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Definitions and meanings of "Brahman"

What do we mean by brahman?

A member of the Hindu priestly caste, one of the four varnas or social groups based on occupation in ancient Hindu society.

One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.

A scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.

A member of a social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.

A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.

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The word "brahman" in example sentences

The expanded passage that takes Madhvācārya's commentaries into account is: "Therefore, after having met the requirements for eligibility, the inquiry into brahman is to be undertaken." ❋ Deepak Sarma (2011)

Not only were the brahmans the best educated Hindus they met, but also, more important, it was soon realized that among the Hindus the brahman was a much more "sacred" group than say the molla is among the Muslims, the rabbi among the Jews, or the priest among the Christians. ❋ Unknown (1989)

Anyway, you can take that same quote and wonder if it refers to bestiality and sucking a bull's penis - i.e., when they say "brahman," do they mean a member of the highest class of Hindus, or are they talking about a grayish, heat-resistant breed of Indian cattle? ❋ TBK (2010)

In other words, his perspective deviates from the core Vedic concepts of the individual atman as an emanation of the universal brahman. ❋ Michael Brenner (2011)

We didn't get it, we got a perfunctory, sound bite a day candidate who masked any personality he had to come off as a sober and boring Boston brahman. ❋ Unknown (2009)

A few miles farther, the bus stopped while a herd of brahman bulls crossed the road, guided by cowboys. ❋ Unknown (2007)

The Buddha, however, later chided Sariputta for not teaching the brahman to focus instead on investigating pain, for if he had, the brahman would have experienced nirvana and been freed from rebirth altogether. ❋ William Harryman (2009)

The brahman—and here we descend into our own little linguistic mysteries—is the wild goose, which, the texts say again, according to Calasso, in rising from the water, it does not extract one foot. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Three fourths of the brahman is unmanifest, one fourth manifest. ❋ Unknown (2008)

In the Middle East, holiness was a power that lay beyond the gods, like brahman. ❋ Unknown (2006)

A brahman with a coconut is consulted for matching the horoscope of the bride and the prospective groom. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The water, he adds, is the unmanifest brahman, the goose that rises from it is the manifest. ❋ Unknown (2008)

BCE, King Manjushri Yashas gathered the religious leaders of Shambhala, specifically the brahman wise men, to give them predictions and a warning. ❋ Unknown (2006)

It relates that at the end of the kaliyuga, Vishnu will appear in his final incarnation as Kalki, taking birth in the village of Shambhala as the son of the brahman Vishnu Yashas. ❋ Unknown (2006)

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