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Does the incident of Shankara meeting a Chandala prove that Shankara never had realization?

According to Advaita Vedanta, things like caste, gotra, etc, will cease to exist after realization. But when Adi Shankara met a Chandala in Varanasi, he asked the Chandala to move away from his path. ...
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Is untouchability discussed in the Vedas?

Untouchability can be of a couple of forms: one which arises out of temporary impurity (aśauca) e.g., not touching a menstruating woman a person is untouchable due to the nature of his work e.g., a ...
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Can a Hindu eat with a non Hindu?

In a video by the Sikh Jagraj Singh, Hinduism was discussed in relation to a passage from the Guru Granth Sahib. In the GGS, the Guru Nanak described the Hindus as hypocrites for eating with Muslims ...
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What was the traditional justification for why Chandalas were not allowed in temples?

Traditionally, Chandalas and I believe even Sudras were not allowed in temples. What was the justification for this and is it based on scriptures?
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What scriptures say that Prana Pratishtha is removed by a Chandala's touch?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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What happens if non-Dalit touches a Dalit? [duplicate]

What would happen to a non-Dalit if a Dalit touched them in Ancient India?
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Why didn't Lord Rama and Lord Krishna stop untouchability?

Scriptures confirm that the untouchability was practiced during Dwapara Yuga. Lord Rama and Lord Krishna were incarnations of God incarnated to destroy adharma on the earth in Treta Yuga and Dwapara ...
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Did Adi Sankara follow untouchability?

In the life of Adi Shankara, there is a famous incident involving a Chandala and his Four dogs: When Sankara was going with his disciples to the Ganges for midday ablutions, he noticed an outcaste ...
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Untouchability during Ramayana or Mahabharata period

Are there any references to untouchability or the presence of untouchables during the time of Ramayana or Mahabharata? Or did the practice start afterwards?
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Why there is Untouchability in Hindu religion? [closed]

I have sees from my childhood my mother always force us to do following activities After Nature Call you have to take bath up to waist or change the cloth for later cleaning. I somebody dies in ...
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Why did Hindus practice untouchability?

In various sub-castes, people used to practice untouchability i.e., some of the people who were considered lower castes, for example, sweepers, cleaners, etc. were ignored, and there were rules such ...