Shruti Vs Smriti

Gregory Goode goode at DPW.COM
Wed Aug 13 10:31:43 CDT 1997

At 12:52 AM 8/13/97 +0000, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
>Your reading is pointless but one day it could lead to something so in
>that sense it is worth continuing.  That's how I characterize my study of
>Vedanta too.  There are far more practical things I read such as vyakarana
>but one day when I do take sannyasa knowledge of Vedanta will be

Thanks for your answer.  Did you say (in a previous message) that sannyasa
is required for

--Greg had said--

>> So take the example of a Westerner
>> like myself.  Works for a living, maintains a home, has some sort of
>> sadhana, might study advaita, even with a teacher.  Even so, as a non-Hindu
>> or perhaps a non-Indian, this Westerner is an outcaste.  Perhaps in a
>> future birth this person might be born into an Indian family and hence into
>> one of the other castes.  I have no textual citation for this
>> but have seen it in newsgroups, BBS's, mail-lists, etc.
>That is indeed the way Indians understand caste.

Then, according to this view, can non-Indians be enlightened?


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