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An elderly man from Ananthapur, after hearing the Vedas recited in the hall, stood up and asked: “It is said that the non-Brahmins should not hear the recital of the Vedas.”

Maharshi:

Mind your business. Take care of what you came here for. Why do you waste your time in these matters? “I heard the recital,” you say. “Who is that ‘I’? Without knowing the ‘I’ you are using the word. If its significance be known there will be no doubt. Find the ‘I’ first and you may afterwards speak of other matters.”

Continuing, Sri Bhagavan said:

“The smritis say something. They are not appropriate now. I will reform the world, rewrite the smritis.” Saying so, people are cutting capers in the world from time immemorial. Such reformers have come and gone; but the ancient smritis still stand. Why waste time over such matters? Let each one mind his business. All will be well.

Source: Talks With Ramana Maharshi Book

Subramanian.R

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At a more practical level, Bhagavan had clarified:

1. Vedas should only be chanted by brahmins.
2. But Vedas can be listened to, by others too.

Arunachala Siva.   

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I agree with you Subramanian Garu.