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Re: Upanayanam and Sandhyavandanam

From: Eswar Josyula (76142.1306_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Mon Nov 06 1995 - 12:18:14 PST

One of the qualifications of a brahmin is that he starves
to death rather than work for a living.  How many of us
satisfy this criterion?  I certainly don't.

I think that usage of the term "shudra" as long as it refers
to onself.  For example, " I am a shudra."  Think of all others
as servants of God.  How about using "jivas" for everyone?

Definitions of shudras and brahmins cannot be twisted around
for our convenience.

-Eswar Josyula