| The basic values that the idea of
Brahmin class represents, like truthfulness, simplicity, austerity
and compassion, are good and laudable in any enlightened culture. No
one should be criticized for trying to implement them. If
Brahmins should be criticized, it is for not living up to the
spiritual values of their class, not because such values exist. The
lack of spiritual values in India, the lack of Dharma has caused the
problem, not the existence of one class or another.
However, for a thousand years of anti-Brahminism, the Brahmins
have not disappeared. This is because behind the Brahmin class are
spiritual values, which however often people fail to live up to
them, cannot be ignored. The idea of a class of society devoted to
spiritual pursuits, standing above financial and political motives,
is a great idea that needs to be instituted again in one form or
another all over the world.
Indian society needs integration. This requires that each group
in the country recognizes both its faults and its contributions. But
only if there is a common national cause, can there be national
integration and if this is based upon excluding or demoting the
Brahmins, it cannot possibly succeed.