I’m a Brahmin & Congress general secretary : Rahul Gandhi

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    I’m a Brahmin & Congress’s general secretary: Rahul Gandhi to party - The Times of India
     
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    On a serious note, what is the criterion for being a Brahmin ? I'm not even sure if he's Hindu
     
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    The wise and knowledgeable one is a Brahmin.

    However, for a precise definition, refer to Yudhishtir's conversation with Yama at the Magical Lake.
     
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    not another caste thread :facepalm:
     
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    It's political
     
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    No comment on OP.

    But I am leaving dots about what I hear these days.

    1] Kangress control all media, says almost everybody.

    2] I'm Brahmin & run congress: Rahul Gandhi

    3] Upper caste controls national media: Bachchu Yadav

    :troll:
     
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    It's not caste thread but religion+political thread. Of course, If he is Hindu then he would be Brahmin. But a big IF
     
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    everything about is just unsubstantiated rumors converted to a graph

    personally , i think they dont care about religion as most rich people
     
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    विनाश काल विप्रीत बुद्धि, This act of his will infuriate both Upper Castes and Dalits alike, now both will turn against him.
     
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    I am neither agreeing, nor disagreeing with you. In other words, I am not saying nor countering whether Rahul Gandhi is Brahmin. However, I disagree with your premise. 'Brahman' is the name of a Varna, and Varna is not hereditary. Caste is, but Caste is not Varna. You display nepotism by posting that chart. It is informative, but, in this context, goes against Hindusim.
     
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    Well looks like even Indians can come up with conspiracy theories to rival the birthers in the US who go after Obama. I can't even reach the site nehrufamily.com so can't really say if its a Nehru conspiracy theory website or not.

    Its a well known fact that Feroze Ghandy is a Parsi. His father was Jahanger Feradoon and mother Ratimai - both Parsis. No Khan on either side of the family tree.

    In fact, if there was a possible conversion, it could only be that he became a Hindu because he was cremated at the time of his death. There was huge outcry from the Parsi community for doing so and a compromise solution of burying the ashes in the Parsi cemetery was done.
    Even today, you can go Parsi Anjuman cemetery in Allahabad and find his resting place.

    For all we know, this website probably got sued for libel by Feroze Ghandi's relatives. Lets not act like the birthers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_citizenship_conspiracy_theories) in the US who claim Obama was not born in the US despite his Hawaii birth cert.
    Look at credible sources and come to your own conclusion

    Relatives complain, Cong works to stop web ‘slander’ on Feroze Gandhi - Indian Express
    Talk:Feroze Gandhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    J Gopikrishnan: Feroze Gandhi : The Forgotten Gandhi of India
     
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    He's not a ब्राह्मण, Muslim from Dad side and Christian from Mom side. Just ruling over Innocent Hindus. BTW, regardless of caste we're one and same. One blood, One nationality.
     
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    he is brahmin from his paternal grand mother side.
    so he has strong brahmin root and if he is following hinduism than he is a brahmin by cast.
    even after converted to other religion many brahmin keep a separate identity in new religious community by generation.
     
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    He is an idiot - and this is the only thing that matters
     
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    Read post #3. You should what what a Brahmin is. First understand what it is, then argue on it.
     
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    I think you know about a lot about brahmin.my ansector was a bengali brahmin.my mother's maternal mother was also bengali brahmin.so i know some fact about them.can you tell me brief about brahmin.
     
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    I don't believe in nepotism. I don't believe in this rule that only a Brahmin's son can be a Brahmin.

    If you read the Mahabharata, where 4 out of 5 Pandavas drink water from the Magical Lake and 'die,' Yudhishtir is interviewed by Yama to see whether he truly understands Dharma. Hearing his answers, Yama was convinced he understood Dharma, and therefore made his brothers alive. This is one reason why Yudhishtir is Dharmaraj.

    Anyway, of all the questions Yama asked, one was "What make s a person a Brahmin?" He gave a detailed answer, and it was specifically mentioned, that one does not become a Brahman by birth. (this is as per Mahabharata by C. Rajagopalachari).
     
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    Yama tests Yudhishtir at the Magical Lake

    Let's see what Dharma is, and let's look at what Dharmaraj Yudhishtir has to say about a Brahman:

    Read full episode: Mahabharata Summary By Rajaji, Mahabharata Stories , Stories and Characters from Mahabharata, Mahabharatam in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi..
     
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    thanks pamitra
     

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