The king said: “O sages, the foremost among those who have realised Paramatman! What will be the condition of those who do not worship Lord Hari, whose desires are endless and who have no control over their mind and senses?”
Chamasa replied: “The four castes and Ashramas originated from the four parts of the Lord viz., face, arms, thigh, and leg with, their appropriate qualities. They are distinctly divided into Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras according as they are characterised Sattva, Rajas,Tamas or their combinations, by the serenity of mind and other qualities.
“Of these, those who do not through ignorance adore the Lord, the very source of their own creation, or disregard Him, fall from their place and go down to hell.
“Those persons who are far away from hearing the descriptions of Hari and singing His excellent attributes, such as women, Sudras and others are fit to be pitied by sages like yourself. They should be provided with the necessary instructions by kings like you. They also will attain Moksha.
“Although the Brahmins, the Kshatriyas and the Vaishyas are entitled to approach Hari’s feet through birth and the ceremony of wearing sacred thread and study of Vedas, they are deluded by the disquisitions of the Vedas or the promise in the Vedas various fruits of anevanes centnature.
“They have no real knowledge of the course of Karma laid down in the Vedas. They fancy that they are scholars and become conceited. In reality they are thoroughly ignorant. They indulge in vain, silly talks and obstinate discussions over trifles and ceremonials. They are attracted by the honeyed words of Karma Kanda which describes the fruits that are only transient.