Dinesh: Swamiji Aap ko pranam, Namaste. Thank you very much Swami ji for your response. There is more that I want to learn on caste system. In my country (Fiji) only Brahmans are given authority to preach. Though we have evidenced some Brahman caste are fisherman, meat eater etc.
What is your opinion in relation to Vedas teaching?
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my son. As regards caste system, I have written several times on this website as well as in books. I mean to say that according to Vedas, caste system is not by birth but is based on the present birth pious deeds mentioned in Vedas.
In this connection, Yajurved mantra 31/11 states that he is Brahmin who after studying Vedas, performing daily Yajyen with ved mantras and doing hard practice of Ashtang Yog philosophy, under guidance of a learned acharya, has realized God in Samadhi and thus has full control on his five senses and perceptions, mind and intellect. He never takes non-vegetarian and any kind of addiction, he always speaks truth and is benevolent for all. He teaches Vedic knowledge to all.
“BRAHMANNOASYA MUKHMASEED BAHU RAJANAYAH KRITAH,
UROO TADSYA YADVAISHYAH PADBHYAAM SHUDRO AJAAYAT.”
(Yajurveda mantra 31/11)
Oh! Aspirant (ASYA) in this God’s universe (BRAHMANNAHA) the learned of Vedas and who has realised God (MUKHMASEET) is supreme like a mouth i.e., the knower of Vedas and Almighty God is respectable in this world like a mouth and he is called Brahmin. (BAHU) he who is powerful i.e., has powerful arms (KRITAH) he has been made (RAJANYAH) kshatriye (Tad) he in this universe (ASEET) is (VAISHYAH) is called (Vaishya) i.e., businessman (YAT) Who (UROO) does deeds like (UROO) thighs i.e., he has the power in his thighs to travel here and there quickly for business. (PADBHYAAM) having qualities of service and without pride. (AJAAYAT) generates (SHUDRAH) the man who has no education and good qualities etc.
Meaning – Oh! Aspirant, in this God’s universe the learned of Vedas and who has realised God is supreme like a mouth i.e., the knower of Vedas and Almighty God is respectable in this world like a mouth and he is called Brahmin, he who is powerful i.e., has powerful arms has been made kshatriye. He in this universe is called Vaishya i.e., businessman who does deeds like thighs i.e., he has the power in his thighs to travel here and there quickly for business. He who has qualities of service and without pride generates the man who has no education and good qualities etc.
Brahmin gunn (duties of brahmin)
Brahman/brahmin= performs yaj daily, does ashtang yoga practice, obey vedas’ preach, study vedas daily, tells, listens and does deeds based on vedic truth.
Deepak: SWAMIJI CHARAN SPARSH KYA SHARE MARKET ME DEAL KARNA VEDO KE HISAB SE JAYAJ HAI? YOUR LOVING SON, DEEPAK.
Swami Ram Swarup:
My blessings to you. Vedas always tell to earn the money by doing hard work, keeping aside laziness.