Based on the Vedic scriptures, there is a Vedic class/social order system but there is no such thing as a caste system which is based on birth. The word ‘caste’ means fixed but ‘class’ means it can change based on how a person develops his/her qualities. The class of a person can change from higher to lower or from lower to higher.
The current caste system in India is a complete corruption of the Vedic class system, because it’s based on birth (caste from birth) and not based on behavior and qualities developed. The Vedic scriptures do not authorize a caste system which is fixed from birth, they authorize a class system.
“It is therefore to be concluded that humanity is essentially one, but distinctions of caste have been made according to a person’s qualities and work. As far as general behavior is concerned, the entire human race is one. There is only a difference in people’s occupations and attitudes. Those who divide society into castes according to birth cannot see that human beings are essentially one. After all, the birth, maintenance, death, and bodily activities are only of one kind.” (Bhavishya Purana, 42.33-34)
It is very clear from above that the current caste system in India which is based on dividing society into castes from birth is completely rejected by this Vedic scripture and others.
“The caste system based simply on birth does not actually divide people according to their development of consciousness. It is one’s envy and hatred or lack of it that allows us to place him/her in a higher or lower category.” (Bhavishya Purana, 40.19-20)
As stated above, it is due to envy, hate, and personal ego that people in India have corrupted the Vedic class system and created a caste system. The Vedic class system as prescribed in the Vedic scriptures is based on personal characteristics and the caste system is based on birth in a particular family and has nothing to do with personal characteristics.
Definition of The Vedic Class System
We all work. At work we have a boss. Your boss is higher than you and you are lower than your boss. Does this mean that your company is bad for making you lower than your boss? No. You are lower than your boss, because your boss deserves to be higher than you. He is better qualified and experienced and thus he deserves to be higher than you. You are less qualified and experienced and thus you deserve to be lower than your boss.
The Vedic class system is exactly like the above example, which is defined in the Bhagavad-Gita as follows:
“Brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras are distinguished by their qualities of work, O chastiser of the enemy, in accordance with the modes of nature.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.41)
“According to the three modes of material nature and the work associated with them, the four divisions of human society are created by Me. And although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the nondoer, being unchangeable.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.13)
“According to their nature and qualities, there are prescribed duties for brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas, and sudras.” (Bhavishya Purana, 42.24)
Once again the Vedic scriptures make it very clear that the current caste system in India which is based on birth is against the Vedic authority. The authorized Vedic class system is based on the qualities developed and the actions taken by a person (behavior). A person will belong to one of four classes:
“Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, wisdom, knowledge, and religiousness–these are the qualities by which the brahmanas work.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.42)
Those who possess the above qualities should be the Brahmanas, teachers and advisors to society.
“Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity, and leadership are the qualities of work for the ksatriyas.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.43)
Those who possess the above qualities should be the Ksatriyas, military personnel and administrators in society.
“Farming, cow protection and business are the qualities of work for the vaisyas, and for the sudras there is labor and service to others.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 18.44)
Vaisyas – Those who posses good trading and farming skills, should be the traders (business owners), farmers, and cow protectors.
Sudras – Those who don’t posses the qualities of the above three classes should be the general workers and assistants.
Every corporation in the World uses the Vedic class system. For example, in a corporation people are employed based on the qualities of work they have developed. Some are vice presidents, some are managers, some are admin clerks, and some are janitors.
It is a fact that everyone is not the same; this can be proven by the fact that not everyone has all the good qualities or all bad qualities. By following the Vedic class system, everyone will strive to become the best among men. Those at the top (Brahmans) will strive to keep their high position, and those below will strive to advance to a higher position. At work, do you want to advance or would you prefer to stay in the same position?
Everyone would agree that at work, there should be opportunities for advancement for everyone based on the effort put in by each worker. If there are no opportunities for advancement based on the efforts of the workers, then everyone loses the motivation to work and the quality of workers diminishes. This would result in the collapse of the corporation.
In a classless society, there is no motivation to develop good qualities and everyone becomes degraded into the lowest class. This is the case everywhere in the World today. The leaders in most countries around the World are thieves, liars, and have no spiritual knowledge. The result of this is that the public suffers with injustice, high taxes, inflation, unemployment, and insecurity.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the Politicians were peaceful, self-controlled, pure, tolerant, honest, knowledgeable, and religious? This is the aim of the Vedic class system. To ensure that suitably qualified personnel are appointed suitable roles in society. This concept is already used in corporations around the World. Just think if all the Politicians were assigned according to the Vedic class system. How wonderful the whole World would be. As only those who are truthful and caring would be qualified to become Politicians. Currently the whole World is in a chaotic condition as nearly all the Politicians are liars, ruthless, and thieves.
The current so-called caste system in India is a complete corruption of the Vedic class system that is prescribed by Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita and so it should be rejected. Currently the son of a Brahman is also called a Brahman, even though the son only has the qualities of a Sudra. Can the son of a high court judge also be called a judge? Can the son of a doctor be also called a doctor? The simple answer is no. One can only be called a judge or doctor, if one has developed the qualities of a judge or doctor.
Those outside India, often attack Sanatan-Dharma (the Eternal Religion) due to the Vedic class system, without even understanding the facts about the definition of the class system according to the Vedic scriptures. They them selves have a history of human slavery, hatred, and violence against those who don’t follow their recently created religion. The Vedic class system is civilized. Slavery, hatred, and violence are uncivilized.
How is the Vedic Class System Scientific?
The Bhagavad-Gita (4.13 and 18.41) and the Bhavishya Purana (42.24) very clearly define the Vedic class system/social order system which is known as Varna Ashrama, based on qualities and activities (guna-karma) and not birth in a particular family.
The Rig Veda (10.90.12) compares society to the human body. The four classes of people in society are like the four parts of the body. The head is represented by the Brahmins, the hands represent the Ksatriyas, the belly represents the Vaisyas, and the legs represent the Sudras. The body as a whole is completely useless without all four parts functioning properly. In a similar way, every society/nation needs all four classes of men to function properly.
Every person needs a good head, good belly, good hands, and good legs to function properly. In a similar way, every society or nation needs all four classes of men to function properly. When there is an in balance, the society/nation suffers. This is a fact as most nations today are suffering with corruption, violence, poverty, or wars. This is because unqualified personnel are doing the functions which require suitably qualified personnel, the result is chaos. Just like in a corporation, if unqualified personnel are placed in roles which require suitable qualified personnel, the whole corporation suffers with losses and eventually closes down.
It is a fact that not everyone will develop the same qualities, nor does everyone behave in the same way. Lord Krishna (God) realizes this fact and he created the Vedic class system so that everyone is placed in roles in society which are suitable for them, but Lord Krishna does not dictate who belongs to what class. This is our choice, we have free will. Which means we can develop ourselves to become Brahmins or Sudras or even lower the Mlecchas and Yavanas (out castes). It’s our choice, God is not a dictator.
There are different Universities where people can go and become Doctors, lawyers, and clerical administrators. But the Universities do no dictate who is assigned to what course. It’s based on the qualifications and abilities of applicants.
Just like in a family, one child may become a Doctor based on the qualifications acquired. And another child may become a waiter. Both children had the same opportunities and but due to the use of their free will, one did better than the other. However at anytime one can do down or go up, if they desired and worked to develop better qualities or become degraded in their work and thus degradation of qualities. Some Doctors do become waiters or lower and some waiters do become CEOs or better.
Are Some People Good from Birth or Bad from Birth?
The Vedic class system assigns people to appropriate roles in society based on the qualities/skills developed and their behavior. However, some people do have the good qualities already developed in them from birth and some have bad qualities from birth and do not change. Some people are just bad from birth and no matter what is taught to them, they do not change. And some people are naturally good from birth and no matter what situation they are put in, they remain good or pure hearted. Lord Krishna confirms this in the Bhagavad-Gita in the case of Arjuna.
“The transcendental qualities are conducive to liberation, whereas the demoniac qualities make for bondage. Do not worry, O son of Pandu, for you are born with the divine qualities.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 16.5)
In this verse Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that he has the good qualities from birth and so these are helpful in attaining liberation from material life which is a cycle of repeated birth, old age, disease, and misery.
Islamic Caste System
People may not know it but Islam has a caste system which is not based on the qualities of persons nor their behavior, but solely on their religion. According to Islam, Muslim men are first class, Muslim women are second class, non-Muslims are third class with no equal rights and have to pay tax for being non-Muslim, and the animals are for slaughter. This is million times worse than the Vedic class system which is based on the qualities and behavior of people and not their religion.
Based on the Islamic caste system, the terrorists are first class because they are Muslims and saintly persons like Gandhi are third class because he is not a Muslim. The terrorists will all go to heaven and enjoy. Saintly persons like Gandhi will go to hell and suffer. Muslims actually believe that all non-Muslims go to hell. This is Islam.
“Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their numbers. Allah does not guide the wrong-doers.” (Koran 5.51)
In the above verse the Islamic God is diving humans into 2 castes, the Muslims and Jews/Christians and orders the Muslim caste not to be friends with the other caste (Jews/Christians).
This is far worse than the Vedic class system and is unjust. The simple fact is that the real God has been creating the non-Muslims for millions of years and thus has been guiding the non-Muslims for millions of years. It’s the Muslims who are misguided by the recently created man made ideology of Islam. The real God is guiding all the living beings including the animals. Without the will and guidance of God, no living being can exist for even one second. Thus the above and other verses from the Koran are the words of man who is not in control, and is an unbeliever of the real God who is full control and is guiding all living beings.
“Slay the unbelievers wherever you catch them.” (Koran 2:191)
“Fight them, until there is no more dissent and religion is that of Allah” (Koran 2:193)
The above verses from the Koran divides humans into 2 castes (Muslims and non-Muslims) and orders the Muslims to hate/fight/hurt the non-Muslims. This is barbaric.
God is creating the people of various religions every second and he has been doing this for millions of years. This is simple proof that the compiler of the Koran is clearly not in control, because he only wants Muslims to exist.
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah, until they pay the tax in acknowledgement of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.” (Koran 9.29)
The above verse from the Koran divides humans into 2 castes, those who worship the invisible Allah and those who worship a visible God, and orders Muslims to fight the other caste and make them pay tax for their existence. This is unjust and barbaric.
It is God who is creating those who don’t believe in Allah, the non-Muslims every second and has been doing so for millions of years. This is simple proof that the above and other verses from the Koran are the words of man who is very much against the will of the real God. There was no Islam before 1400 years ago and there is no Islam beyond this planet as the whole religion of Islam is based on one prophet, one planet, one off scripture (Koran), small period of existence (1400 years), and thus everything is based on one man and his own understanding and concoctions. The Muslims will claim that Jesus and others who existed before 1400 years ago were prophets of Islam. This is a completely ridicules claim and is another example of the wicked nature of Muslims. They steal from others, adulterate it and then claim it as theirs.
“I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their fingertips off them” (Koran 8:12)
Again the Islamic God is dividing the humans into 2 castes (Muslims and unbelievers) and orders the killing of unbelievers. This is completely barbaric. Would a loving, responsible, and mature person make these kinds of statements? The above and other statements in the Koran are clearly not the words of the all loving God.
God Gives Free Will and Islam Takes Away
The Muslims want freedom of religion everywhere in the World, but the non-Muslims have no freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia and at least 50 other countries which have been taken over by Muslims, called Islamic countries. This is the wicked nature of Muslims. They have no faith in the real God who is creating the people of various religions everywhere and allowing freedom of religion (free will), and thus those who are opposed to freedom of religion, are the unbelievers of God.
The Muslims fail to realize that it’s God who is creating the non-Muslims every second and God has been creating the non-Muslims for millions of years. By the will of God, non-Muslims are eternal and the Muslims are not eternal, because they have only existed for 1400 years. Those who are against freedom of religion are against the will of God. Those who are against the will of God are called the unbelievers, the envious of God, and the atheistic.
The Vedic class system is civilized, religious, and just, because it’s based on judging people from their qualities and behavior. The Islamic caste system is based solely on the religion and not based on qualities or behavior, thus it’s uncivilized, wicked, unjust, and irreligious because it’s against the will of God.
Those who have some intelligence and common sense will realize that God is for justice and he judges us based on the qualities we have developed and the actions we have taken in life (our behavior). It is God who is creating the people of various religions every second and thus it would be foolish for God to send people to hell or heaven based on their religion which is given by God himself. The fact is that God is not a fool. People who are narrow minded with no common sense are the fools.
The Bible and Koran Advocate Slavery
The Bible openly advocates enslaving human beings and the Christians have a history of enslaving humans. The Muslims also have a history of enslaving human beings. Is this not far worse than the Vedic class system? Slavery is barbaric and uncivilized.
“Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.” (Ephesians 6:5)
Hatred, slavery, and violence towards others who follow a different religion is barbaric, uncivilized, and against the will of God who is creating the variety of living beings. The Hindus have never made other humans into slaves, nor do we go round cursing others. We wish for all living beings to be happy everywhere. This is the result of following the instructions of the real God, Lord Krishna.
The Christian Caste System
The Christians also have a caste system, which is not based on the qualities or the behavior of human beings. The Christian caste system is that the Christians will all go to heaven and the non-Christians will all go to hell. This is a million times worse than the Vedic class system and is unjust and barbaric.
The Real God is not a dictator/hater and is all Loving
The real God (Lord Krishna) is full of love and mercy, he is not a bully or dictator or hater of any living being. The real God, Lord Krishna loves all living beings including Muslims and non-Muslims and is guiding them all. He has already appeared at least 18,000 times right here on this planet and each time proved that he was God and delivered his message in each of his visits, the Bhagavad-Gita, which means the song of God. He has also appeared in millions of other universes.
The all mighty God is in full control and every second he is creating the Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Jews and others. In the eyes of God, we are all his children. And just as a father would never order one of his sons to kill another of his sons. The real God would also never order such a thing.
The Bhagavad-Gita is the spoken word of God (Lord Krishna) in person and it was also written down by God himself in person. Thus there is no hatred or violence towards any living being. God is in full control and thus he is the creator of all living beings.
“I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all.” (Bhagavad-Gita 9.23)
“Nonviolence; freedom from anger; compassion for all living entities. These qualities belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.” (Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3)
The above are words of a loving, responsible, and caring person, Lord Krishna (God).
The Real Religion of Peace
Sanatan-Dharma (The Eternal Religion), the religion of India, is the only real religion of peace, because it’s the religion established by God himself at the beginning of creation in each cycle in millions of universes.
“Let us be in peace and harmony with our Earth and with the skies. Let us be in harmony with the waters and with the plant kingdom; Let us be in harmony with the forests. Let us be in peace and harmony with the Devas. May we dedicate this invocation for harmony everywhere. May the Lord make a gift of peace to us and to all men. May harmony be established by removing what is dreadful. May harmony be established by removing what is sinful. May peace and harmony reign everywhere.” (Atharva Veda, chapter 19, hymn 9.14)
The above are the beautiful words of the real God, Lord Krishna, first spoken 155.522 trillion years ago in this universe. You will never find any teachings like these in the non-Vedic scriptures, because they are mad made and thus subjected to ignorance, bias, hate, selfishness, wickedness, and aggression.
In every Kali Yuga (the dark ages), the current age, people are very fallen and unfortunate. Due to this they will accept any religious system which makes God unknown and invisible. Only the most pious and most fortunate will escape from the fangs of ignorance and darkness. Such persons are considered spiritually intelligent and will follow the Vedic scriptures and know God (Lord Krishna) in full.
“Low-class people, due to their gross ignorance, introduce a system of religion that deviates from the Vedic principles. Following their own mental concoctions, they automatically fall down into the darkest regions of existence.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 5.6.11)