[Advaita-l] How to treat a vaidhika?

sriram srirudra at vsnl.com
Thu Jul 26 10:20:14 CDT 2012

During the Sri Rudra Ekadasani which is held during Shashtiabdha 
poorthi/Sadhbhishekam functions also I had seen that some of the purohitas 
do not chant fully and even talk or attend to mobile phones etc.They are all 
young /middleaged.When I point out to switch off the phones they say these 
calls are important for further opportunities etc.They may be right as far 
as their earnings are concerned but are they not doing injustice to the 
present householder? We should not disrespect the vaidikas but should we not 
tell them to be attentive to the Japa on hand?We should not on any account 
ill treat them but how to correct the black sheep?R.Krishnamoorthy.
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From: "Venkatesh Murthy" <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>
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> Namaste,
> Nice story but there are some Purohitas not doing the Pujas and other
> karmas properly. They are not saying Mantras properly. They are saying
> Mantras very fast and skipping Mantras. I have personally witnessed
> it. Should we show them also the same respect like we show a
> Ghanapathi? It may not be correct. It is not correct to mistreat them
> also.
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 4:28 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani
> <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am forwarding this only because it brings out an important lesson in
>> terms of how we should treat vaidhikas. The revival of the vaidhika 
>> dharma
>> is dependent on the proper treatment of vaidhika brahmanas. It is the
>> responsibility of all jatis and schools of thought to get this.
> -- 
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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