[Advaita-l] The myth of strict old days

Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 18 07:10:47 CDT 2010

>In the older days they
>were following a sricter system to Impart Brahma vidya.
>In the ancient days,the system was very strict unlike
>the present days.

Though unsure as to what exactly you have in mind, these statements are usually 
made when there is no correct understanding of Indian History.
Such statements are usually a consequence of mistaking the smR^iti-s for 
historical documents.
smR^iti is what some people considered ideal. It is not a record of what people 
or society did.

Also unsure of a "stricter system to impart brahma vidya": When one tries to 
impart brahma-vidya to one who does not qualify, it is like talking to a wall. 
Hence there is no easy or lenient way(compared to a stricter way) of imparting 


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