“Poverty will be looked on as dishonorable, while a hypocrite who can put on a show will be thought pious. Marriage will be based on arbitrary agreement, and simply taking a bath will be considered proper cleansing and decoration of the body.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 12.2.5)
साधुत्वे दम्भ एव तु
स्वीकार एव चोद्वाहे
स्नानम् एव प्रसाधनम्
sādhutve dambha eva tu
svīkāra eva codvāhe
snānam eva prasādhanam
Friend1: Vedic culture sure knows how to shock people. You start off with the restrictions on meat-eating and intoxication.
Friend2: Hmm, that is a more refined version of the culture. You will find plenty of people living within a tradition rooted in sanatana-dharma who still eat meat and consume adult beverages.
Friend1: Okay, I am referring to the serious followers. Those who are trying to become brahmanas, at the least.
Friend2: Which is the…
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