We must feel proud to be brahmins. Brahmin is not a caste. It is a way of life. Today's world poses serious challenges for this tradition. We must face it in our stride. We must stay away from meat, tobacco and alcohol. Males should perform sandhya vandanam daily. In our spare time we must chant Rama nama. (I learnt from 'Ramayan' in SUN TV that Rama nama is more powerful than even Rama himself!). Unfortunately, there has always been a malicious propoganda against brahmins in Tamil Nadu. They accuse brahmins of casteism. They are oblivious of the fact that it is brahmins who worked (and still work) to remove casteism. Subramanya Bharathy adored harijan boys with poonool and Vaidyanatha Iyer led harijan children into Madurai Meenakshi amman temple. Brahmin is one who has mind like iron and heart like butter. Let us be brahmins and preserve this wonderful tradition in such a way that our future generations can benefit from it.