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another question

From: Venkatesh Elayavalli/DCOM (vke_at_cypress.com)
Date: Thu Mar 09 1995 - 10:28:59 PST

 
Hello folks,

w.r.t the debate about eggs/food for pets, i would like to pose the 
following.

tradition holds that brahmins are basically preists, performing various
rituals  and mastering religious scriptures. However, in present days, things
have taken a different turn, i feel most brahmins no longer fall in the strict 
definition of a brahmin. So my questions is: 

Is there an identity crisis amongst brahmins?

How one would justify or explain the current occupational types such as Engineer,
Doctor, Entrepreneur. etc. with respect to tradition.

If the one can give reason for changing the tradition w.r.t occupation, 
can't the same hold good for his/her's change in eating habits (example, eggs, 
chicken, ...)


thanks
-vke