- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
Yeah sure, that is the message of Gita - Never back out from your duty, whatever the odds may be. It is a precious message. What would you think of a soldier in Indian army who would not want to fight in a declared war between India and any other country (I know, you would like India to loose the war)? Such a solider will be known as a deserter, a traitor. Or a police officer who would not arrest a criminal because the criminal is his relative? That is exactly what Krishna was telling Arjuna.Prince Arjuna's inclination was not to fight the battle. Lord Krishna's preaching in Gita was to convince him to fight because he was born into the warrior caste, and that it was the sacred duty of such a born person (dharma), and that he must perform that duty no matter what.
If "Not only Geeta but every Hindu texts asks people to look at every thing(including themselves) in objective and rational manner", there wouldn't be a Hindu caste system, and Hindus wouldn't be having a hard time eliminating it; which is the subject of this thread. If nothing is wrong with being a low caste (varna) what is the purpose of this thread?
Well, Hinduism is not a monolith. I am an 'advaitist'. For me what to talk of castes, even animals, vegetation and non-living things too, are none other than Brahman. 'Advaita' does not permit any differentiation, whatsoever. Even in other denominations of Hinduism, as Hansolo and Kamayani have said, there is no differentiation of higher or lower. All 'varnas' are a part of society, only that their obligations/responsibilities are different.