Who is Brahmana?

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  1. Speechless world

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    Sri Vajra Sucika Upanishad

    Mantra- 9

    tarhi ko va brahmano nama. yah kascid atmanam advitiyam jati-guna-kriya-hinam shad-urmi-shad-bhavety-adi-sarva-dosha-rahitam satya-jnananandananta-rupam seyam nirvikalpam asesha-kalpadharam asesha-bhutantaryamitvena vartamanam antar bahis cakasa-vad anusyutam akhandananda-svabhavam aprameyam anubhavaika-vedyam aparokshataya bhasamanam kara-talamalaka-vat sakshad aparokshi-kritya kritarthataya kama-ragadi-dosha-rahitah sama-damadi-sampanno bhava-matsarya-trishnasa-mohadi-rahito dambhahankaradibhir asamsprishta-ceta vartata evam ukta-lakshano yah sa eva brahmana iti sruti-smriti-puranetihasanam abhiprayah. anyatha hi brahmanatva-siddhir nasty eva. sac-cid-anandam atmanam advitiyam brahma bhavayed atmanam sac-cid-anandam brahma bhavayed ity upanishat.


    Translation Follows----Then someone may ask: "Who is a brahmana, then?" The scriptures answer: "A brahmana directly sees the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has no rival, who is never born, never touched by the modes of material nature, and never trapped in material actions, who is free of the six material waves and the six material states of being, who is free of all defects, whose form is eternal, limitless, and full of knowledge and bliss, who is free of material dualities, who is the resting place of all that exists, who is the Supersoul residing in the hearts of all living beings, who is everywhere, within and without everything, like the great sky, who is a loom on which everything is woven, whose bliss never ends, who is invisible, who is seen only by His own consent, and who voluntarily appears before His devotees and becomes like a walnut grasped in their hands. Also, a brahmana is free of lust, attachment, and other vices, is endowed with peacefulness, self-control and other virtues, is free of envy, hankering, illusion, and other defects, and has a heart untouched by pride and false ego. The Sruti, Smriti, Puranas, and Itihasas declare that such a person is a brahmana. A person who does not have these qualities cannot be a brahmana. A brahmana always meditates on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has no rival and is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss. A brahmana always meditates on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss. Thus the Upanishad is spoken.
     

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