What Will Happen if a Brahmin Eats Non-Vegetarian Food?
“What do you expect to happen? Your stomach has power to digest both. And it is your false belief that Brahmin as a caste shouldn’t eat non-vegetarian”
“Phew…I was relieved. Sir, I thought you were fanatic vegetarian…In fact, I am a Brahmin and have eaten non-veg…Still I can follow Brahmanism, right?”
“Brahmanism has nothing to do with today’s Brahmin caste. If you follow Brahmanism that is Sattvik way of life, you have to be pure vegetarian.”
“I am confused…”
“Our ancestors thrived to be a Brahmin…They knew that Brahmanism is divinely ordained cosmological order. They realized that a human can lead a perfect, peaceful and contented life if he followed Brahmanism…Hence everybody wanted to be Brahmins. They thrived to be one….
Sages like Vasishta, Viswamitra, Vyasa, Jambooka rishi, Shrunga muni, Valmiki, Agasthya, Gowtama etc were not born in Brahmin caste. But they gained ultimate knowledge (brahmajnana) and became Brahmins. Sant Namdev, Sant Ravidass, Sant Kabir and Guru Nanak were not caste Brahmins. Puttaparti Sai Baba, Ramalinga Swamigal, Kripananda Variar, Appar Swamigal, Sri Narayana Guru, Satya Sai Baba, Mata Amritananda mayi etc were not in Brahmin caste.
All of them evolved to be Brahmin. Ved Vyas, Manu, Vasistha etc upheld the importance of Brahmin. But they were not born in Brahmin caste.
Lord Krishna, who positioned Brahmins as supreme though his Baghvad Gita, was a backward caste Yadav. There is not even single HINDU god who is a Brahmin. But all our ancestors propagated, supported and fought for Brahmanism. However, no Brahmin wrote or said anything in favour of Brahmanism. It was non-Brahmins who upheld the positions of Brahmins seeing them as role models…
(Excerpts from my book: MANTRAS and RITUALS: THE LOGIC OF HINDU SCIENCE. For further reading: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B093Z2M52M ) You may visit Amazon site of your respective country and search “B093Z2M52M”
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