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Brahmin:

see BrahmanBrahman
or Brahmin
. In the Upanishads, Brahman is the name for the ultimate, unchanging reality, composed of pure being and consciousness. Brahman lies behind the apparent multiplicity of the phenomenal world, and is ultimately identical to the atman or inner essence
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Brahmin

appellation accorded members of old, “aristocratic” New England families. [Am. Hist.: EB, II: 226]
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5) As it turns out however, the choice of Sankara may have been conveniently deliberate, as the interpretive lens through which he saw brahminical philosophy provides a rationale for both Dara's esoteric reading and his wish for some doctrinal cover.
bypasses the Sanskritic, Brahminical Orientalism of Jones, and its patrisitic traditions.
The fascism of this brahminical genocide calls for a brutal masculinization of its cadres.
12) Thus Arun Shourie in two recent books displaces the authentic identity of Indian Christians who have chosen not to belong to the hierarchical Brahminical Hinduism,(13) and disparages the movement of Ambedkarism, which consciously unites Dalits to stand against the Hindu nationalist conception of a "free India".
This is essentially Simon Brodbeck's criticism, who says the Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita "would be a more convincing locative object of study than 'Indian philosophy'," and that Framarin writes as if brahminical commentaries are straightforward expositions of a root text, rather than often creative philosophical efforts in their own right (Religious Studies 46.
48) Set against its ancient Indian context, the core tale of the Sudinna narration thus contrasts the ideal of sramanic renunciation to the brahminical notion of a man's duty in procreation.
Coomaraswamy writes: We can safely assert that the Indian nude goddess was a goddess of fertility, for this is written unmistakably upon her image, that she was a popular and perhaps the greatest of the many non-Aryan feminine divinities who later on were gradually and only with difficulty merged in the Brahminical and Buddhist pantheons as Sakti, and she is in the last analysis identical with the Great Mother, the Supreme Devi of the Tantras.
I have myself been accused by some correspondents of being a Muslim appeaser, and by others of being a Brahminical Hindu; by some of being a self-hating Bengali, and by others of being a Bengali chauvinist.
At the beginning of the Indian philosophical schools, it was mainly Brahminical texts and thoughts that influenced the theological framework.
Lal's school where he memorised the multiplication tables, learnt about rift valleys, deserts and the Gulf Stream and read the Lord's Prayer in Hindi from King George V Hindi Reader, until all this abruptly stopped and it was decided that he should receive traditional brahminical training at Pandit Jairam's house.
Opposition to Brahminical consolidations of class privilege led to complex caste formations of the region's postcolonial middle class.
Hindutva politics has been implicated in violent anti-Muslim riots in India and critiqued by feminists for its upper-caste Brahminical patriarchy.