1. the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
  2. the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
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  • The main religious philosophy schools in the history of Indian thought, including Brahmanism, Buddhism, Jainism and Lokayata, all have put forward their own distinctive ethical viewpoints.
  • Monk, also known by the ancient Indian Brahmanism, the medieval Catholic ascetics, etc.
  • The description is a true one; the term Brahmanism represents what is common to the Hindu castes and sects; it is their greatest common measure, as it were. New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments
  • Not many years ago great offence was given by an eminent writer who remarked that the time had come when the history of Christianity should be treated in a truly historical spirit, in the same spirit in which we treat the history of other religions, such as Brahmanism, Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I Essays on the Science of Religion
  • Hiouen-Tsang in the seventh century, at which last period they appear to have been the prevailing sect in India, and to have increased in favor until in the twelfth century the Rajpoots, who had become converts to Jainism, were schismatized into Brahmanism and deprived the naked philosophers of their prestige. Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876
  • In an essay, he declared: ‘Brahmanism is an acquirement, a state of being rather than a creed.’
  • Sir Alfred Lyall's employment of the term _Brahmanism_ rather than _Hinduism_, is in keeping with his description of Hinduism, which he defines as the congeries of diverse local beliefs and practices that are held together by the employment of brahmans as priests. New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments
  • The Vedic period is followed by what is usually termed Brahmanism, the religion that is inculcated in the rituals called Br [= a] hmana and its later development in the Upanishads. The Religions of India Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume 1, Edited by Morris Jastrow
  • Brahmanism: This is the sum of Dharma duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. Timothy D. Slekar: Do Not Judge, Do Not Condemn
  • Naipaul might not have escaped his family: a struggling clan of Indians with more Brahmanism in their aspirations than in their actual background, transported by the British from India to Trinidad. Cruel and Unusual
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