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I vividly remember the opening ceremony of the abalāśrama[1]. It must have been in 1909 or 1910. That day of celebration started with the traditional nāgasvaram[2]. The weather was pleasant with sunshine; it was neither too warm nor too cold. Many important people of the city were present. The most

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१ सामान्यतया वदामः किल वयं लोके “इयमस्माकं प्रकृतिः,” “तत्तस्य नैजम्,” “इदं मे नैजम्” इत्यादीनि वचांसि। कोऽसौ प्रकृतिः? किं नाम नैजम्? आ जनेर्मानवेषु समन्विता भवन्ति केचन पदार्थाः, काश्चन शक्तयो गुणप्रवृत्तयश्च। मानवेन कथं वेदं वस्तुजातं समासादितम्? येन केनापि विधिनेति वक्तव्यम्—जन्मान्तरेण जातं, वरत्वेन लब्धं, पूर्वकर्मफलरूपेण संप्राप्तं वा। यत्किमपि भवतु नाम। निष्कर्षस्तावदयं यन्मनुष्यस्य जन्मावसर एव

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Marxist-Communist historians claim that because Pushyamitra Shunga was a brāhmaṇa, all events that occurred during his period were merely the revolt of brāhmaṇas.  These incidents symbolize the enmity that brāhmaṇas had against Ashoka and his heritage. Contrary to their claims, varṇa doesn’t occupy a significant place in this. The Shungas weren’t in power for a long

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