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Re: abhivAdanA

km.narayanan_at_averydennison.com
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 08:32:18 PDT

Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Dear Vasu,
You wrote
"If adiYen replaces 'dasan' to 'sarman', would'nt it mean changing of
varna(which I think is not possible)"


In fact, Varna is something is subjected to change. The Root word for
Varna is Sanskrit ids from word 'Vri'- That means the Job what you do.
>From this only the word Varna is derived.

Lord Says in Bhagvat Gita 'Chaturvanyam Maya shrishtyam'... ie, I created
these Varnas...

Lord Created the Varnas based on the nature of one's job.(NOT BASED ON
BIRTH)  This is a kind of division of labour created by Lord for whole
well being of the universe. This is always subject to a change.
A Brahmin's son need not be a Brahmin and so and forth.

Only in the later years(Post Upanishshad/Purana), Varna is started to me
mistaken to 'Jati'--

The Word 'Jati ' is derived form 'janma' or birth...


Our  Poorvacharyas have repeatedly shown and advised  not to have any
discrimination from one vasihnava to other on account of his birth.


Dasan

KM Narayanan







"Vasu Venkat" <vasu_venkat@hotmail.com> on 08/22/2001 10:54:23 AM

To:   "Sudharshan Santhanam" <sudhar090877@yahoo.com>,
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Subject:  Re: abhivAdanA


Swami,
If adiYen replaces 'dasan' to 'sarman', would'nt it mean changing of
varna(which I think is not possible)as varna and dasan are indicators of
varna?!
adiyen
vAsu Venkataraghava dasan


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