lays down that there is in truth no superiority or inferiority in
the various duties allotted to various groups in any social order,
all being equally necessary of performance for the maintenance of
It lays down that they should all be
performed without neglect or confusion, and in the spirit of
unselfish social co-operation; this teaching has equal validity
whether the social co-operation demanded be in accordance with the
caste system, or any social order that has replaced it or which may
be accepted by society in the future.
There is no work about which one can
say, "this is noble and good, free from all evil, and I shall,
therefore, prefer to do it rather than that which has been allotted
to me." In every thing to be done in this world, some apparent
evil is involved, but there is a purifying and ennobling agent for
it all, viz., and the unselfish attitude.