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  • noun

Synonyms for brahman

a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)

a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas

the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category


Related Words

any of several breeds of Indian cattle

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In his writings Jones no longer accused the Brahmans of intellectual pride and, although his researches into Sanskrit literature confirmed the frequency of the topos of the Brahman's curse as a controlling plot device revealing the traditional obeisance accorded to the priestly caste, he attempted to mitigate this representation.
From a Brahman's point of view, Hindu religious values are those values which they have created and which other people share.
Hammond hopes to find the admirable tropical toughness of the Brahman in some other breed, perhaps a Bos taurus, that doesn't share the Brahman's problems.
The subtlety of Samkara's phrasing, that such words are for teaching (pratipadana) (not "describing") Brahman's svarupa, and his rejection of the adjectival reading of such terms in Taittiriyopanisadbhasya 2.
How Brahman's extra-textual status is to be mediated through sruti is one of the central concerns--and balancing acts--of Advaita.