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of or relating to or characteristic of a brahmin

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The so called 'Ghar Vapsi' movement is the continuation of the same Brahminic aggression into tribal areas and absorption of weaker communities into the Hindutva order.
If pre-British Indian society was as wicked as the British saw it, which it tried to change without much success, characterizing it as Ramrajya should be seen as part of a larger insidious agenda of reintroducing that unjust social order of aristocracy and social rank, privileged high castes and despised low castes, Brahminic priesthood and intellectual hegemony and so on, from the thralldom of which social reformers like Dr.
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.
The idea of education emerges differently in the two books, although both heroes share to some extent the Brahminic veneration for learning.
The oral lore was re-inscribed in an orthodox Brahminic literary canon, but the fact that the medium was Bangla rather than Sanskrit allowed for its mass circulation, a fact that holds true today as much as it did in the medieval period.
Robert de Nobili, for example, a Jesuit missionary in India, propagated Christianity within the very strict boundaries of Brahminic social customs in the early seventeenth century.
We note here that although traditional Brahminic Hinduism has four broad castes: Brahmin priests, Kshatriya warriors, Vaisya merchants, and Sudra workers and farmers, the more detailed reality is a much finer gradation of many specific castes who constitute the elements of the specific jajmani economies in specific local areas of India.
While the church hierarchy that promotes institutional inculturation views the various expressions of popular inculturation as unhealthy and unreflective borrowing of Hindu practices and rituals, the Catholic laity have been critical of and indifferent to institutional inculturation modeled by Catholic ashrams because of its leaning and bias toward the mystical, philosophical, and ritual traditions of Sanskritic or brahminic Hinduism.
A sense of caste, of Brahminic roots, persisted, despite the community's loss of contact with the motherland (Naipaul, Introduction 5-6).
Emerging within a tradition that has never been part of the brahminic elite, the Nath castes that have developed - also known as castes of yogis or jogis - are nowhere considered among the highest in the Hindu hierarchy.
43) For Mauss the bond between a thing given and its original owner or maker is cross-cultural, found in Roman, Chinese, and Brahminic law and in Germanic custom.
That was the geographico-historical basis of the origin of Indian vegetarianism and the religious legitimacy was only Brahminic manipulation of the psyche of the common people.
I would also suggest, in connection with the third principle, that parallel passages within a text do not furnish any certain standard of a reading; there is often a complexity and multivocality at the base of Brahminic intellectual traditions that make it just as likely that the same or similar ideas were recorded in multiple wordings, rather than that one wording has been distorted through errors in the written transmission.
Breathing exercise and breath watching exercises are the most essential techniques of yoga which are followed by both the Brahminic and Buddhist schools, and their origins can be traced beyond the Vedic period--to even their Indo-Aryan origin.
Social commitment is often judged by such inadequate criteria as the weight given to the Brahminic Hinduism, solidarity with the Dalits and the approach to the ordination of women etc.