[Advaita-l] Brahmin culture under threat

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 16 09:26:08 CDT 2012

Vaidehi Caitanya wrote:

> he made an observation which made me think "oriental brahmins are much
> better than the mordernised brahmins. Modernised brahmins have changes only
> at the surface level to accomodate themselves for the modernisation".

I am just a bit curious about what he meant by these terms. Oriental = those who
have stayed close to their roots, and modernised = westernized? 
Abhishek wrote:
> > I advised him the same. He actually went to that purohit and troubled
> > him till he answered! :-D
> > He found out that he is a Gaur Brahmin, Sandilya gotra, yajur vedi &
> > belonging to apasthamba sutra.
> > But now I have a different dilemma. I read on wikipedia that Gaur
> > Brahmins are Vaishnavi Brahmins. I know of Vaishnava brahmins, but
> > what's this Vaishnavi brahmins?

Don't go completely by Wikipedia articles on these details. The writer probably
meant Vaishnava, but even so, he or she wouldn't be quite right about it.

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