But this principle was never intended
to be applied with an iron hand. It was flexible and violable. There
is a lot of evidence in the scriptures to show that man's Varna
depends upon his mental make up and the calling he chooses.
have been several cases where people born in lower castes have risen
higher by their virtues and those born in he higher ones have been
degraded due to their vices. Hence it is obvious that the present
day caste system, with its water tight compartments and mutual
animosity is nothing but a gross degeneration of the once sublime
idea that formed the basis of this division.