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Equal vision towards all beings as per Srimad Bhagawad Gita

From: Rama Krishna K (kramakrishna_at_mail.bhelrnd.co.in)
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 21:36:13 PST

Priya Bhagawadbandhuvullara,
Jai Sriman Narayana!!!
Equal vision towards all beings is well emphasized in Srimad Bhagawad
Gita by Lord Krishna (Sri Bhagawanuvacha!!!) which is the essence of
Upanishad/Brahmasootra/YogasAstra

vidya vinaya sampanne
brahmane gavi hastini
sunichaiva svapake cha
panditha sama darshana  5-18

"The humble sage by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a
learned and gentle brahmana a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog eater."
Our sastras thus extend equality even towards all other beings
(animals/plants)
Thus as seen in other religions also,  there are always cases of
misinterpretation of original sense
But this equality  of treatment does not entitle beings to exchange
duties and mixup varnashrama dharma like intercaste marriages though
they appear on the surface as enlightened activities (that too in the
beginning unless both forego their individual varnashrama dharma which
is not practicable).  Thus Varnashrama dharma is to be followed
(Brahmana/Kshatriya/Sudra/Vysya in one sense and
Deva/Manushya/Tiryak/Sthavara in another sense)

An example :
In an aircraft though all are equal human beings and supposed to be
treated equal, duties cannot be exchanged which endangers the life of
all  i.e.  pilot's duty cannot be taken over by a passenger/air-hostess.

Jai Sriman Narayana

Sarva Aparadhamulato

Kilambi Ramakrishna Ramanuja Dasan


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