Material dependence on others is degrading

by October 3, 2012

To become dependent on another’s maintenance is very degrading; therefore, according to the Vedic system, everyone should live independently. Only the sudras are unable to live independently. They are obliged to serve someone for maintenance. It is said in the sastras: kalau sudra-sambhavah. In this age of Kali, everyone is dependent on another’s mercy for the maintenance of the body; therefore everyone is classified as a sudra.

Srimad Bhagavatam 5.13.6 purport

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