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Are there any rules of appointing a learnt scholar from Non-Brahmin origin as a clergy or priesthood for others?

By Non-Brahmin, I mean all other varnas and not specific to one caste or clan. Please give references from scriptures, if any.
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Why are there so few countries at present where Hinduism is alive?

If Sri Ram and Dharam Raj Yudhishthir were Chakravarti Samrats and whole world followed Sanatan Dharma, does that mean people all over earth people followed caste system? How come we have Hinduism ...
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Did Sudras have Varnashrama Dharma as opposed to Varna Dharma only?

I guess they only had to follow Grihastha ashrama when they attained the appropriate age, learning and renunciation being denied to them.
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Were our scriptural recommendation of vanaprastha and sannyasa compulsory or voluntary?

Our scriptures suggest to leave the family and go to forest at the age of fifty :पञ्चाशोर्द्ध्वे वनं व्रजेत्. Reference:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanaprastha At the same time our scriptures ...