Secondly, watching a video "and realizing BrahmaN" does not make one a brAhmin. There are six specified duties and a lifestyle that must be maintained. Enlightenment is not the property of one group of people. My question was related to being able to continue the lifestyle I was raised in and continuing the legacy of my family and gurU and if that was ok to do while keeping with DharmA, or the natural order that the Divine has set in stone for us. That is all; no need for me to get a "Tag". Thank you.Yes of course thambi u want to sound innocent, but you're very cunning. Periyar was from ur caste, i think.
See...if u like the brahmin way of life, you can live that way, nobody can stop you. Strictly speaking, one who knows brahman is Brahmana. So, u can watch some video like thisand realise brahman and be a real brahmana. Lao Tzu became enlightened watching a dry leaf fall from a tree. You can live like ur wish, realise brahman itself, nobody can stop you.
But where is the need to 'become a brahmin'? Being born to brahmin parents doesn't say anything about you expect that ur born to brahmin parents. (or father. Don't ask me about Nairs and matrilineality in tamil culture. Thats a separate topic.)
It doesn't speak about your abilities or purity or impurity or anything. It's just a tag.
But why do you want that? What do you want?
You want to sound very innocent, but you're not. What you want is not that value system. What you want is that tag.
Assuming the gotra of ur guru, anointing urself with those symbols because ur grandfather and some nutcase brahmin (there are many in this site) guy told you "if u feel it's right go ahead" are all outright fraud and forgery.
You know what you're doing is fraud. Thanthai Periyar was from your caste. But you're appealing to some clueless pacifist woke uncles who you know will give you the response that you want.
But then, nobody can stop you. Especially if you're out of India or in Delhi bombay etc. Go ahead.