दृश्यंते यत्र नागेन्द्र स ब्राह्मण इति स्मृत:।।”
“The one in whom one finds Truth, benevolence, forgiveness, dignity, lack of cruelty, fortitude and kindness, such a man is Brahmana. #Mahabharata
शूद्रेष्वपि च सत्यं च दानमक्रोध एव च।
आनृशंस्यमहिंसा च घृणा चैव युधिष्ठिर ।।
Oh Yudhishthira, Truth and a realistic religion is good for all Varnas. Further, good characterics like truth, benevolence, non-violence is also in Shudras.
यत्रैतन्न भवेत् सर्प तं शूद्रमिति निर्दिषेत्।।
O Great Serpent, where these characteristics like truth and such are evident in a person, such a person is a Brahman, and the one who lacks them is indeed, a Shudra. #Mahabharata
वृथा जातिस्तदाऽऽयुष्मन् कृतियार्चन्न विद्यते।।
“If a Brahman is only to be called so basis his behaviour, then till such time his actions and morality is not meeting the standards, his caste is of no consequence?” #Mahabharata
तस्मिन्नेवं मतिद्वैधे मनु: स्वायम्भुवोब्रवीत्।।
When a child is initiated into education and is made to study the Vedas, he or she remains a Shudra. Whenever you are in doubt about Varna, follow this principle to judge as per Manu.
साधकानि सदा पुंसा जातिर्न कुलं नृप।
“O King! Truth, self- restraint, discipline, charity, non-violence and religiosity - these are the things which bring success to men, not Varna or birth. “ - The Serpent (Nahusha) #Mahabharata