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So at the present moment the society is chaos because there is no proper training for the particular class of man. A brahmana should be trained up, a ksatriya should be trained up, a vaisya should be trained up, a sudra should be trained up

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"So at the present moment the society is chaos because there is no proper training for the particular class of man. A Brāhmin should be trained up, a Kṣatriya should be trained up, a Vaiśya should be trained up, a Śūdra should be trained up"

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

So at the present moment the society is chaos because there is no proper training for the particular class of man. A brahmana should be trained up, a ksatriya should be trained up, a vaisya should be trained up, a sudra should be trained up, catur-varnyam maya srstam guna-karma-vibhagasah (BG 4.13), according to quality.


So this system—Brāhmin, Kṣatriya, Vaiśya, Śūdra—very scientific system. Cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ (BG 4.13). But now everything is lost. But to make people happy, the Vedic culture is the most perfect. The Kṣatriyas are meant for fighting. Kṣatriyas are meant for ruling, punishing. These are meant for the Kṣatriyas. They are exacting taxes. That is their means of livelihood. The government can levy tax for expenditure. You cannot levy tax. So there are living means of everyone. For Brāhmin, the living means paṭhana, pāṭhana, yajana, yājana, dāna, pratigraha. Brāhmin is meant for teaching others and become himself a learned scholar. That is Brāhmin's business.

Paṭhana, pāṭhana, yajana, yājana. He should be a great worshiper of Viṣṇu, and he should teach others also. Just like we are not only worshiping Kṛṣṇa in our temple, but we are making propaganda. This is Brāhmin's business. But if the government calls all our students to the draft board, "Come on, fight," that is nonsense. Of course, they have got clauses not to disturb the ministerial class. That exception is there. Many of our student was excused from being called by the draft board on the ground that they have adopted the religious, ministerial order. That rule is prevalent everywhere, at all time.

So at the present moment the society is chaos because there is no proper training for the particular class of man. A Brāhmin should be trained up, a Kṣatriya should be trained up, a Vaiśya should be trained up, a Śūdra should be trained up, cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ guṇa-karma-vibhāgaśaḥ (BG 4.13), according to quality. Why Vedic culture has failed in India? It is simply remaining in name. Because everyone claims to become Brāhmin, Kṣatriya, Vaiśya by birth only, no qualification. The Brāhmin has no qualification of a Brāhmin, and because he is born of a Brāhmin father or Brāhmin family he is claiming, "I am Brāhmin." This is not śāstra's sanction.