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See we need to understand that Bhagavan doesn't differentiate anyone based on Birth/Class. Lord Krishna(Vishnu/Rama) hugged Kubja(Nishada) and even visited her house.He embraced Guha and accepted love of Sabari. He also married Jambavati(Nishada).He ate banana peels offered by Sudra Vidura's wife and prefers to live in his small house than royal Kingdom of ...


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In Mahabharat era - Mahatma Vidura [महात्मा विदुर] - who was a dasi-putra (son of servant of Hastinapur's king) - was considered as Shudra (means worker class) Varna. And Sri Krishna did visit his home - when he visited as a "messenger of Pandavas" - with the purpose to avoid the war.


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How did he interpret the Puruṣa-sūkta verse brāhmaṇo 'sya mukham ... padbhyāṃ śūdro ajāyata (brāhmaṇa was born from Puruṣa's mouth ... śūdra from his feet)? According to Swami Vivekananda, the Purusha Sukta does not imply a birth based caste system. He has mentioned this specifically in one of his letters. However, he does not elucidate why we should ...


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Vivekananda advocated a return to a karma-guna based varna system and not the last name based jati system. Both the karma-guna based varna system and the last name based jati system are birth based. The present varna of a person is dependent on the past karma and guna in the karma-guna based varna system and a person can indeed transcend his varna through ...


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If go with majority opinion of dharma śāstra commentators on Manu 9.168, intercaste adoptions were illegal, so, the premise of your question appears wrong. Section XXIII - The Twelve Kinds of Sons defined mātā pitā vā dadyātāṃ yamadbhiḥ putramāpadi | sadṛśaṃ prītisaṃyuktaṃ sa jñeyo dattrimaḥ sutaḥ || 9.168 || When in times of distress, the ...


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varNa is the philosophical category according to the mode of operation (karma). A detailed analysis of the concept of varNa in Veda & Upanishad is discussed here: https://goldenreed-hiranyayavetasa.blogspot.com/2020/05/first-let-us-look-at-following-passages.html These categories exist all over the world. Until the advent of the industrial age and ...


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The term Varnasankara is only valid in the context of a birth based caste system. It does not have any meaning in a Guna based caste system. In various scriptures the concept of Varnsankara or Antyaja is found and everywhere it is used in the context of birth only. 8.172. By taking his due, by preventing the confusion of the castes (varna), and by ...


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Yes, hereditary occupations eventually makes for a caste (varṇa) within 7th generation if followed successively generation after generation. Yājñavalkya (1.96).—‘Caste becomes elevated during the fifth or the seventh generation; similarly after five or seven generations one acquires that caste of which he has followed the occupations.’ And this makes ...


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Both Uvata and Mahidhara (who lived prior to Sayana), who have written commentaries on the Shukla Yajur Veda, explain this verse plainly. In other words, they take the meaning at face value. Uvata: यथेमाम् । यथा इमां वाचं कल्याणीं अनुद्वेजिनीम् । दीयतां भुज्यतामित्येवमादिकाम् । आवदानि जनेभ्योऽर्थाय । के ते जना इत्यत आह । ब्रह्मराजन्याभ्यां ब्राह्मणाय रा...


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There are countless examples in the sacred Itihasas and Puranas. But there are also a number of examples in Vedas themselves. Purusha Sukta itself is talking about the creation of 4 Varnas obviously not humans because we came with Manu and the Saptrishis. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a ...


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PV Kane in his History of the Dharma Sastra Vol 2 Part 1 Page 93 says There is no taint of untouchability when a person is touched by an untouchable in a temple, religious processions and marriages, in sacrifices, and in all festivals’ (Atri verse 249). Sātātapa quoted in the Smriti Candrika declares that there is no doṣa in touching untouchables in ...


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Varna migration is in the Vedas. There are countless examples in Itihasas and Puraans but I'll stick to Vedas only. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a prayer to make all humans Aryas. So when Krishna Yajurveda is making a distinction between Shudra & Arya it means bad people and noble ...


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The Yaksha asked,—"By what, 0 king, birth, behaviour, study, or learning doth a person become a Brahmana? Tell us with certitude!" Yudhishthira answered,-"Listen, 0 Yaksha! It is neither birth, nor study, nor learning, that is the cause of Brahmanahood, without doubt, it is behaviour that constitutes it. One's behaviour should always be well-...


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I am not an avid researcher just a curious fool but as far as i know(it's a lie i did a lot of research for the same) here is a part from Rigveda and i hope it will be able to answer your question. यत् पुरुषं व्यदधुः कतिधा व्यकल्पयन्। मुखं किम् अस्य कौ बाहू का ऊरू पादा उच्येते॥११॥ ब्राह्मणो ऽस्य मुखम् आसीद् बाहू राजन्यः कृतः। ऊरू तद् अस्य यद् वैश्यः पद्भ्या...


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Yes, the Vedas command that this should happen. It is the duty of every Hindu to do this. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a prayer to make all humans Aryas. So when Krishna Yajurveda is making a distinction between Shudra & Arya it means bad people and noble people. Of course, birth is ...


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Shukla Yajurveda clearly mentions varna as birth-based. As per Shukla Yajurveda 22.22 -(translation of T.H. Griffith from The Texts of White Yajurveda)- O Brahman! Let there be born in the kingdom the Brahmin illustrious for religious knowledge; let there be born the Rajanya, heroic, skilled archer, piercing with shafts, mighty warriors; the cow giving ...


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First of all, Krishna Yajurveda is mixed with the Brahmana portion. Purusha Sukta is talking about the creation of 4 Varnas obviously not humans because we came with Manu and the Saptrishis. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a prayer to make all humans Aryas. So when Krishna Yajurveda is ...


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