap between Brahmins and other casts of Hindu community. Then it was British rulers who widened this gap. Whatever it could be Brahmins had contributed a lot for the construction of India. Or in other words it is because of Brahmins, ancient India is getting recognised today.

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4 Responses to "Brahmins- real Dalits today"

well said,,unnecesserly, Brahamins are targetted today

It is kind of amazing for me to read this article in the 21st Century. The interesting thing to note here is that the author is still in BC era and thinking of and worrying about castes. Anyway we cannot blame the author. It might take another millennium before any Indian can get away about castes. I have lot of respect for group of Indians, who started a group called Brahmin a society group for sharing their ideas, principles and securing themselves by a concept call castes. Brahmins brought great ideals, pushed themselves with very high quality of living. Well, it worked very well until 15th century. However socialism was not part of their ideals or principles. This was the drawback of the Brahmins principles and greatly hurt them from 16th century onwards. While implementing great cultural ideas, they made a mistake of ignoring outer caste and isolating themselves from the outside world. Ignorance of outside world is the biggest drawback of Brahmin groups. Their ignorance of outside society and dis-respect to other intellectuals and not adopting to social nature of the other people was not a very good thing. In other parts of the world, Muslims similar to Brahmin had same ideals. Not adopting to other society and ignorance of other society intellectuals might hurt muslims in a long run, similar to what happened to Brahmins between 16th and 21st century.

Brahmin is fundamental part of Hinduism. Hindus adopt mixed castes from various part of India. With the mixed or inter-caste marriages at very high level in India, gap between castes within Hindus is coming closer. In another Half millennium, by year 2500, the Hinduism will evolve be a more uniform natured religion. So it is high time that author stop worrying about Brahmin’s alone and start thinking of how Hindus will fare in next millennium. Brahmins might make about 2 to 3% of the world population. Author need to understand that over 95% of the world population have no clue what Brahmin is all about, but still much live a better life, with noble ideas, good heart and generous mind.

You seem have made the comment with ONE notion….that there are mistakes in the dogma titled Brahmins…good you hinted certain other castes have almost similar problems. But mind it “amateurs built the ark…” how much did you socialize when you were 5 and how much now? and what has socializing got you in extra. Everyone have reasons for anything you or I may call insensitivity.

Meanwhile for having tried to keep themselves away from other castes then doesn’t sufficiently warrant the reservation policies….the author and myself do agree dalits need monetary help….give them that but do not demean others while doing it.

Be it the 21st century or earlier trammels have always helped a human achieve better than their earlier selves. Castes help just that and so does atheism. Osho was famous because he made it a religion not to follow a religion. “An untamed horse is unique by itself”….a level of honing helps some….I chose to be a brahmin and still care and respect others (people with a better life, with noble ideas, good heart and generous mind) around US.

And I guess you meant socializing not the inverse of capitalism…!

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