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Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma
Index

Preface 

Perennial Wisdom 

Sanatana Dharma

Religion And Spirituality...

Religion Or Dharma

The Eternal View Of Hinduism

Idolatary And Dogmatism

Religion And Spirituality..

Religious And Spiritual Practices

Civilization And Social Issues

Hinduism And Sanatana Dharma

Hinduism And Other Religions

Appendices

       

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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HINDUISM AND SANATANA DHARMA

Who is a True Brahmin?

A true Brahmin is a person of spiritual knowledge grounded in cosmic intelligence, who understands the universal order, and works to further it in the world. To become a true Brahmin means to remain in a state of learning, ever seeking to open up to the Divine Reality. It requires a life of seeking truth and upholding firm ethical and spiritual principles like non-violence, non-attachment, humility and truthfulness. The pride of the Brahmin or the so-called priestly class, is a contradiction in terms as a true Brahmin is one who is without personal pride.

Such individuals become the teachers of society and should be respected, not for their position, but for the degree of connection with cosmic reality that they bring to all. All cultures have their learned people whom they revere, what could be called their Brahmins.

These should be people of Self-realization for society to truly flourish. We should train at least a portion of society from birth to pursue the spiritual life. Otherwise our society's spiritual potential cannot truly grow. This is the basis of a real Brahmin class but it should not be based on birth alone. The individuals who belong to it must live the appropriate life-style or they should not be considered part of it.

 

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