:Jay Shree Krishna to All Brahmin Samaj Members:
You have just entered in to the world of Brahmins in Florida!
We welcome you from the bottom of our heart.
On February 2nd, 2014, a new executive committee was finalized after not having any one coming forward during our January 4th, 2014 General Meeting and Election. Follwoing officers are nominated and accepted by all attendees of the old executive committee and the trusttee committee.
Our Executive Committee for Year 2012-13 is as below:
(1) Shri Rajivbhai Jaha -President
(2) Shri Udaybhai Desai -Vice President
(3) Shri Pravinbhai Rawal -Treasurer
(4) Shri Hareshbhai Trivedi - General Secretary
(5) Shrimati Manishaben Shah - Secretary for Cultural Activities.
Shri Jigneshbhai Vyas, Shri Vikrantbhai Mehta and Shri Utpalbhai Trivedi were added to the existing trusttee committee.
Brahmin Samaj of Florida is a not for profit organization working for the Brahmins in Florida for uplifting curtains from the ancient Brahmin culture from India.
We are committed to strengthen the deep roots of devotion, bhakti, knowledge and high moral standards for a better society.
What is Hinduism?
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of South Asia. Hinduism is often referred to as '''' (a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law") by its adherents. Generic "types" of Hinduism that attempt to accommodate a variety of complex views span folk and Vedic Hinduism to bhakti tradition, as in Vaishnavism. Hinduism also includes yogic traditions and a wide spectrum of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma and societal norms such as Hindu marriage customs.
Hinduism is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder. Among its roots is the historical Vedic religion of Iron Age India, and as such Hinduism is often called the "oldest living religion" or the "oldest living major tradition".
Demographically, Hinduism is the world's third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam, with more than a billion adherents, of whom approximately 1 billion, live in India. Other significant populations are found in Nepal (23 million), Bangladesh (14 million) and the Indonesian island of Bali (3.3 million).
Brahman, Brahmin and Brahma have different meanings. Brahman refers to the Supreme Self. Brahmin or Brahmana refers to an individual, while the word Brahma refers to the creative aspect of the universal consciousness. The English word brahmin is an anglicised form of the Sanskrit word Brāhmana. In the Smriti view there are four "varnas", or classes: the Brahmins, the Kshatriyas, the Vaishyas, and Shudras. The Atreya smriti 141-142 enjoins that
Traditionally Brahmin was the name given to persons who had attained the highest spiritual knowledge (brahmavidya) and who adhered to different branches (shakhas) of Vedas. This was described to be a difficult path of discipline of body, mind, and intellect. Irrespective of their birth or class, people who were dedicated to such an austere life were recognized as Brahmins. An example of this definition of Brahmin, that a person becomes a Brahmin, rather than being born as one, is the story of the sage Vishwamitra, who was a warrior, who became a Brahmin after attaining brahmavidya, and composed the Gayatri mantra. [defunct example from period before dharmashastras So, The belief that people born into the Brahmin caste, automatically become Brahmins, is a concept that emerged later in ancient India.