I have been reading the treads of this forum for a while. I must admit that I enjoy it and it is very informative. I would like to ask a question which several of my non Brahmin friends have asked for long. Why is it that Brahmins are so special? Why are they making achievements easily? Among a group of our friends, Brahmins are doing academically well. For example, my friends Durga, Suchitra and Rudra passed Chartered Accountancy quickly. We know that some guys like Venkitaraman, Sahasranaman, Prasant cleared CA and ICWAI in first attempt. So our non Brahmins friends are surprised and ask a question? What is the secret? How do you do this? Do you spent more hours for study? What is your strategy? They thinkt it is more than just study? They all attended the same college or coaching centers? Non Brahmins struggle 7-8 years or sometimes 10 years without result. Actually, they want to duplicate our success. I am thinking what should I say? Is it our rituals, tradition or vegetarian food? As elders and people having more knowledge, I thought I would ask this question to you?