Friday, March 21, 2014

Indian Reservation, A fix of a bug with another bug

Indian Reservation, A fix of a bug with another bug.

In typical scenario we find in software code that two buggy/wrong codes mutually compensate each other to make it works. It happens knowingly to justify the assumptions or limitations of software automation OR done unknowingly to be discovered later as a showstopper.

Now comes to reservation given to SC, ST, OBC and others given by Indian Govt. It starts with discrimination and deprivation for centuries to them in the name of religion and God. This itself is a major BUG of Hindu religion. Later when it became a showstopper the fix was given with another bug giving reservation to deprived. Many may debate what can be the other alternatives other than fixing BUG by another BUG. Best solution would be to fix the first BUG present in Hinduism. What is that first BUG?

I myself tried to dig into our religion and found a famous book of Hinduism called Srimad Bhagavat Gita, By Lord Sri Krishna. Below is his opinions and putting it here to whom it may concern.

Chapter 4. Sloka 13

catur-varnyam maya srstam guna-karma-vibhagasah 
tasya kartaram api mam viddhy akartaram avyayam

Human society is divided into four Varna e.g. Brahmana(intellectuals), Kshyatriya(rulers), Vaishya(businessman/industrialist), Sudra(laborers/servants) based on individual quality and action.

If human quality and good/bad(immoral, corrupton etc) action is the criteria of caste division then giving reservation to Sudra(laborers/servants) is justified. But unfortunately in our society the caste division is not based on quality or action, rather it is based on birth (hereditary). So a rich can get reservation. This hereditary castism is a BUG in Hinduism.

Further Gita says explicitly who qualifies to which caste:

Chapter 18. Sloka 41

brahmana-ksatriya-visam sudranam ca parantapa 
karmani pravibhaktani svabhava-prabhavair gunaih

Brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras are distinguished by their qualities of work, O Orjuna, in accordance with the modes of nature or metal inclination.

Chapter 18. Sloka 42

samo damas tapah saucam ksantir arjavam eva ca 
jnanam vijnanam astikyam brahma-karma svabhava-jam 

Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, wisdom, knowledge, and religiousness--these are the qualities by which the “brahmanas(like monks and spiritual leaders)” work.

Chapter 18. Sloka 43

sauryam tejo dhrtir daksyam yuddhe capy apalayanam 
danam isvara-bhavas ca ksatram karma svabhava-jam

Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity, and leadership are the qualities of work for the ksatriyas(like manager, politician Job).

Chapter 18. Sloka 44

krsi-go-raksya-vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhava-jam 
paricaryatmakam karma sudrasyapi svabhava-jam

Farming, cow protection and business are the qualities of work for the vaisyas, and for the sudras there is labor and service to others.

If we make our caste systems based on above Hindu dictum, then this things will be all set and reservation will be redundant or given to needy and deprived. No more BUG in Hindu-ware.