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By Swami Harshananda

Varnāśramadharmas are accepted if based on guṇa[1] and karma[2] and not based on birth.


  1. Guṇa means qualities of the mind.
  2. Karma means actions in accordance with them.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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