Your logic was " IF one believes scriptures....then ..." and that is what I am clarifying for you. Our access to scriptures is limited unless we happen to be engaged in a serious study of it. Even then, one needs a certain adhikara to pass judgments. +
That is why there were gurus in the society. They were the specialists in the field of Dharma. In old times when literacy was very limited, do you think everyone was reading shastras and deciding for themselves? Even now, you maybe literate but most likely you have studied+
a translation in English or other Indian language. Do you still think, you and a Shankaracharya get to sit on the same table to decide about what Shastras say?

Don;t impose democracy on everything naa.

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