Which is right varna is based on birth or varna is based On guna and karma ? In view of advaita followers

The kamakoti peetham tell that varNa is by guNa but guNa is by birth

But vaishanvas tells that varna is based on Guna and karma by not birth

Which is Truth

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    What Kamakoti article says is the traditional viewpoint. If you only want to read about Hinduism from an academic point of view you don't need to consider anything and then you are happy with the recently imagined guna-based caste system. But, for those who want to practice Hinduism, with all the Samskaras mentioned in scriptures, a birth based caste system has to be followed. Also, birth is just the starting point. There does not all the relevant discussion. – Rickross Dec 18 '20 at 8:28
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    Your Q is more or less a duplicate of: hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/16893/… – Rickross Dec 18 '20 at 8:30
  • If we do bad Karmas in the present life the Jiva chooses (in its next birth) an appropriate "low" Yoni (womb or birth) that determines its Guna. And hence the Varna. So, although Varna is dependent on Guna it is inherently linked with birth and the previous birth Karmas. So, nothing can be ignored. Specially the birth which is the starting point of the discussion. – Rickross Dec 18 '20 at 8:35
  • Means vaishnavas are worng – Pasham Vishnu Vardhan Goud Dec 18 '20 at 8:41
  • Why? What do they say? Every traditional, practicing Hindu follows what that Kamakoti article says. – Rickross Dec 18 '20 at 8:43

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