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The passage you quoted in your question is from Shreemad Bhagavata Maha Purana 4.4.17 and it says that "one should by force cut out the blasphemer's tongue and kill the offender". And your enquiry is about "does Vaishnavism ordains one to the cut-the tongue of a blasphemer? " The answer is No. Not only Vaishnavism but none of the sects of ...


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First dealing with uninitiated persons. The mantra you are talking about is a Vedic mantra. Can anyone chant it without initiation? The answer is usually NO as per scriptures. Without Vedic initiation (Upanayana) one must not chant any Vedic mantras. Manu Smriti 2.172. (He who has not been initiated) should not pronounce (any) Vedic text excepting (...


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As ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC) clarified recently while appointing female dīkṣā gurus, they rely on the teachings of Swami Prabhupada and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and not that of Ramanujacharya: The primary bases for this decision are the expressed desires and instructions on guru qualifications of ISKCON's Founder-acarya His Divine Grace Srila ...


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What makes a Brahman comparatively distinct from the Mlecchas, according to the Vedas? Brahmanas are considered "bhu-suras" or "earthy gods", the highest of man, whereas Mlecchas are "bhu-asuras" or "bhu-rakshasas" or "earthly demons", the lowest of man. Manusmriti: Elephants, horses, despised Śūdras, ...


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Do the mleccha civilizations become stronger than the vedic civilization in kali yuga? Yes, kali yuga is when the destruction of Vedic civilization and the rise of the Mleccha civilizations happens. From the Vishnu Purana on the symptoms of Kali Yuga: The people of the various countries intermingling with them will follow their example, and the ...


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Does Kshatriya Dharma allow the sacking and pillaging of a country after it has been conquered, or the slaughter of its citizens during a conquest? No. At least not necessarily in the manner done by Mlecchas and demons, but in a different way. According to the Manusmriti and the Mitakshara, when an army is sieging an enemy city, it is allowed to harass the ...


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Other than four (Brahman, Kshetriya, Vaisya and Sudra) varnas, there are mixed-cast (varnshankar) and outcast (mlechha). Their origin can be traced to Offering meant for one god got mixed up with the one intended for another For example, offering meant for Indra got mixed up with the one intended for Brhaspati and Suta originated ~Padma Purana: Part 1: ...


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Birth and creation Brahmins born from mouth of Purusha Rigveda 10:90:12 The Brahman was born from his mouth, of both his arms was the Rajanya made. His thighs became the Vaisya, from his feet the Sudra was produced. Mlechhas born from the feircing cow of Vsishta. Mahabharat And many terrible Yavanas and Paradas and Sakas and Valhikas, and Mlecchas born ...


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The meaning/usage of the word dvija had been changed over a period of time. What the seers of Vedic era have in their mind, while using the word dwija, is different in the subsequent ages. If we strictly go by the usage of Vedic era, then any SELF REALISED person is a DWIJA, though not learnt the Veda in a proper way. For example: Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa,...


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This question can not be answered from the scriptures in my opinion. I am answering according to what Swami Vivekananda thought about it. Source: The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Conversations and Dialogues/IX According to Swami Vivekananda, Max Muller, who translated the Vedas, was the rebirth of the Vedic commentator Sayana. The ...


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