Caste prejudice is for the ignorant
One’s birth is determined by one’s karma, but Bhagavan’s compassion is not.
Anyone—whether Brahmin, Ksatriya, Vaisya, or Sudra—can attain God if he strives for
Him with intense feeling.”3 Only a human being can praise God, but for this one does not
have to be a Brahmin. A bhaktacan belong to any of the four varna-s, but an acdrya
cannot. With regard to this, Sri Adi Sankaracarya proclaimed:
Y dvadvittopdrjana saktastdvannijaparivdro raktah,
“Whenever dharma declines. O Descendent of Bharata, and adharma prevails, then I take birth.”
“To deliver the pious and destroy evildoers, and to reestablish dharma, I appear in age after age.”
See Bhagavad Gita 9.32.
Bhaja‘govindam, bhaja govindaml bhaja govindam mﬁdamatell
“Praise Govinda, praise Govinda, praise Govinda, O foolish minded!”
Whoever one may be, to whatever caste one may belong, one should become
extremely cautious that before growing old one has worshipped Bhagavan in full
measure. Only this will lead to ultimate good. Wellbeing is not assured by mere birth in a
particular caste. Wellbeing is possible only through the worship of Bhagavan, and that
can be done by any human being. It is completely untrue that only a Brahmin can become
liberated. If one has devotion towards Bhagavan, that is well and good. Otherwise even a
Brahmin can be eligible to go to hell. And a devoted Sudra can attain Bhagavan. From
the viewpoint of the Supreme, there is no Brahmin, no Ksatriya, no Vaisya, and no Sﬁdra.
In the ultimate goal, there are no differences; they only exist in mundane life.
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