#Thread
Why Manu started Varn Vyastha?
@desi_thug1 @LostTemple7
1.1/31.But for the sake of the prosperity of the worlds he caused the Brahmana,Kshatriya,Vaisya and ShudraVarna origin in form of the body of the society:as its mouth,arms,thighsAndFeet, respectively.
(the ignorant consider the Shudra as being originated from the feet of God)
2.1/87. But in order to protect this universe He (God), the most resplendent one, assigned separate (duties and) occupations to those as done in a body by mouth, arms, thighs, and feet.
3.1/88. To Brahmanas He assigned teaching and studying (the Vedas), sacrificing for their own benefit and for the welfare of others, giving and accepting (of alms).
4.1/89. The Kshatriya he commanded to protect the people, to bestow gifts, to offer sacrifices, to study (the Vedas ), and to abstain from attaching himself to sensual pleasures;
5.1/90. The Vaisya to tend cattle, to bestow gifts, to offer sacrifices, to study (the Vedas), to trade, to lend money, and to cultivate the land.
1/91. One occupation only the Lord prescribed to the Shudra: to serve these (other) three castes.
6.Manu considered anyone who is without knowledge or capacity for skilled deeds as a Shudra. So any uneducated person is fit only for being in the service, under the guidance, of others who have the requisite knowledge and skills.
7.Isn’t that how we are organised even today?
Manu also advises people to exert in order to acquire a higher Varna, and change his or her allotted Varna. The advisory leaves Varn Vyastha changeable, fluid, and not based on birth but on merit alone.
8.10/65. (Thus) a Shudra attains the rank of a Brahmana, and (in a similar manner) a Brahmana sinks to the level of a Shudra; and know that it is the same with the offspring of a Kshatriya or of a Vaisya.
9.9/335. (A Shudra who is) pure, accompanies his betters and is gentle in his speech, free from pride, and always seeks a refuge with Brahmanas, attains a higher Varna (Brahmana, Kshatriya or Vaisya) based on his qualities.
10.4/245. A Brahmana who always connects himself with the most excellent (ones), and shuns all inferior ones, (himself) becomes most distinguished; by an opposite conduct he becomes a Shudra.
Source :- from an article.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh
 

Keep Current with Deeksha Sharma

Deeksha Sharma Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

PDF

Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @saffronDeeksha

21 Nov
#Thread
The real Manusmriti supports Varn Vyastha based on Merit not on the basis of Birth.The adulterated part is thus rejectable.
@desi_thug1 @rightwingchora
Following are the examples of changing of Varn Vyastha in the past:
1. Rishi Brahma, son Manu Swayambhu himself, was born to a Brahmana but became a Kshatriya king.
2. Manu’s eldest son, Priyavrat, became a king, a Kshatriya.
3.Out of Manu’s ten sons seven became kings while three became Brahmanas.Their names were Mahavir, Kavi and Savan.
4. Kavash Ailush was born to a Shudra and attained the highest Varna of a Rishi.He became mantra-drashta to numerous hymns in Rig Veda:10th Mandal.
Read 6 tweets
20 Nov
#Thread
Manusmriti Doesn’t Support Caste System; Open Letter to Misinterpreters.
@LostTemple7 @desi_thug1 Image
1.Truth is that Manu proposed Varn Vyastha — which was based on merit and not on account of one’s birth.
Here are the verses from Manusmriti which says that Varna is based on qualification not on the basis of Birth.
2.2/157. As an elephant made of wood, as an antelope made of leather, such is an unlearned Brahmana; those three have nothing but the names (devoid of virtues respective to their kind).
Read 11 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!