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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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(120) Rather than basing the rite on Brahminic ritual or on Khmer magic, these red shirt protesters sought to find its roots in Siamese history and thus legitimise it in terms of a nationalist ideology.
Upadhyay was primarily interested in the ascetic model (sannyasa) of brahminic Hinduism.
The image cultivated by Naths was neither the pacific brahminic sage nor the respectable householder, but the fearsome, expressive warrior-sadhu.(41)
At times the consternation some earlier Western Indologists expressed with Brahminic textual practices65 is the result, I think, of a lack of alignment of the tacit premises operating in ancient Brahmin and modern Western intellectual discourses.
AD) being the last patron of Buddhism (on par with Brahminism) and Islamic invasions frequently destroying the Buddhist shrines in the North-Western Himalayan valleys, Brahminic practices remain constant in converting almost all the Buddhist tantric deities into their Brahmanic counterparts as also converting their techniques of sadhana including mantras and man2alas into the Brahmanic systems.
Allen describes the Brahminic order as it prevailed in South India till our own days: "Nor could the underclass carry umbrellas, wear footwear, send their children to school, drink from the public wells, wear new clothes without first making them soiled, put up gates and walls round their house or use tiles on their roofs." Two persons of different castes had to keep the correct distance from each other, 6 to 72 paces according to the rank of the two persons concerned.
Yudhisthira pursues dominion through warfare for brahminic and divine purposes, and he is to be some kind of "king." The formation and stabilization of his character and intellect are critically important to this action and this role.
Aloysius does a remarkable job of reconstructing historically this religious renaissance used for nationalistic purposes: Faced thus with the real and supposed onslaughts on its monopolistic dominance, and having tried different forms of meeting the challenge, such as reform and revivalism, the Brahminic ideology finally settled upon an adequate strategy by reincarnating itself as pan-Indian political-national Hinduism.
Mahabali was a noble king, but he is an Asura in the Brahminic perception.
147), there are two fundamental motifs that reappear again and again as "basic principles with the force to create the plots and actions of Indian narrative literature: the motif of the dreaded Brahminic curse, and the motif of all-powerful asceticism." We are treated to an excellent translation into Czech of the dialogue between Dhrtarastra and Vidura (pp.
In fact, several members of the Maurya and other royal families were of non-Aryan origin, therefore called Shudras in Brahminic records.
Birds occupy some interesting places in the imagination of many Sanskrit poets, perhaps because brahminic culture accorded sabda such a privileged place in its experience of the world.(1) The conversations and recitations of gatherings of brahmins are happily compared to the honking of geese.(2) And when the Pandavas, one after the other, try to persuade Yudhisthira to give up his intention to renounce the Bharata kingship in the wake of the great war, Draupadi describes them to Yudhisthira as "parched like Catakas ...