1/ "A woman cannot act independently; she is under the authority of the man" (Vashistha Dharmasutra 5.1); "It is not possible for a woman to act independently [...] Women are devoid of strength" (Baudhayana 2.3.44-46); "A woman should never go against her husband" (Gautama 18.2).
2/ "Shudras are to serve another, the three higher castes [varnas], to be expelled and beaten according to the pleasure (of their masters.)" -- Aitareya Brahama
(Source: Aitareya Brahmana of the Rigveda, Published 1922, The Panini Office, Allahabad.)
Aug 3, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
That the Upanishadic Sage Yajnavalkya was a #Beef eater, is an accepted fact among Indologists. Some Hindu traditionalists disingenuously claim otherwise. Well, even Twitter Sanghis' fav 'Historian' #TrueIndology, agrees that Yajnavalkya was a beef eater:
You probably are aware that your physical desires and instincts are at the service of your genes. Survival and reproduction, that's their game. 1/
Your genes are nomads crossing the immensity of time, and you, are only the tent under which they sleep tonight. But, are you aware that your mind is also the tool of another kind of evolution, not one of genes, but of memes. 2/
Jul 15, 2018 • 25 tweets • 13 min read
You can't be a Brahmin AND a Shudra!! In case your father is a Shudra and mother a Brahmin, then the proper term for you is "Chandala". In the reverse case, you are termed a "Nishada". Please be specific, @AgentSaffron! 2/ BTW, @AgentSaffron believes in Aryan Invasion/Migration Theory and laments that Brahmin genes aren't spread wide enough in India.
Apr 24, 2018 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
I have climbed the Virtual Mountain of Beans to ask you a question, O Wise One.
What do you think of cowboy coffee? Is there any spiritual benefit to be gained from this ‘Western’ practice?
Lethargic and Confused
(Thread) my response
Thank you for making the trek up here to join me in learning, amid the groves of trees weighted down with the Bean of the Gods. I am not THE CoffeeYogi, but a simple coffeeyogi, a devotee of the Divine Elixir. Pour yourself a cup & let us explore the mysteries together