S: Guruji namste.. mera swal ye h.. kya ye cast wala system vedic kaal se chla aa rha h? Sabko to god ne banya h .. fir agr hum.kisi alag cast me marriage krete h.. parents ke against kya ye paap hoga? Ye to thik h hume apene bdo ka kha manena chiye.. per sirf ek cast ke wajah se wo hume accept na kre wo bhi to galat h na? Ade me mujhe kya krena chiye.
Swami Ram Swarup: Namasteji. Caste wala system Vedic kaal se kasie chal sakta hai kyunki Ved Ishwareeya vaani hai aur yeh Ishwar ka diya gyan hai aur Ishwar ne manushya jaati ko sukh-shanti, unnati aadi karne ke liye ek samaan aur ek sa bina pakshapaat kiye gyan diya hai. Caste-system to pakshpaat hai aur oonch-neech ka bhaav darshata hai. Isliye Ishwar ne yeh caste-system vedon mein nahin diya. Iske liye main apna article neeche paste karta hoon-
There are four ashrams in the life, Brahmacharya ashram up to age of 25 years, Grihastha ashram up to 50 years, Vanprasth ashram up to 75 years and Sanyas ashram up to 100 years. So one should try to discharge his duties of every ashram knowing duties thereof and then must take sanyas, but if anybody else is interested to take sanyas being ascetic by true speech etc., then he can take sanyas even at an early age.
I have already written about caste system (varn vyavastha). Yajurveda mantra 31/11 says that caste is based on present deeds (karmas) and not by birth. The sense of Mantra is that if a son of shudra studies Vedas, controls senses/organs and mind, does practice of Ashtang yoga, then he will be considered Brahmin and a Brahmin who has no such qualities he will be treated as shudra etc., etc. There is no caste system in Vedas based on birth and the other holy books like Manusmriti, six shastras, Upnishads, Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharat (Bhagwad Geeta) etc., were written by ancient Rishis/Munis based on only the knowledge of Vedas, so no caste system exists therein based on birth.
In this connection Yajurveda mantra 31/11 also says that he who knows Vedas and God, he is Brahmin being most supreme in the world like a mouth in the body. So anyone (of any caste) can be a Brahmin by hard studies of Vedas, practising Ashtang yoga therein and thus realizing God. One who has physical power in his arms, he is Kashtriye-Rajput to protect the country. So anyone can be a Rajput, holding the said qualities. One who has powers in his thighs to travel and to do hard work to establish business, he is Vaishya (businessman). One who has not studied, based on his qualities that he could not gain the qualities of Brahmin, Kashtriye and Vaishya, he is shudra (may be of any caste).
There is a symbolic story in Mahabharat. That once Yudhishthir saw that his brother Bhima was caught by a huge python. Yudhishthir asked python that my brother is a great warrior having sufficient power that you could not catch him. So really you are not python, tell me, who you are. Python replied that he was a yaksha. O Yudhishthir, if you would answer my question, then your brother would be released. Yaksha asked Yudhishthir that if a son of Brahmin takes wine, meat, gambles and does bad deeds then whether he will be considered as Brahmin and when a shudra (lowest caste) reads Vedas, does practice of Ashtang yoga, controls his five senses, five organs and mind and does always pious deeds then whether the son of such shudra will remain shudra? Yudhishthir replied that the Brahmin will be treated as shudra and shudra will be treated as Brahmin.
King Janak called all the emperors/anybody to break the bow to prove to be the best powerful emperor amongst all to marry his daughter Sita. So King Janak did not make any objection of caste system. So was the case of marriage of Draupadi where in the garb of a Brahmin Arjuna pierced the eye of the fish with arrow and Yudhishthir married Draupadi. Draupadi was daughter of Khastriye, Rajput whereas in the dress, Arjun was Brahmin. So qualities are to be checked either of boy or girl.
Parents ke against jaana toh paap hai lekin inter-caste marriage karna paap nahin hai. Iske liye main apna ek article paste karta hoon-
It is not wrong if boy is settled well and both sides agree and boy and girl are having good qualities and are of a required age.
Kya galat hai, kya theek hai, yeh to nirnnaye ved vidya hee detee hai. Log maa- baapon ko parey phaink dety hain, apnee chalate hain, yeh vedon mein maha paap kaha hai aur bachey aagey iska maha dukh bhogte bhi hain. Isliye maa-baapon ko manao. Unkee seva karke unhein prasann rakho. Han! Ek baat avashya hai ki yadi ved vidya ka koi virodh karta hai, to phir chahe koi bhi ho usey tyagne kee aagya Ishwar deta hai.
Ankit: Guru ji kai pandit kahte hai ki vaidik mentro ke saath rudrabhishek karna vedo me mentioned hai. Kya ye satya hai guru ji?
Swami Ram Swarup: Vedon mein rudra shabd ka arth rulanewala kaha hai atah jab Parmeshwar paap karm ka phal dukh ke roop mein deta hai tub jeev rota hai isliye Parmeshwar ko rudra kaha hai. Mrityu ke samay jub jeevatma shareer se nikal jata hai tub sage-sambandhi rote hain kyunki ab jeevatma ne rulaya isliye vedon ne jeevatma ko bhi rudra kaha hai. Hamare shareer mein dus praan hain jub mrityu ke samay shareer se praan nikal jaatein hain tub bhi sage-sambandhi rote hain isliye bhi prannon ko rudra kaha hai. Jub nyaye priya Raja bhi apraadhee ko dand deta hai tub apraadhee rota hai, isliye Raja ko bhi vedon mein rudra kaha hai. Iske atirikt vedon mein kisi anya ko rudra nahi kaha. Haan! Dharamnirpeksh Rashtra hai jiski jo ichha hai wo bhakti kare parantu pramanik bhakti, karma, gyan aadi toh ishwar se utpann vaani ved mein hee hain.