Study of Vedas

Ashish Chandra ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 12 17:21:33 CDT 2002

On Fri, 12 Apr 2002 12:32:33 -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas
<jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:

>On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Ashish Chandra wrote:
>> That is what I was doubting i.e. can swadharma and following the lead of
>> your ancestors the same or do they differ, as they most certainly do in
>> case. Swami Chandrashekharendra Sarasvatiji teaches through his book that
>> we must follow the dharma of our ancestors. So I was just thinking that
>> since Vedas have not been studied in my line for quite some time, has my
>> swadharma changed.
>This is a dilemmna any ethical person and culture has to face.  What do
>you do when those with responsibility shirk it?


>Do your community believe there was a Brahman ideal they have fallen from
>or do they think there way of life is how they have always lived?  That's
>the central question to ask I think.

I don't know and I don't think I have spoken to any of the elders about
this. The condition of Brahmins in North India is very different from those
in the South. Here we have become farmers and warriors and rarely does one
come across anyone doing Veda-adhyayan. But anyway, I hope I am correct to
presume that since I have a shakha, I should assume that the study of this
shakha was undertaken by our community a very long time ago. In that case,
I would like to know if there are any teachers of Madhyandina Shakha of SYV
in Dallas/Fort Worth area. I can try and learn at least the basic karmas.


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