[Advaita-l] Which one is first in the creation sequence
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 23:21:57 CST 2014
Dear Sri Ramesh Badish
<< For me, it appears that the classification of varnas by Lord came much
later after the creation. Please correct me if I am wrong. >>
It is better to understand it as the Creation coming into being consistent
with the varna classification of the jivas. After all it should be borne in
mind that creation itself is for the jivas to enjoy their karma phalas and
hence has to be in accordance with that purpose.
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:03 AM, ramesh badisa <badisa66 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> At the beginning of email, I would like to seek your forgiveness for
> raising a silly question. I could not figure out the answer for myself. So,
> I am requesting all members to help me.
> My confusion was related to two Bhagawad Gita slokas -
> 4/13 (chatur varnyam ...) &
> 10/6 (Maharsayah Sapta ..).
> The first sloka talks about four varnas. So, it is obvious that it is
> concerned to the creation;
> The second sloka talks about creation of seven great sages by the Lord.
> This is also concerned to the creation.
> My confusion was that which one stands first in the creation.
> If you say, "it doesn't matter", then, sorry the matter ends there.
> However, if you would like to help me, please read further.
> Is it 4/13 first or 10/6 first
> When there is no creation, then, there are no varnas.
> Similarly, when seven great sages were born, there are no four varnas but
> only one varna - the first varna.
> For me, it appears that the classification of varnas by Lord came much
> later after the creation. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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