Reservation : - A social problem - Part-2.2..
Sub :- Reservation : A social problem
Ref : - CASTE PROBLEM IN INDIA
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
"I have a message for the world, which I will deliver without fear and care for the future. To the reformers I will point out that I am a greater reformer than any one of them. They want to reform only little bits. I want root-and-branch reform."
- Swami Vivekananda
THE UNDERLYING IDEA OF THE CASTE SYSTEM-2
Our ideal is the Brahmana of spiritual culture and renunciation.
By the Brahmana ideal what do I mean?
I mean the ideal Brahmana-ness in which worldliness is altogether absent and true wisdom is abundantly present.
That is the ideal of the Hindu race.
Have you not heard how it is declared he, the Brahmana, is not amenable to law, that he has no law, that he is not governed by kings, and that his body cannot be hurt?
That is perfectly true.
Do not understand it in the light thrown upon it by interested and ignorant fools, but understand it in the light of the true and original Vedantic conception..
If the Brahmana is he who has killed all selfishness and who lives to acquire and propagate wisdom and the power of love - if a country is altogether inhabited by such Brahmanas, by men and women who are spiritual and moral and good, is it strange to think of that country as being above and beyond all law?
What police, what Military are necessary to govern them?
Why should any one govern them at all?
Why should they live under a government?
They are good and noble, and they are the men of God; these are our ideal Brahmanas, and we read that in the SatyaYuga there was only one caste, and that was the Brahmana.
We read in the Mahabharata that the whole world was in the beginning peopled with Brahmanas, and that as they began to degenerate they became divided into different castes, and that when the cycle turns round they will all go back to that Brahmanical origin.
The son of a Brahmana is not necessarily always a Brahmana; though there is every possibility of his being one, he may not become so.
The Brahmana caste and the Brahmana quality are two distinct things.
catur-varnyam maya srshtam " guna-karma-vibhagasah,"
tasya kartaram api mam viddhy akartaram avyayam.
Srimad Bhagavad-Gita : Chapter-4. Slokam-13.
Thank you for reading.
To be continued ...