History of Debate

nanda chandran vpcnk at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 14 16:13:49 UTC 1999

>Kalidasa's name does not sound brahminical. He might not
>have had modern Smarta worldview.

KAli's DhAsa is KAlidhAsa. I don't think there's any reference to his
real name anywhere, from which one could deduce whether he was a
smArtha or not. And VedAnta can hardly be restricted to smArthas

But that he was a brAhmana, there's little doubt, when one reads his
works. He is all for the varnAshrama dharma. Wasn't he the one who
said, "Born a brAhmana, initiated a dvija, having learnt the shruti
(VedA) - a shrotraya, and when vibrating with knowledge - a viprata."

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