Arya means a noble person/ gentleman.
If in behavior, speech, actions, one adheres to principles of vedas – is civilized, affectionate to fellow people, not tempted to commit sins, hygienic, promotes and propagates truth, etc – he or she is an Arya. Again it is not a binary logic, but a continuous function.
2. English is a poor approximate of vedic language. But Brahmin, Kshatriya,
Vaishya, Shudra are names of varnas or classifications based on profession.
They have nothing to do with birth. Shudra is someone who could not get
adequetly educated and hence incompetent to be in any of these professions.
People in knowledge based matters are Brahmins, those in state/defence level
matters are Kshatriyas, those in financial/ economic jobs are Vaishyas and
rest are Shudras.
3. These Varnas are nothing to do with presently used custom of surnames. In
fact if you read Ramayan or Mahabharat or other texts of those times, you do
not find this tradition of First Name-Middle Name-Surname as nomenclature of
I would refute the basis of argument that Arya word denotes parentage
in any manner.
1. Of course, family and parentage do have their role in determining
sanskaars of a person. But that does not mean that someone from unidentified
parentage cannot be Arya. This imaginary casteism is one of the biggest
reasons for our decadence. We foolishly expurged a large majority of our
fellow brothers and sisters as Shudras and Achhoots on basis of their
unknown or questionable lineage or family.
2. The Arya has nothing to do with one’s gotra. Hardly any surname today
represents any Gotra. The gotra classification was to do with preventing
marriages between closed relatives.
3. Arya denotes a noble person. Family is only one among many ways to
ascertain if someone is noble. And to say that Shudra cannot become Brahmin
is again blatantly wrong. Brahmin is someone with knowledge. And Shudra
means someone who could not become Brahmin, Kshatriya or Vaishya due to lack
of edcation or training. So even a Shudra, after having gained knowledge
through efforts can become Brahmin.
4. Dwija means twice born. From birth everyone is Shudra. But after
education, Brahmins, Kshatriya and Vaishya take another birth as skilled
humans. In other words, education gives them another birth as civilized
people worthy of contributing to society. Thus they become Dwija – twice
born. Those who are unable to gain education lose this opportunity of new
birth and hence remain Shudra.
Thus an illiterate son of Brahmin is also shudra. And any shudra, after
having gained knowledge through his or her efforts can become a brahmin,
vaishya or kshatriya. This has nothing to do with biological birth.
Until we are able to throw away this tail of birth based caste, we can never
be a united front for vedic empire.
Lets embrace truth and reject the trash.
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