Radhanath Swami on Work according to our qualities

Radhanath Swami on Work according to our qualitits

Krishna describes in the Gita that He created the caste system according to one’s qualities and the work one does in the world. Nowhere does Krishna categorize caste by birth. Of course if one is born in the family of doctors, the atmosphere is  more conducive for one to be a doctor. Butunless he or she goes to college, passes exams and gets diploma, no sane person will consider him or her a doctor simply on basis of birth in the family of doctors.


A brahmana (learned person) is explained in the Gita, as one who is self-controlled, peaceful, learned in the scriptures, devoted to God, and follows the highest standards of cleanliness. This is a brahmana. Such persons should be honored and respected, because by honoring and respecting them we open our hearts to receive the knowledge and benedictions of God. That is the gift they are offering to society.

The great corruption of Indian culture is this idea of caste by birth. The idea of caste is good, but it should be according to Krishna’s direction, according to the natural qualities. When we are working according to our natural inclinations with God-given guidelines, we are working to uplift society and for the glorification of God.

– Radhanath Swami


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  • Sunny

    million idiots – thats what will be the result as long as we dont understand the Bhagavad gita and live accordingly…

  • Sumit

    Nice words by Radhanath Swami. Lord Krishna clearly mentions in Bhagavad Gita that He has created 4 divisions of society based on the activities people perform and not based on the birth.

  • Vemula

    We are very much greatful to Radhanath Swami for giving valuable Value Education of life.

  • Vijay Mathias

    In this competitive environment we have developed a herd mentality and take up careers which are not as per one’s abilities. Radhanath Swami has made a profound statement for one to find his capabilities & qualities and work towards it.

  • dr sunil

    Reallly true, chance of my son becoming dr is high bec of my home atmosphere.This is appreciative.

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