#Jagadguru #Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji: Earlier people had so much faith in the Shastras that they never questioned as to what material benefit would ensue out of Vedic studies.


They studied the Vedas and Shastras considering it as their duty “ब्राह्मणेन निष्कारणं षडङ्गो वेदोऽध्येयो ज्ञेयश्च”.
Sri Apastamba Rishi has explained that a Brahmachari must be a Tapasvi (one who lives in accordance to Niyamas or rules laid down during the time of Upanayana, such as being devoted to the teacher, not sleeping during the day etc.), a Riju (one whose thoughts, words and deeds are in conformance with each other), and Mridu (soft spoken) and Arooksha (one who never insults and is always intent on acting in accordance to Dharma). In such a Brahmana, all divinities exist.

Sri Adi Shankaracharya has said ब्राह्मणत्वस्य हि रक्षणे रक्षितः स्याद्वैदिको धर्मः (the Vedic Dharma is protected only when the Brahmanatvam is protected). Hence a Brahmana has to realize the responsibility he has to fulfill and act accordingly.

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