- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
What is wrong if some people marry in their own community? Dalits are not out-castes. They are Shudras, very much a part of society. The out-castes were 'chandalas', who were excommunicated from the society for a severe wrong. Perhaps India also will have/has a society like Bali, not bad as it may be in some regions.Hindus in Bali only marry within their born castes, though there are exceptions today. So there is social discrimination, but overall it is not as bad as in India from what I know. They don't have outcastes (dalits).
A Brahmin could take any profession and would still be a Brahmin in Hinduism. This is an exception. Not surprising since they wrote 'the book'. So your statement is incorrect.
That has been clarified in many Hindu scriptures. A person born in a brahmin family is not a brahmin unless he/she has the attributes expected of a brahmin. Just the birth does not make one brahmin.
"Janmana jayate shudrah, samskarad dvija ucyate l vedapathi bhaved viprah, Brahma janati brahmanah ll"
(Every one is born a Shudra, by observing samskaras one becomes a Dvija (twice born); by studying the Vedas one becomes a Vipra, and one who knows Brahman is a Brahmana.)
Satyakama Jabali became a sage and VedaVyasa compiled the Vedas.