By Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakarji

 

There are six levels of people in the world i.e. Asprushya, Shudra, Vaishya, Kshatriya, Brahmana and Siddha and accordingly six types of marriages exist. So there are six levels of living together. Each one of them gets married for a reason and they are together for a different reason.

 
Anybody can rise from Shudra to Brahmana and Siddha by doing particular sadhana of going into deeper and deeper silence.

 
Asprushya Marriage: –

 

Why does an Asprushya (untouchable) get married? An untouchable gets married because he / she becomes an untouchable.

 
For example a boy abducts a girl. She is kept in a house for five days. If she comes back, can she be married to anybody? Everybody refuses to marry her because she has been used. Nobody in this community will marry her.

 
She becomes an untouchable. The only way she can get married, is to an untouchable. So she gets married to an untouchable and their children will also be considered as untouchables.

 
Shudra Marriage:
Almost all present day marriages are Shudra marriages. The first question asked by the boy’s side is whether this girl is going to do some useful work and how much money she is going to earn? She is just another servant. All other servants are paid but she is a free servant. She also has to pay dowry. They are interested in what they can get out of this girl.

 
On the other side the girl’s parents want security for their daughter so they ask, what is the boy’s property? What will happen to the girl in case something happens. At least she should be assured of half the property in case something happens.

 
So people, who marry for property, people who marry for a good worker, they are all Shudras. So, actually there is no love. They somehow get together and live together for the sake of society, for the sake of children. Somehow the husband and wife have to get along.

 
Vaishya Marriage:
A Vaishya marries somebody who profits him and profits herself. He is concerned about the profit of the other person, while a Shudra is only concerned about profiting oneself. Since the Vaishya is concerned about profit of the other person, a part of the profit also comes to him. Vaishya marriages are successful marriages because both the partners are more interested in profiting the other person than profiting himself. For e.g. Marriage between two business houses.

 
Kshatriya Marriage: –

 
A Kshatriya’s marriage is purely based on love, it is not based on any other consideration. The partners are prepared to give their entire life to each other. There is no question of separation, there is no question of any barter, like if you give me this, then I will do this. There i no contractual agreement.

 

It is a soul-to-soul meeting. If one person dies the other person also automatically dies. In love, if one person disappears then the other person automatically commits Sati, (lets go of life in a natural way, as seen in some rare cases) whether it is a man or woman.

 

Brahmana Marriage :-

 

A Brahmana marriage is much higher than love. The man sees a Goddess in his wife and the woman sees God in her husband.


It
is a worshipful marriage. The husband and wife respect and admire each other.


They feel that it is a privilege to be with each other. They offer each other lots of space to serve and bless the whole community.

 
Their intellectual and spiritual pursuits create a special friendly relationship. They live in each other’s spirit and their relationship feels eternal and permanent. The length of time they spend with each other is not important. Their asset is the goodwill of people. The are in celebration wherever they are, with or without each other. They are totally independent. They never miss each other.

 
Even the non-physical presence of the partner is not felt and they feel their full presence wherever they are.
Siddha Marriage : –
Siddhas get married oniy for the sake of creating something unusual. Their marriage is not governed by any associated Dharma-duty and is unpredictable.

 
Let me narrate the story of Rishi Parashara and Satyavati. Parashara was traveling in a boat. The Muhurtaauspicious moment of the birth of Vysya had come close. Parashara needed a woman’s body to create Vysya instantly. He asked Satyavati the fisher girl, who was rowing the boat across, to offer herself. She was willing but was shy. Instantly Parashara created a mist and Vysya was born. Through his yogic power he gave back her virginity and blessed her to become a Sugandhi instead of a Matsyagandhi. (full of aroma instead of smelling like a fish)

 
Shantanu, the great grand father of Pandavas, fell in love with Satyavati who bore him two sons, but they were both killed in war. To continue the dynasty, Queen Satyavati remembered her son created through yoga, to help continue the royal family. Vysya offered to fulfill his mother’s desire and had a conjugal relationship with the wives of the dead brothers. Through him was born Pandu, Dhrithrashtra and Vidura.

 

The marriage of a Rishi is meant mainly for propagating the genes developed through his sadhana.


For the first time in the recent history of the world, we have been able to transform Shudras into Vaishyas, Vaishyas into Kshatriyas and so on. So we have to reinvent many things that have been lost to us, just like everybody thinks a Sanyasi must not get married, but our old principle was that only a Sanyasi got married.

 
All our Rishis, from whom we got our Gotras, were Sanyasis who became Gruhastas. Until one attained Poorna Sanyas one was not supposed to get married. But nowadays people think in the reverse direction. People leave their wife and they think they will attain some Sanyasa. When you leave your wife, your Lakshmi, what will happen to the country? The country will naturally become poor.

 
We are going to establish a new Samskruti because now Shudra Samskruti has become very powerful. So different levels of marriage will have to be redefined, and possibilities of such marriages coming into being will have to be made available. A new order just like the Manu Smriti has to be re-defined.