Sunday, 29 May 2011
Met The Brahmin - ब्राह्मण
As one who prays, A devout or a religious human, Who is well versed in vedic texts, One versed in sacred knowledge.
In a history of cast/varnas based on Manusmriti words, they are four cast/varnas that differentiated by strata : First strata is Brahmin , Second strata is Kshatriyas (warriors, law enforcers, administrators) Third strata is Vaishyas (agriculturists, cattle raisers, merchants, bankers), and The last is Shudras (service providers).
All the cast/varnas system growth based on birth line, once you are born in a caste all lifetime you will not get out, its about blood that flow inside your body. This cast sytem eventually lead to discrimination. Its why has been abolished under the Indian constitution. Nevertheless, caste system remains influential to this day.
Indication for the Brahmin caste system is by the family name root and by the white string that tail on body that represents Purity, Truth, and Peace.
In fact im disagree with the cast sytem, because everyone birth is Children of God. Even you or me or everyone can be a Brahmin the first strata in cast/varnas , based on the notion of Veda.
“ If you topknot souls of humanity , believe all other religions , respect for all faith traditions, coherently explains the nature of soul, God, time, and karma, and delineates an enlightened lifestyle, devout all your life in God way you are a true Brahmin…” ( Brahma Kumaris spirituality mission)
PS : The picture is taken in some Khrisna birthday celebrate @Shri Parathasarathy Temple / Singarachari Street, Triplicane, Chennai - 044 28442449.