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In the Hindu religious system the highest caste group of Brahmins are
traditionally and professionally the priests. Every orthodox Hindu of clean caste
must have a Brahmin family priest to whom he pays customary dues in return for
services at ...
... sacred dignity of the wearer. The vestments of the various religious orders (
Oriental and Occidental) express the holiness of the members of the community,
their nearness to the sacred or holy, and the significance of religious life for them.
The relationship between brothers and sisters is of importance, especially in the
structure of religious communities, as in ... The symbols of sexuality and the life
cycle perform a function similar to those of time and eternity in the higher
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