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The class- and life-stage based religion is the real Vedic religion. The essence of religion is the attainment of happiness in the material world and ultimate perpetual bliss in the transcendental world. This meaningfulness of the religion is experienced in this class- and life-stage based religious system since time immemorial, and even in the present times. If a person from the society based on this system follows the directions of the shastras as per the rights accorded to him, and just goes on doing his normal and other particular duties without a desire for any returns, then he will experience eternal bliss, prosperity and happiness in the material world, as well as the Heaven and salvation in the world beyond.

This social system based on classes and life-stages, i.e., the Varnashrami system, was created by Bhagwan Yajnawan Himself. In Bhagwat Geeta (4/13), He says, "I have created the four classes based on qualities and duties." There is a mantra in the Purush Sukta of the Veds, which describes that the Brahmin is his (i.e., of the Society seen as a Complete Man) head and face. Lord Brahma has described to Narad Muni the society as a man, that Brahmin is his head and face, Kshatriya is his arms and hands, Vaishya is his trunk and Shudra is his legs and feet. In Shreemat Bhagwat (2/5/37). Swayambhuva Manu, the first human being, has described the various duties and responsibilities of the four classes in Manu Samhita (87-92).

The Fifth Skanda says that this Varnashrami system spreads complete devotion among the Indian citizens (19/10) and helps them attain salvation in the world beyond (19/19). Shridhar Swami has also commented upon this in a similar way in his Teeka (5/20).

In the Vishnu Puran (1/6), Parashar Muni has described to Maitreya as to how Lord Brahma created the Varnashrami system based on the qualities and duties. According to him, benevolent, pious humans were created from the face and head, pleasure-loving humans were created from the chest, pleasure-loving and passionate humans were created from the trunk and fallible humans amenable to all kinds of passions were created from the legs and feet of Lord Brahma. This is the base of the class system.

Maharshi Ourva had said to Emperor Sagar that being virtuous and performing one’s duties according to one’s class is the worship of Bhagwan Janardan. In the 14th chapter of Vaman Puran, the Rishis have preached about religion based on classes and the four life stages to the demon Sukeshi. Non-violence, truth, belief in God, munificence, forgiveness, self-control, penance etc. are the ten common duties (or religion) for all the four classes.

Brahimns have the right to observe all the four life stages (Ashrams) of bachelorhood, house-holdership, stage of abandonment of all material things, and asceticism, i.e., Brahmacharyashram, Grihasthashram, Vanaprasthashram and Sanyasashram respectively. Kshatriyas have the right to observe the first three stages, Vaishyas have the right to observe the first two stages and Shudras have the right to observe only the Grihasthashram (14/138).

The social order based on classes (Varnas) and life stages (Ashrams) has been existing in India since ancient times. All the other cultures and civilizations consider the material world to be the be-all and end-all of everything. But this Vedic Varnashrami system touches even the transcendental life and world. This is the easy way for a soul to attain godliness after performing the penance of the cycle of rebirths.

After an unbiased and comparative study of the history of all the cultures of the world, it can be firmly and unequivocally concluded that the Vedic Varnashrami religion, Vedic society and culture is absolutely the best, it has withstood all the tests of time and it is eternal. There is nothing to compare its greatness with anything in the world.

The Vedic Varnashrami social order has been existing in India since times immemorial. These people did not come here from outside regions to win this ancient land. There are enough proofs of this. Even foreign scholars have accepted that the Veds are the most ancient fountains of knowledge. There is no mention or reference of the existence of this system anywhere outside India. Similarly, it does not seem to be evident that the system had been popular either to the east or south of the present Punjab.

About a century ago, Maxmuller, the world famous linguist, and his followers have constructed the story of Aryanism. This is a completely baseless, imaginary story. But still it is being considered to be the real history of modern India, and this has only been causing more and more differences of opinion and confusion.

Presumably, a tribe called ‘Aryans’ lived somewhere outside India, during very ancient times (now a days it is called Indo-Europeans). Probably between 2500 BC and 1500 BC, different bands of these Aryans went to different regions like India, Greece, Persia, Rome, Germany, Scandinavia etc. Earlier, it was said that they attacked and defeated the native Dasyu King Silhan in India. But now, the thinking of scholars like Toynbe etc. is exactly the opposite of this. They think that the Aryans were wandering, uncivilized, low grade people. The people living in Harappa and Mohen-Jo-Daro were very civilized, and they were defeated. The uncivilized Aryans learned a lot from the Indus culture people whom they had defeated. The Vedic religion and culture is a result of this mixing of the cultures.

Both of these arguments are wrong and misleading. We will give some evidences here and try to prove that the Vedic Varnashrami social order and culture has been existing in this land since far before 3000 BC.

Astrological Proofs –

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 Title : THE VEDIC VARNASHRAMI RELIGION AND ITS GREATNESS Author : Mr S.J.Divakar

Read In Hindi

http://www.vedpradip.com/articlecontent.php?aid=437&linkid=1&catid=&subcatid=0&vedid=5

The class- and life-stage based religion is the real Vedic religion. The essence of religion is the attainment of happiness in the material world and ultimate perpetual bliss in the transcendental world. This meaningfulness of the religion is experienced in this class- and life-stage based religious system since time immemorial, and even in the present times. If a person from the society based on this system follows the directions of the shastras as per the rights accorded to him, and just goes on doing his normal and other particular duties without a desire for any returns, then he will experience eternal bliss, prosperity and happiness in the material world, as well as the Heaven and salvation in the world beyond.

This social system based on classes and life-stages, i.e., the Varnashrami system, was created by Bhagwan Yajnawan Himself. In Bhagwat Geeta (4/13), He says, "I have created the four classes based on qualities and duties." There is a mantra in the Purush Sukta of the Veds, which describes that the Brahmin is his (i.e., of the Society seen as a Complete Man) head and face. Lord Brahma has described to Narad Muni the society as a man, that Brahmin is his head and face, Kshatriya is his arms and hands, Vaishya is his trunk and Shudra is his legs and feet. In Shreemat Bhagwat (2/5/37). Swayambhuva Manu, the first human being, has described the various duties and responsibilities of the four classes in Manu Samhita (87-92).

The Fifth Skanda says that this Varnashrami system spreads complete devotion among the Indian citizens (19/10) and helps them attain salvation in the world beyond (19/19). Shridhar Swami has also commented upon this in a similar way in his Teeka (5/20).

In the Vishnu Puran (1/6), Parashar Muni has described to Maitreya as to how Lord Brahma created the Varnashrami system based on the qualities and duties. According to him, benevolent, pious humans were created from the face and head, pleasure-loving humans were created from the chest, pleasure-loving and passionate humans were created from the trunk and fallible humans amenable to all kinds of passions were created from the legs and feet of Lord Brahma. This is the base of the class system.

Maharshi Ourva had said to Emperor Sagar that being virtuous and performing one’s duties according to one’s class is the worship of Bhagwan Janardan. In the 14th chapter of Vaman Puran, the Rishis have preached about religion based on classes and the four life stages to the demon Sukeshi. Non-violence, truth, belief in God, munificence, forgiveness, self-control, penance etc. are the ten common duties (or religion) for all the four classes.

Brahimns have the right to observe all the four life stages (Ashrams) of bachelorhood, house-holdership, stage of abandonment of all material things, and asceticism, i.e., Brahmacharyashram, Grihasthashram, Vanaprasthashram and Sanyasashram respectively. Kshatriyas have the right to observe the first three stages, Vaishyas have the right to observe the first two stages and Shudras have the right to observe only the Grihasthashram (14/138).

The social order based on classes (Varnas) and life stages (Ashrams) has been existing in India since ancient times. All the other cultures and civilizations consider the material world to be the be-all and end-all of everything. But this Vedic Varnashrami system touches even the transcendental life and world. This is the easy way for a soul to attain godliness after performing the penance of the cycle of rebirths.

After an unbiased and comparative study of the history of all the cultures of the world, it can be firmly and unequivocally concluded that the Vedic Varnashrami religion, Vedic society and culture is absolutely the best, it has withstood all the tests of time and it is eternal. There is nothing to compare its greatness with anything in the world.

The Vedic Varnashrami social order has been existing in India since times immemorial. These people did not come here from outside regions to win this ancient land. There are enough proofs of this. Even foreign scholars have accepted that the Veds are the most ancient fountains of knowledge. There is no mention or reference of the existence of this system anywhere outside India. Similarly, it does not seem to be evident that the system had been popular either to the east or south of the present Punjab.

About a century ago, Maxmuller, the world famous linguist, and his followers have constructed the story of Aryanism. This is a completely baseless, imaginary story. But still it is being considered to be the real history of modern India, and this has only been causing more and more differences of opinion and confusion.

Presumably, a tribe called ‘Aryans’ lived somewhere outside India, during very ancient times (now a days it is called Indo-Europeans). Probably between 2500 BC and 1500 BC, different bands of these Aryans went to different regions like India, Greece, Persia, Rome, Germany, Scandinavia etc. Earlier, it was said that they attacked and defeated the native Dasyu King Silhan in India. But now, the thinking of scholars like Toynbe etc. is exactly the opposite of this. They think that the Aryans were wandering, uncivilized, low grade people. The people living in Harappa and Mohen-Jo-Daro were very civilized, and they were defeated. The uncivilized Aryans learned a lot from the Indus culture people whom they had defeated. The Vedic religion and culture is a result of this mixing of the cultures.

Both of these arguments are wrong and misleading. We will give some evidences here and try to prove that the Vedic Varnashrami social order and culture has been existing in this land since far before 3000 BC.

Astrological Proofs –

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