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As per Manusmriti, people from lower caste women are tainted. For example, in 10.8, 10.67-68

From the Brāhmaṇa on a Vaiśya maiden is born the ‘Ambaṣṭha’ and on a Śūdra maiden the ‘Niṣāda,’ who is called ‘Pārośora.’

‘one born to an Ārya from a Non-Ārya woman may be an Ārya in quality; but one born to a Non-ārya even from an Ārya woman is always Non-Ārya’.... The settled law is that both these are unfit for the sacraments

But in Vedas children of Asuras and Shudras (eg Trisoka in Tandya Brahmana 14.6.6, Jaiminiya Brahmana 3.234) get sacraments and are declared Brahmin and even the most preferred Brahmins by Hindu Gods like Agni and Saraswati.

So obviously Manusmriti is a totally anti-Vedic scripture here... but where does it say caste is based on father irrespective of mother's caste? Please give example from sacred scripture like Vedas, Puranas, Itihasa and Tantra.

Or are these examples of pure varna change?

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  • Manusmriti is only anti-Vedic if you go by death of the author logic. If you instead go by what the author (technically the mysterious Imperishable one first) is tacitly suggesting it works. Jan 12 at 16:53
  • @mar you HAVE an anti-Vedic, anti-Puranic, anti-Itihasa, anti-Tantra caste extremist agenda. You are a heretic.
    – R. Kaushik
    Jan 14 at 1:42
  • @mar Telling lies will not change that there are many more than hundred examples of Varna change in sacred scriptures. This is not the place for your lies-based politics.
    – R. Kaushik
    Jan 14 at 2:01
  • Correct. There are many examples of varna change. Nobody is denying that. But there are a trillion examples of people following their varna. So statistically speaking, it is an extreme minority.
    – mar
    Jan 14 at 2:22
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    @mar You also have an anti-Manu Smriti agenda with your "murder is always wrong" thing. 2 days ago

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