[Advaita-l] mleccha-s not eligible to take Hinduism??

Shyam Subramanian shyamsub at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 23:30:45 CDT 2012

SrI lalitAlAlita,

Namaste. I am slightly confused about this issue.

The majority of brAhmaNa-s today  do acts which are explicitly 
prohibited in shAstra-s
(eating at restaurants, going to mleccha deSa etc) and do not do the acts
which they are supposed to do (agnihotrAdi) - this is including even 
those who do sandhyAvandana
and some devatArcana.

Why is this shAstra-viruddha behaviour less shAstra-viruddha than
the upanayanam of a Westerner being done by his guru? I agree that
you did not says so explicitly, but it seems to me that there is an 
implicit assumption
that this is true.

Please note that I am not saying that we cannot point out dharma-viruddha
acts even if we are not behaving as per dharma. It is simply not clear 
to me how to compare
and say which act is less or more dhArmic.


On 7/16/2012 8:31 AM, श्रीमल्ललितालालितः wrote:
> *श्रीमल्ललितालालितः <http://www.lalitaalaalitah.com/>
> lalitAlAlitaH <http://dooid.com/lalitaalaalitah>*
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 4:22 AM, ravi chandrasekhara <vadhula at yahoo.com>wrote:
>> I suppose Chinmaya Mission and RK Mission may do the same.
> About, RK Mission I can confirm as they give brahmacharya before saMnyAsa
> and brahmacharya involves thread. They are in no way shAstrIya.
> Now, let us talk about chinmaya mission and ArSha-gurukulam. Both have
> foreign born saMnyAsI-s, saMnyAsinI-s and brahmachArin-s, brahmachAriNI-s.
> If saMnyAsa given by them follows paddhati, then their brahmachArin-s,
> including mleccha-s and strI-s, must have thread given by them. So, they
> are in a way followers of RK Mission, i.e. independent of veda-s or
> a-shAstrIya.
> Those who know these institutions more than us may confirm.

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