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. . . the truth behind it [chaturvarna] exists

                                                                                                                                                          and is one of some considerable

                                                                                                                                           importance in the perfection of our power

                                                                                                                                                   of nature; but we have to take it in its

                                                                                                                                            inner aspects, first, personality, character,

                                                                                                                                               temperament, soul-type, then the soul-

                                                                                                                                              force which lies behind them and wears

                                                                                                                                            these forms, and lastly the play of the free

                                                                                                                                               spiritual Shakti in which they find their

                                                                                                                                            culmination and unity beyond all modes.

                                                                                                                                              For the crude external idea that a man is

                                                                                                                                           born as a Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya or

                                                                                                                                                            Shudra and that alone, is not a

                                                                                                                                                         psychological truth of our being.

                                                                                                                                                                        Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, 24: 742
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