You had me then you lost me.
I was totally ready to convert, until I got to these.
Btw, excellent job, my
I really appreciate this!
Can you marry outside of your religion and still be hindu - brahmin?
Absolutely. Only, the environment may not be conducive for you to continue being one.
Hence the insistance of marriage within your community and/or your caste.
--Hmm... hooey. We had a conversation recently about "college life." Remember That sounds like you're in an environment that's not conducive to practicing.
--Boo homey's not down with rigid social class systems. FAIL
Can you eat meat on Fridays?
Yes. There is no restriction of any sort in Hinduism. Its only choice. I am a vegetarian (by birth and choice), and that is only for controlling your urges more than anything else....in other words, to avoid indulgence. One can however do whatever he likes as long as he realises that absitinance gets him closer to the final truth. The more you yield to your sense pleasures, the more distant you are from realising your true self.
Hence I do not eat meat. I always could if I wanted to, but I see no reason in doing so and distancing myself from the truth.
--That is completely opposite of being human. You wouldn't waste your capacity to learn and, say, abstain from grad school. You wouldn't abstain from pleasure if you have more capacity to do what makes you feel good, i.e., brings you closer to "the truth." Pathology will not bring you happiness, but abstinence will not bring you closer to "the truth." FAIL