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Brahmins ... are they not part of Indian civilisation?



[FONT=&quot]India[/FONT][FONT=&quot] is one of the only two civilisations ( the other one is China) that have continuous and un interrupted history of several millennia. Indian civilisational history can be traced to more than 5000 years ago. Life in [/FONT][FONT=&quot]india[/FONT][FONT=&quot] continues to be defined and guided by the ideas principals and preferences that were evolved at a very early stage and as recordrd in the foundational litrature of indian civilisation.

The period of islamic rule was long; but at no point did Indians accept the superiority of the islamic civilisation. But during the British phase, Indians especially the elite Indians began to entertain douts about the truth and efficacy of indian civilisational ways. From the middle of 19th century Indian elite began to loose faith in [/FONT][FONT=&quot]India[/FONT][FONT=&quot] and her civilisational genious both in its spiritual and material aspects. But the spark lit by our leaders was not strong enough to dispel the darkness generated by the European indoctrination.

Once again the elite Indians began to negate their anchorage in the Indian civilisation and in sanathana dharma. The horrifying result is that to-day, we, Brahmins do not seem to know what is it in Brahminism [/FONT][FONT=&quot] that needs to be saved and preserved in the face of the vigoros onslaughts of western modernity. This is the most important and deeply tragic aspect of foreign rule in Indian History. What do you think that needs to be saved and preserved by tamil Brahmins to maintain the continuous and un interupted history for this millenium?

I feel it should start from the fundamental level like Trikaala Sandhyavandanam, madi, isolation of women during her periods, etc..also acting according to our grand parents' instructions with regard to festivals.We can know only from them how things were being done especially when it comes to the family customs. I mean we should analyse the whys of our Varnaasrama and Saastras simultaneously following them and not keep arguing and pondering over them without following them.I may sound absurd but we, in this modern era, do not use our brain power even to the extent our ancestors used.Thanks to the develoment and advancements in Science and technology, physically also v r not active as they were.I mention this because it'll take quite long for us to understand the logic behind everything said in the Saastras.But by the time we analyse and understand we may not be able to follow our traditions, culture and customs because we were only analysing and not following.And we may be senoirs of our families, misleading our next gen.So better follow and analyse.
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