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Scripture references for removal of 'entitlement'

Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances.

One of my friend was asking when scriptures talk about virtues in breadth and depth, why they do not have prominent examples of people getting punished for misusing their entitlement (acquired primarily by birth) against the virtues. Say for ex. 1. A brahmana boy curses king Pariksit with capital punishment and why was he allowed to misuse his powers ? 2. Indra intervenes king Pruthu's asvamedha yagna by stealing the horse but gets excused by lord's recommendation

Are there any specific teachings/examples from scriptures where people of higher class/varna getting demoted to lower class/varna by their acts against the virtues ?

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  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna

    Are there any specific teachings/examples from scriptures where people of higher class/varna getting demoted to lower class/varna by their acts against the virtues ?

    Scripture are filled with such examples

    1. Jaya & Vijaya were gatekeepers of vaikuntha they, were cursed to take 3 births as demons

    2. Nalakuvara & Manigriva were gandharva in higher planetary systems they were cursed to become trees. 

    3. King Vena was killed by sages

    4. King Indradyumna was cursed to become elephant

    5. King Indra once became a hog (SB 3.30.5)

    6. Great devotee King Chitraketu was cursed by mother parvati to become demon for minor offence

    7. Prajapati Daksha was beheaded by servant of Lord Shiva, later he got head of goat.

    8. Dashrath Maharaj was cursed by Parents of Sravan kumar

    most of these are not examples of demoting to lower varna, it is demoting to lower species, lower planets, loss of kingdom, extreme humiliation, pain & so on. Always remember -

    There is at-least one thing that is perfect in this world that is LAW OF KARMA.

    Misusing their entitlement (acquired primarily by birth) against the virtues.

    Nothing is obtained free just by birth. Everyone needs pious credits to acquire such a birth. It is ignorance & atheism to think that birth is random. Birth is orchestrated by material nature. Only when a living being has sufficient pious credit will material nature award that body. 

    If a virtue less person has earned pious credit then he can be entitled to higher birth, wealth etc. But if he continues to be demoniac he will lose it. That is just the way world works.

    Why was he allowed to misuse his powers ?

    Everybody (humans & above) are given freewill. How they use is up to them. If nobody in world has freewill it will be like pre-programmed robots running everywhere. Powers are given as per qualification, even then a person with qualification can misuse free will and misuse power. 

    Whats worse is in kali-yuga, power is acquired/given for misuse. Politicians in "democracy" are examples. Almost every politician wants to come to power only to misuse. Whatever good they do is only for show and to ensure some publicity so they are back in power next time and continue their abuse of power.

    Hare Krsna

    • Sevak

      Hare Krsna 

      It is in the best of our interest to understand that there are no free entitlements. All titles are temporary.

      Only our relationship with Krsna is eternal, which is now forgotten. So instead of being worried about what others are entitled to, we must invest our time, energy and attention to serve Krsna. Although we have no qualification, Krsna is so kind that he accepts our service, if we have proper attitude. 

      Hare Krsna

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