Brahminism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Brahminism the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    • n Brahminism the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brahminism The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the religion of Brahma.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Brahminism one of the religions of India, the worship of Brahma
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Brahma, the supreme post-Vedic Hindu deity.

Usage

In literature:

In one respect, sir, I am a Brahmin.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
The Brahmin oppresses all the non-Brahmin castes.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The Brahmins also observe an elaborate daily ritual.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The Vedas, or sacred books of the Brahmins, give very strict directions about the music of the various religious festivals.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Now an Indian doctor appears, smoking a long pipe in his chariot, drawn by a Brahmin bull.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
On religion, his ideas were scarcely Christian: he combined the Brahmin and the Socialist.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Now he is safe, he is a Brahmin.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
He will kill Brahmins there, in Kali's name, And please the thugs, and blood-drunk of the earth.
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
If you can only get the Mohamedans and the Brahmins to come in!
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
There were a Brahmin, two native Christians, and a Johari.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
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In poetry:

The Brahmin from his distant home
Brings thoughts of ancient lore;
The Bhuddist breaking bonds of caste
Divides mankind no more.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
They reckon ill who leave me out;
When me they fly, I am the wings;
I am the doubter and the doubt,
And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.
"Brahma" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"He dared not mock the Dervish whirl,
The Brahmin's rite, the Lama's spell;
God knew the heart; Devotion's pearl
Might sanctify the shell.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Dysent'ry touched him in June, after the Chota Bursat —
Lowered his portly person — made him yearn to depart.
He didn't call me a "Brahmin," or "bloated," or "overpaid,"
But seemed to think it a wonder that any one stayed.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling
March came in with the koil. Pagett was cool and gay,
Called me a "bloated Brahmin," talked of my "princely pay."
March went out with the roses. "Where is your heat?" said he.
"Coming," said I to Pagett, "Skittles!" said Pagett, M.P.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Edmund 'Ned' Cabot, Boston Brahmin scion and avid yachtsman, drowns off Newfoundland.
MEAT FOR THE MASSES Despite its moniker, the Brahmin 's tasty small plates — like these deliciously simple meatballs — cater to more proletariat tastes.
Brahmins did not dine in bare brick rooms (you can look this up).
And the food, past a few classic cocktails, is like nothing the Brahmins ate.
In India's Tamil Nadu state, a lawsuit by upper- caste Brahmins has kept lower- caste Dalits from taking up jobs as priests, the tradition domain of Brahmins.
The Brahmin – a member of the caste at the top of Hinduism's vast hierarchy – had always had friends from lower castes .
Policemen stand behind barbed wire as Nepal's Brahmins and Chhetri society members hold a demonstration near the Constitution Assembly building in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 27, 2012.
The managers in a bicycle factory in India may indeed have all been Brahmins and the cleaners may have been low caste.
This sense of time disturbs the novel's protagonist, a young Brahmin landlord called Jagannatha.
Infertile Indian couples demand high-caste 'Brahmin' sperm.
As in vitro fertilization (IVF) grows in India, doctors say caste-conscious couples are increasingly demanding "Brahmin" sperm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America's most celebrated poets and philosophers, was born to a Boston Brahmin family on May 25, 1803, just 28 years after the clashes in Lexington and Concord.
Bloggers, too, have begun to weigh the pontiff 's legacy, and Brahmin blogger Glenn Reynolds rounds up a collection of positive assessments.
Once upon a time, there lived a Brahmin in a village on the outskirts of a jungle.
Edmund 'Ned' Cabot, Boston Brahmin scion and avid yachtsman , drowns off Newfoundland.
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In science:

Both the kings and Brahmins can take over the property of the sinners and those kings and Brahmins will never give birth to PWDs (Chapter IX Laws of Manu, sloka 247) . So it was believed that those who enjoyed the properties of sinners will give birth to children with disability.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
If in a Brahmin there was a mentally retarded one he was considered to be better than other 4 castes and dalits (Chapter IX Laws of Manu, sloka 317) .
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The Laws of Manu were the ancient laws but followed even today by certain upper castes (Brahmins).
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Further the Laws of Manu had been written by the Brahmins to see they enjoyed the maximum benefit of the land where they came into as nomads.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
At Ramanujan’s funeral on April 26, 1920, most of his orthodox Brahmin relatives stayed away, since Ramanujan was tainted in their eyes, having crossed the waters on his sea voyage to England in April 1914.
And free lunch for all...
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