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    Quote Originally Posted by prasad1 View Post
    One more quote:


    Do you see where this is going?
    Can we accept that something in Brahmin community has to change?
    Quote Originally Posted by prasad1 View Post
    You can have your pride, then you shall only have pride nothing else.
    It is like the British, they still think they have an empire.



    Have we learned anything yet?
    Heavy weight added on to an over loaded Poonool cart!


    Rahul Gandhi Is Janeu-Dhari Hindu, Says Congress

    Last straw or பீலி?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Janaki Jambunathan View Post
    Heavy weight added on to an over loaded Poonool cart!
    Rahul Gandhi Is Janeu-Dhari Hindu, Says Congress
    Last straw or பீலி?
    True. Now politics has entered the religious practice ! It is regrettable to see wrong notions exhibited to insult Brahmin society.

    Wearing Yagnopaveetham or Poonal is not the prerogative for Brahmins alone. I could not find any rule in the scriptures preventing others wearing the thread. That is the reason Arya Samaj, ISKCON,
    R K Mutt, TM, and many other cults initiate, wearing of Yagnopaveetham by their members. Even ladies are permitted to wear the same.

    The relevent sloka recited while wearing the new Yagnopaveetham clearly states:
    "Shrautasmaartha vihita nitya-karmaa anushthaana sadaachara yogyataa siddhyaartham, Brahma-tejas abhivrittyaartham, yagyopaveeta dhaaranam karishye."
    The purpose of this symbolic ritual is to take a determined effort to learn the Nithya karma as required by the scriptures.

    According to our Epics, people belong to many different castes also wear Yagnopaveetham.

    "Wearing yagyopaveetam is a holy sadhana. Sādhanā " -accomplishing something, is an ego transcending spiritual practice.
    Thus yagvyyopaveetam represents the sadhana of the purest of pure with determination, courage, faith, commitment and a spirit of toleration.

    " Sa suryasya rashmibhih parivyat tantum tanvanas trivritam yatha vide
    Nayannritasya prashisho baviyaseeh patir janinam up yate niskkritam."

    "One who wears the three threads for gaining knowledge, shines with brightness like the rays of the sun, wearing yagyopaveetam and spreading it over his body. He carries along the new and fine instruments of learning, becomes the master where knowledge is being created and attains expertise and salvation for himself."
    In other words it is a symbol of taking a vow while start learning a trade or craft. Many other communities like Achary, Sthapathi, Black smith, Gold smith, Vydhyar etc. also wear Poonool apart from the three Varnas.

    However, there is a modern trend to denigrate all that is a symbol of ancient practices, in the name of equality and secularism.

    Brahmanyan
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    Quote Originally Posted by V.Balasubramani View Post
    May be the other side of the coin........
    Counterpoint well presented..
    there are factual inaccuracies in the post #5. Only Dalits were disallowed in the temples and not "non Brahmins" as claimed cleverly by the writer. And this is the problem in Tamilnadu. When caste discrimination is talked about it is always twisted into a anti Brahmin rant by clubbing every one else into a wronged victims group conveniently. Is the so called largest temple the Dalits were discriminated against not by Brahmins but by the larger group of all higher castes. The caste discrimination in Tamilnadu had always been one of Dalits versus others and not Brahmins versus all others. Recently--after Brahmins have been "disciplined" the murderers of a Dalit boy Sankar in Tamilnadu were punished by courts with death sentence. Even today Dalits human rights are denied not by Brahmins but by all the middle castes who hold political powers in their hands all over India.

    About Brahmins preferring Brahmin tenents, it is also common for Muslims to seek Muslim tenents and Christians preferring Christian tenents. I have come across nonbrahmin house owners preferring Brahmin tenants for their own reasons.

    It is high time that Brahmins come out of the victim hood syndrome. We do not want reservations. We have survived years of negative discrimination and remain still on top. As citizens of India we would prefer an India with reservation only for Dalits. The current system of reservation for castes other than Dalits is a big fraud.
    Giving someone a piece of your soul is better than giving a piece of your heart. Because souls are eternal. --Helen Boswell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaagmi View Post

    As citizens of India we would prefer an India with reservation only for Dalits. The current system of reservation for castes other than Dalits is a big fraud.

    I fully agree with it.
    Actually, I even go a step further. The caste-based system should be abolished. India has been free for 70 years, technically we do not have caste. Yes, there may have to be some adjustments for economically disadvantaged.
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