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Sanatan Dharma (hinduism) teaches to practice humanity and thats a fact!!

Now, interesting how things get muddled with sanatan dharma, so lets start with basic summary points, the prime directives so to speak:

1)

In The Bhagawad Gita, sloka 20, Chapter 10, Lord Krishna says,

"I am the Self seated in the heart of all creatures. I am the beginning, the middle and the very end of all beings". All beings have, therefore to be treated alike.

note ALL beings, no one excluded, simple enough

2) Karma Yoga-selfless service or sewa:

http://www.santosha.com/philosophy/gita-chapter3.html

Therefore, always perform your duty efficiently

and without attachment to the results,

because by doing work without attachment one attains the Supreme.

King Janaka and others attained perfection

by Karma-yoga alone.

You should perform your duty with a view to guide people

and for the universal welfare (of the society).

Because, whatever noble persons do, others follow.

Whatever standard they set up, the world follows

3) prime goal-MOKSHA-merging with god so to speak, going to heaven so to speak,

Now this can only be attained by leading a good life, a righteous life, free from vices.

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let us see what is this caste jibber jabber is about in the scriptures as opposed to the social evil of birth based caste practiced by some hindu faith:

Higher caste/lower caste and untouchability are in direct contradiction to 12 other richas of Vedas viz. RV (VIII.93.13), RV (X.191), Atharveda III.30 and VII.54 (or VII.52) and Yujurveda (26.02) and (36.18). Unity in diversity is famous Indian motto.

Cows of different colours like black, red and spotted ones give white milk (RV VIII.93.13) is a metaphor used in Vedas for diversity yielding to unity.

HH Wilson translates (X.191.2): “Meet together, talk together, let your minds apprehend alike: in like manner as the ancient gods concurring accepted their portion of the sacrifice.” RV (X.191.3) “Common be the prayer of these (assembled worshippers), common be the acquirement, common the purpose, associated be the desire. I repeat for you a common prayer, I offer for you a common oblation.” RV (X.191.4) “Common (worshippers), be your intention; common be (the wishes of) your heart; common be your thoughts, so that there may be thorough union among you.”

so clearly no birth based caste in scriptures, lets have some more:

Thus, the central command of the 14 harmony richas and 10 profession not hereditary richas of Vedas is that all Hindus are totally equal by birth, of one bunch, share same water and food, worship together united in same temple, common are prayers, common purpose, common thoughts, united like spokes of a wheel, common oblation and friendly towards each others.

One becomes a warrior (Rajnya), Brahman (educated ones) or rishi, not by birth but by his efforts/training (karma) vide RV (X.125.5). No one is superior and no one is inferior by birth

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more on caste, for society to work better, it needs functions or jobs, e.g. in an office there is the managing director middle workers and cleaners, the office cannot function without the cleaners, so all the workers work together, and there is dignity of labour for all functions:

Rigveda 1.117.21

The King and minister should sow seeds and do farming from time to time to set right examples for Arya. This makes them deserving of praise.

Thus it is evident that not only Vedas contain description of various kinds of skills and technology, but also glorify the dignity of labor.

It is a baseless allegation that Vedas demean those involved in labor-oriented tasks.

On contrary, Vedas affirm highest Dignity of Labor

So all depends on ability and learning and qualification as to which job or function each individual human being does, and whatever function is deserving of respect as society needs all functions to work together for the betterment of humanity and this is what sanatan dharma says!

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Is sanatan dharma worshipping many gods or one:

The Supreme One who represents selflessness, controls the entire universe, is present everywhere and is the Devata of all Devatas, alone is source of bliss. Those who do not understand Him remain drenched in sorrow and those who realize Him achieve unconditional happiness. (Rigveda 1.164.39)

It is quite clear -one god, but many manifestations.

Now is there idol worship in scriptures:

Is Ishwar with form or formless?

A: He is formless as per Vedas and commonsense.

1. He cannot be omnipresent if He has form. Because form implies existence of boundary. And hence He should not exist beyond the boundary if He has form.

No idol worship, but sanatan dharma does not speak against other practices as there many paths to god all deserving of respect

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One becomes a warrior (Rajnya), Brahman (educated ones) or rishi, not by birth but by his efforts/training (karma) vide RV (X.125.5). No one is superior and no one is inferior by birth

I just want to know How many Dalits are doing the jobs of pandits in Hinduism? What surprises me that how for thousands of years birth based caste system was their but now suddenly in 21st century hindu's have started saying that caste is not by birth

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I just want to know How many Dalits are doing the jobs of pandits in Hinduism?

First place do not recognise this 'dalits' term, birth based cased divisions which reject, as God resides in heart of all beings, our functions of course are different, but each function is to be respected, anyway lets see:

http://agniveer.com/888/caste-system/

Many examples exist of change of Varnas in Vedic history.

a. Aitareya Rishi was son of a Daasa or criminal but became a Brahmin of highest order and wrote Aitareya Brahman and Aitareyopanishad. Aitareya Brahman is considered critical to understand Rigveda.

b. Ailush Rishi was son of a Daasi, gambler and of low character. However he researched on Rigveda and made several discoveries. Not only was he invited by Rishis but also made an Acharya. (Aitareya Brahman 2.19)

c. Satyakaam Jaabaal was son of a prostitute but became a Brahmin.

d. Prishadh was son of King Daksha but became a Shudra. Further he did Tapasya to achieve salvation after repenting.

(Vishnu Puran 4.1.14)

Had Tapasya been banned for Shudra as per the fake story from Uttar Ramayan, how could Prishadh do so?

e. Nabhag, soon of King Nedishtha became Vaishya. Many of his sons again became Kshatriya. (Vishnu Puran 4.1.13)

f. Dhrist was son of Nabhag (Vaishya) but became Brahmin and his son became Kshatriya (VP 4.2.2)

g. Further in his generation, some became Brahmin again (VP 9.2.23)

h. As per Bhagvat, Agniveshya became Brahmin though born to a king.

i. Rathotar born in Kshatriya family became a Brahmin as per Vishnu Puran and Bhagvat.

j. Haarit became Brahmin though born to Kshatriya (VP 4.3.5)

k. Shaunak became Brahmin though born in Kshatriya family. (VP 4.8.1). In fact, as per Vayu Puran, Vishnu Puran and Harivansh Puran, sons of Shaunak Rishi belonged to all four Varnas.

Similar examples exist of Gritsamad, Veethavya and Vritsamati.

l. Matanga was son of Chandal but became a Brahmin.

m. Raavan was born from Pulatsya Rishi but became a Rakshas.

n. Pravriddha was son of Raghu King but became a Rakshas.

o. Trishanku was a king but became a Chandal

p. Sons of Vishwamitra became Shudra. Vishwamitra himself was a Kshatriya who later became a Brahmin.

q. Vidur was son of a servant but became a Brahmin and minister of Hastinapur empire

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What surprises me that how for thousands of years birth based caste system was their but now suddenly in 21st century hindu's have started saying that caste is not by birth

Birth based caste is not in scriptures, which is older then when it came about through corruption through number of people at top jobs who wanted to maintain their kids intop positions, and 21st century is not when a number of Hindu faith have said no birth based caste, Ramanuja one thousand years ago:

Shri Ramanuja, the renowned 11th century philosopher and religious leader, is a central figure in a vast lineage of scholars and mystics belonging to the spiritual path of Shri Vaishnavism, a monotheistic religious tradition of India focussed on Vishnu. In addition to being a prodigious thinker and esteemed religious teacher, Shri Ramanuja is also revered for his compassion and humanism. His instructions to his disciples were that the message of the Shri Vaishnava Path should be shared with all, irrespective of race, caste, creed or gender. Such an open and inclusive attitude allowed the Shri Vaishnava message of love and service to God to break through the rigidities of caste and segregation.

then later we had Sri Ramanand:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramananda

Revolution Against CasteismRamananda realised that God can be worshipped by everyone because Lord Rama himself has never stopped the people of any caste from reaching Him.Instead, the Ramayan is full of stories about Shabri, Kevat,etc. who all were Lower castes, but Rama gave them equal respect, the way he respected Brahmins. Ramananda believed that in spiritual pursuit, the caste system of India is redundant. He believed that to truly devote yourself to Lord Rama, one must forget one's caste identity and social status. Ramananda is quoted as saying, “Let no one ask a man’s caste or with whom he eats. If a man is devoted to Hari, he becomes Hari’s own.” Ramananda had disciples of all castes.

He took a very radical approach to teaching and preaching through the inclusion of the poor and the people of low castes. After Ramananda’s death, the members of the Ramanandi sect led a social revolution in the Ganges basin by recruiting women and members of low castes into their sect. In addition, Saint Ramananda was the driving force of the popularization of the devotion of Lord Ram.

Scriptures thousands of years ago have not mentioned birth based caste, and so have a number of individuals, there is more to be done and discussions and arguments are taking place to remove this social evil of birth based caste, which blights many millions in India.

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"m. Raavan was born from Pulatsya Rishi but became a Rakshas."

Pulatsya Rishi was a brahman but Raavans mother was a rakshasni, so this one isnt as striaghforward as the others.

where there any asuras who became suras and vice versa?

may not be straighforward but enough examples have been given.

any person can be anyone depending on his work and qualifications:

There is no stipulation of high or low by birth in Rigveda. Many rishis of Rigveda under current Manusmriti definition were not Brahmins. There are at least ten Rigvedic richas showing that profession was not hereditary.

In (IX.112.3) another rishi says “I am the singer, papa is the physician

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"m. Raavan was born from Pulatsya Rishi but became a Rakshas."

Pulatsya Rishi was a brahman but Raavans mother was a rakshasni, so this one isnt as striaghforward as the others.

where there any asuras who became suras and vice versa?

Pralad was the son of a Rakshas called Hiranyakashipu. Pralad was a Vishnu Bhagt (Bhagt of Lord Narayan) and refused to worship his father. It was for this reason that his father wanted him to be killed.

The many attempts which were carried out to have Pralad killed were unsuccessful and his father was in the end killed to save Pralad, by Vishnu avatara, Narsimha.

Pralad was known as the 'Saintly child', however it is not to my knowledge definitive as to whether or not Pralad became a Brahim.

The story of Pralad is mentioned in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

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