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Does the Bhagavad Gita declare that caste is based on birth?

in answer to which the words of Arjuna are cited:

1.41 - When unrighteousness prevails, O Krishna the women of the clan become corrupt; when women become corrupt, there arises intermixture of castes.

adharmābhi-bhavāt kṛṣṇa praduṣyanti kula-striyaḥ | strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeya jāyate varṇa-saṅkaraḥ || 41 ||


1.43 - By the crimes of the clan-destroyers who bring about intermingling of castes, the ancient traditions of the clan and caste are destroyed.

doṣair etaiḥ kula-ghnānāṁ varṇa-saṅkara-kārakaiḥ | utsādyante jāti-dharmāḥ kula-dharmāśca śāśvatāḥ || 43 ||

This question asks did Krishna, in his own words, support birth-based caste.

Because of the infinite ambiguity of Sanskrit, Swami Mukundananda, denies that even Arjuna was talking about caste:


दोषैरेतै: कुलघ्नानां वर्णसङ्करकारकै: | उत्साद्यन्ते जातिधर्मा: कुलधर्माश्च शाश्वता: || 43||

BG 1.43: Through the evil deeds of those who destroy the family tradition and thus give rise to unwanted progeny, a variety of social and family welfare activities are ruined.

This question asks what Krishna said, in his own words about birth-based caste.

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    Just because you mention it in your question body doesn't change the fact that it is a duplicate. – Carmen sandiego Mar 14 '20 at 14:05
  • And people need to understand that just because they don't find answers to your liking in an existing question they cant post another question with just a basic statement "this is not a duplicate " and only refer to part of the other question to show it is not a duplicate – Carmen sandiego Mar 14 '20 at 14:09

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