The word Brahmin incorporates all the upper-caste Hindus of India. They claim that, because they were made from God Brahma's head, they are the chosen people of God. Worshipping a Brahmin is akin to worshippirig God incarnate. Serving a Brahmin and offering him alms is like serving God himself. These are in the beliefs that are inculcated in the minds of all other people, especially in the low caste Hindus. The MANU SMRITI (BIBLE OF HINDUISM) says: (a) A Brahmin is born to fulfill Dharma. Whatever exists in the world is the property of the Brahmin. On account of the excellence of his origin, he is entitled to all. All mortals subsist through the benevolence of the Brahmin. (b) Ignorant or learned, a Brahmin is still a great deity. TO BRAHMINS - THE THREE WORLDS AND THE GODS OWE THEIR EXISTENCE. Dr Ambedkar says the cardinal principles of Brahminism are six: 1. Graded inequality between the different classes. 2. The complete disarmament of the Shudras and Untouchables. 3. The complete prohibition of education to the Shudras and Untouchables. 4. Ban on the Shudras and the Untouchables in occupying places of power and authority. 5. Ban on the Shudras and the Untouchables in acquiring property. 6. The complete subjugation and suppression of women. "Inequality is therefore the official doctrine of BRAHMINISM" (IBID - 204). "Devadhinam jagat sarvarm Mantradhinam ta devata Tam Mantram Brahmandhinam Brahmana nam devata" Meaning: "The Universe is under the power of gods, The gods are under the power of the mantras, The mantras are under the power of the Brahmins, Therefore the Brahmins are our gods. " Abbe J.A. Dubois's "Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies" Oxford, Third Edition 1906, Page 139. See also page 93. According to Manu (A Hindu Holy Book) it says: * The Shudras belong to the same category as crows, frogs, ducks, moles, dogs or transport animals and have the same disabilities as members of their category. * It is permissible for a member of the high caste to expropriate the wealth of a Shudra by deceit. * The different castes shall pay interest at different rates, the lowest will pay the highest rate. * A Shudra's witness is not normally to be accepted when there is no witness of a "twice-born" person. To get a strong foothold in India, the Brahmin divided the sons of India into various different castes. PUNISHMENT FOR LOW CASTE HINDUS The tongue of a Shudra, who spoke evil about a BRAHMIN should be cut off A Shudra who dared to assume a position of equality with the first three castes was to be flogged. (Apastambha Dharma Sutra III, 10-26) If a Shudra overheard a recitation of the Vedas, molten tin was to be poured into his ears; if he repeated the Vedas his tongue should be cut and if he remembered Vedic hymns, his body was to be torn into pieces. MANU 167-272 says: If a Shudra arrogantly teaches Brahmins Dharma, the king shall cause hot oil to be poured into his mouth and ears. Again MANU 167-272 says: Let the king never slay even a Brahmin though he may have committed all possible crimes. With all references to Vedas and Puranas it would be appropriate to question: "How fair is the system of administrating justice?" Well, according to these Holy Books if a Brahmin commits a sin he is forgiven, but on the contrary if a low caste Hindu commits a sin, he has to feed twenty Brahmins in order to expiate or erase his sin. Would you call this a fair and just system of justice?! ABOUT LOW CASTE Shudras - MANU XMRITI X, 129 says that: That no collection of wealth was to be made by a Shudra, even though he may be capable, for a Shudra who has acquired wealth would pain a Brahmin, and that Brahmins may appropriate by force the property of the Shudra. PANCHVANISH BRAHMIN 3-1/1 I says: Even if a Shudra acquired wealth, he must always remain a slave. His main job is to wash the feet of the higher caste. TULSIDAS, A Brahmin in his Ramayana writes: Even if a Shudra is learned and virtuous, he should not be given respect and honour. When the British left India, almost all the industries owned by them were taken over by the Brahmins. LITERACY THE PEOPLES' RIGHT Here is the aphorism of the Brahma-Sutras: "shravana, adhyana, arthapratishedhat smriteh ca" (Brahma-Sutras 220.127.116.11) Meaning: "The smrithi orders that shudras must be prohibited from hearing, studying and understanding the Vedas." MANU 162-272 says: If a Shudra arrogantly teaches Brahmins, Dharma, the king shall cause hot oil to be poured into his mouth and ears.