[Advaita-l] Re: Question: Swadharma

Amuthan aparyap at yahoo.co.in
Sat Feb 11 20:50:09 CST 2006

namo nArAyaNAya!

--- Sanjay Srivastava <sksrivastava68_at_gmail.com>
> If someone wanted to
> understand the religious practices and difference
> between a "tiwari" and "krishnamurthy" or "khatri"
> and "agarwala" or "saxena" or "datta", no amount of
> research into manusmriti and veda-s is going to
> help. 

i guess 'kRShNamUrti' is not a family name. tamilians
generally have the (strange) habit of appending their
father's name to their own and don't use their family
name. for instance, my surname is tAtAchArya and i
never get to use it except when performing vaidika
karma-s. instead, i have my father's name R... added
to my name. that's how things happen in tam land :-)

--- Sanjay Srivastava <sksrivastava68_at_gmail.com>
> Social issues that we face today are at most only
> tenuously related to scriptures and that too by
> implication. If we wanted to study the social issues
> of chaturvarna system, manusmriti would have been
> quite handy. However, if we want to analyze the
> rivalries between kurmis, bhumihaars, lodhs and
> ahirs, we will be unable to find a single reference
> to them in any of the scriptures.

i have a request. will it be possible to shift this
entire discussion to some mailing list on indian
culture or social structure of india? since there is
no single and common ground based on which arguments
can be made, different people start off with different
assumptions and keep arguing endlessly. 

no doubt svadharmAnuShThAna is an important issue, but
i get a feeling that the discussions are deviating
along a tangent from advaita.

vAsudevaH sarvaM,

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