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Can a Shudra/Mleccha become a Guru if he is self realised?

As Pradip sir mentioned, anyone who knows Spiritual truth can bestow Knowledge. Ramanujacharya accepted Kanchipurna a Sudra as Guru. Nammalvar another Sudra wrote Divya Prabandham which is known as ...
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Did Sudras have Varnashrama Dharma as opposed to Varna Dharma only?

Did Sudras have Varnashrama Dharma as opposed to Varna Dharma only? Yes, Shudras are considered lifelong Grihasthas. Shudras only belong in one Ashrama as per Gautama Smriti: Live with his wife (...
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Is there any correction for varnasankara?

Is it true that the varna sankara in a lineage gets cleared after 7 generations, Yes, it is true. See: 18 From men of the four classes, a Brahmin woman gives birth respectively to Brahmins, Sutas, ...
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Is there any counter example saying astrological varna and geetha varna are different?

As described in an answer, the astrological Varna of a person is determined by checking the Varna of the rashi that the moon is placed in. I’m giving not one, but two examples of the Varna being ...
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What are the rules for vanaprastha?

Vanaprastha is the 3rd Ashrama in the Hindu way of life. And, it is optional. Anyone completing the duties of the household life can take it up. See the following verses from Chapter 6 of the Manu ...
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What happens when a Brahmin maiden marries a Kshatriya man?

Manu 10.10. Children of a Brahmana by (women of) the three (lower) castes, of a Kshatriya by (wives of) the two (lower) castes, and of a Vaisya by (a wife of) the one caste (below him) are all six ...
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Is it justified to Outcaste Chandalas?

No it is not justified. Nor is the definition of Chandala being born of a Sudra father and a Brahmana mother correct. These fanciful Smriti concepts are clearly wrong and are against the Vedas. This ...
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Who are chandalas?

As per Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: If a Sudra unites with a woman belonging to the foremost of the four orders [i.e. Brahmana], the son that is begotten is called a Chandala. So Chandala is a ...
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Can a Bramhana become Sudra in this Birth? Right here and now?

The following verse is saying that a degraded Brahmin has to be practically treated as a Sudra. Manu Smriti 8.102. Brahmanas who tend cattle, who trade, who are mechanics, actors (or singers), menial ...
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Who is Matanga rushi?

A story of Matanga attaining Brahmanahood is present in Skanda Purana. His father's name is Sugati. The names of his mother and biological father are not mentioned. There was an eminent Brahmana ...
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Proof of hereditary caste system in Vedas OR Ramayana and Mahabharata

There is none. Chandogya Upanishad is saying that birth is as per past karmas. That doesn't mean you can't change Varna. Varna change is given in Vedas. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: ...
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Why do some people confuse Shudras with untouchables?

You have to show some examples where you have seen the confusion for us to exactly understand your point. Although Shudras and mixed castes (Antyajas - those who are born out forbidden marriages) are ...
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What are the roots of the Caste System in India?

Meaning of Varna Varna comes from Vrina dhatu which means "choice". The other words from this root are Varan or to choose; Swayamvar; Aavaran or to cover self; Varnan or to describe. Varna ...
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Why are there so few countries at present where Hinduism is alive?

As per Gita 18.67 इदं ते नातपस्काय नाभक्ताय कदाचन | न चाशुश्रूषवे वाच्यं न च मां योऽभ्यसूयति || 67|| idaṁ te nātapaskyāya nābhaktāya kadāchana na chāśhuśhruṣhave vāchyaṁ na cha >māṁ yo ‘bhyasūtayi ...
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What Advaita tells about Mlechha, Caste system, Varna Sanskara?

Excellent question. The two are separate matters. Advaitha Vedanta is a philosophy of mind and spirit, based on Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma-sutras. It discusses the three realities; Brahman, ...
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A Western follower of Sanatan Dharma does have a Varna Dharma?

Swami Vivekananda considered the astrolgical Varna to be the true Varna. Every Hindu knows that astrologers try to fix the caste of every boy or girl as soon as he or she is born. That is the real ...
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Proof of hereditary caste system in Vedas OR Ramayana and Mahabharata

Short answer to your question is yes caste is hereditary as per Hindu scriptures whether Veidic or itihasas. I) FROM VEIDIC LITERATURE: Chhandogya Upanishad 5.10.7 - Those whose conduct has been good ...
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Proof of hereditary caste system in Vedas OR Ramayana and Mahabharata

Varna is based on many factors including birth. There are several proofs for this in shastras. Manusmriti 10.5 In all castes (varna) those (children) only which are begotten in the direct order on ...
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Can a Bramhana become Sudra in this Birth? Right here and now?

I defently think the below verses must literally make a Bramhana a Sudra but I am confused that Manu 11.192 prescribes Initiation for a Bramhana again by doing penance.Kanchi Paramacharya says after 3 ...
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Brahmana eating food cooked by others

This contradiction may be answered in the following two ways - 1. The Pandavas belong to the Dvapara Yuga, and it is well known that Dharma experiences a decline with each passing Yuga. So, Dvapara ...
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How Varna System being based on Guna works?

A Varna system based on the gunas is not a practical system just as a jati system based on birth is an absurd and demeaning system. In todays age very few people will accept any birth based ...
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Manu Smriti and its laws on the social system: Can a Brahmin can compel a Sudra to be servile?

brahmana cannot compel a shudra, as per manu dharmashastra 2.24 : etāndvijātayo deśān saṃśrayeran prayatnataḥ | śūdrastu yasmin kasmin vā nivased vṛttikarśitaḥ || 24 || The twice-born people should ...
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Why do Vedantin matha-adhipatis take Sannyasa ashrama?

Its improbable for a common man to speculate the truthfulness of the vairagya of a renunciate.However, it makes sense to err on the side of caution, by not dishonouring the sage who has chosen the ...
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What is the source of this śloka starting with "viprāṇāṃ daivataṃ śambhuḥ"?

The śloka starting with "viprāṇāṃ daivataṃ śambhuḥ" is found in the Mahabharata, specifically in the Shanti Parva (Book of Peace), Section CLXV (165), verse 14. This verse is part of a ...
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Who was the father of Sage Kavasa?

As per Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, sage kavaṣa's father was Ilūsha: ≫ kavaṣa kaváṣa mf(ī́)n. opened (as the legs) AitBr • m. a shield L • (or kavaṣa ailūṣa) N. of a Ṛishi (son of ...
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Why do some people confuse Shudras with untouchables?

I call it "misguided perception". The caste system was originally designed for social structure and division of responsibility, thought to be one of the efficient ways to run the society ...
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Who are chandalas?

The definition of Chandala being born of a Sudra father and a Brahmana mother is not correct. These fanciful Smriti concepts are clearly wrong and are against the Vedas. This is clear from the ...
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