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What type of caste-system (varṇāśrama) does ISKCON advocate? Birth-based or guṇa-based? And on what basis?

If they believe one's varṇa is based on their guṇa:

  1. Do they reject smṛtis such as Manu which seem to advocate birth-based varṇāśrama?

  2. Also, how do they interpret the Puruṣa-sūkta verse brāhmaṇo 'sya mukham ... padbhyāṃ śūdro ajāyata (brāhmaṇa was born from Puruṣa's mouth ... śūdra from his feet)?

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What type of caste-system (varṇāśrama) does ISKCON advocate? Birth-based or guṇa-based?

It seems ISKCON advocates guna based caste-system as mentioned in this commentary:

Herein it is clearly stated by Nārada Muni that one should not be accepted as a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya or śūdra according to birth, for although this is going on now, it is not accepted by the śāstras. As stated in Bhagavad-gītā (4.13), cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ. Thus the four divisions of society — brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya and śūdra — are to be ascertained according to qualities and activities. ~ Commentary on SB 7.11.35

And on what basis?

As mentioned in the above commentary mostly it's based on SB 7.11, BG 4.13. The above link has more detailed commentary and SB verse.

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    Yes, they follow guna based caste system. – Krishna Shweta Mar 7 at 16:25

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