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Brahmin (Devanagari: ब्राह्मण, Bengali: ব্রাহ্মণ) is a traditional Hindu society. Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar contradicted traditional Hindu social practice and told that no one can be a Brahmin by birth. By birth everyone is a Shudra. After being initiated by a religious teacher, his lifestyle changes and he starts to see this world in a new way. This initiation is considered as his second birth.[1]

Brahmin and Vipra

According to Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar "Brahman" and "Vipra" are not synonymous. The word "Vipra" means "intellectuals", and "Brahman" mainly means "one who knows about Brahman.[1]


  1. ^ a b Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar Varna Vicitra (part 2) (in Bengali) Ananda Marga Publications p. 115