Paravipras Have the Quality of All the
Active Classes in Society
explained in the book THOTH, there are basically five
kinds of humans. You can categorize them, in a very general
sense, not in a dogmatic way, as Shudra, Ksattriya, Vipra, Vaeshya,
worker, the person who is interested in physical work. He is a
person who is mostly interested in day-to-day living. He
strives to have his food and a place to live. As long as his
basic necessities are provided, he really does not have that much
ambition. That is all he wants, just a place or situation
where he has his basic needs.
Ksattriyas have the warrior qualities, or are courageous people.
They cannot be satisfied with just a little food and a place to
live. They want to explore. They want to discover. They
are pioneers. They want to go find new frontiers, find new
intellectual people. They like to study, to read, to
understand, to go deep into finding different problems that they can
study, and to understand what is going on in this universe.
They want to know the universe by their minds.
business people. They like to control resources. They
want to use economical means to control the earth. They like
to control the capital, the workers and the resources so they can
combine them to come up with the products that they can provide and
the ones who are mostly interested in understanding the Laws of the
Spirit behind all things (Daharmas). They try to understand
the relationships between the individual and universe, God and man,
and the Laws governing these relationships.
individual might have more than one characteristic of each class.
That is, an intellectual person might also have Ksattriyan
qualities, or a Brahmin can have Vipran and Shudran qualities.
Therefore, there is no clear definite border between the different
usually a dominating characteristic of one of the classes is present
which the man identifies himself with most. That dominating
characteristic represents the class to which that person belongs.
is possible to create qualities of one class if a person desires to
do so, but it is very difficult if that is not the person’s basic
character. It is easier to do if the environment supports such
a change, and in that case a person can adopt the new character with
these classes are necessary, yet each of them like to dominate
society. For instance, in the very beginning, the warrior
people were the pioneers.
class likes to keep everything quiet, like it is. They do not
want any person to come and stir up the community. So that is
why they do not like to do pioneering endeavors. Yet, at the
same time, they need protection. They feel they want someone
to protect them. They need a leader who will take them to the
battle – whether it is battling the animal attacking the tribe, or
any other enemy – the person who can organize, who can make them
follow him, go after him and make the community feel that there is a
father figure there.
class has those qualities. They have the qualities of valor,
courageousness, and all those things that most of the people say is
charisma. For instance, you can imagine that people in the
tribes were afraid of the volcano. Everyone thought, “It is
god,” and they bowed down in front of the volcano. Then this
courageous or warrior-kind of person said, “No, I want to go to see
what is up there.”
Shudras said, “No, don’t go, you are going to be killed. The
god is going to eat you up, up there.” But this warrior type
went up there. He looked and saw, “Well, it is only fire at
the top of the mountain.” He did not see anything else.
So he came back.
Shudras took the courageous one to be god, because he went up there
and came back. So they started bowing down in front of him and
made him a leader.
warrior class eventually became stronger and stronger, and expanded
its area to cover other tribes, then a small territory, and
eventually a large territory. So this warrior-type of person
created a country. That country became powerful, ran over
other countries, conquered other people, and he became an emperor,
Yet, as these
types became more powerful and became emperors, they created large
armies and they needed weapons. They needed politicians,
people who could politically conduct the affairs of the state.
The warrior person is not a politician; he is just a warrior and a
very respected person. He does not deal with politics.
He thinks the force of the army can solve everything.
territories of these emperors and kings became large, they
eventually realized that they needed a prime minister, a wise man.
They called him a wise man but really he was an intellectual.
This was a person who could see, think, figure things out about
other people and start the political process with other states.
position of the intellectual increased in the kingdom, the
intellectuals, little by little, became more powerful. The
king eventually became a figurehead. The king was the king,
yet the person who really ran the show was the politician or the
So the era of
the warrior class was transferred to the politicians of the
intellectual class. The highest point of that era was the
Roman Empire. Eventually they became so intellectual that they
created the senate and the democratic system. One quality of
the intellectual is that they are very individualistic. They
want to keep individuality, freedom of expression, and freedom of
the individual in the society.
class is not like that. He does not care about individuality.
What he cares about is the power of the collectivity. And so
there is conflict between the mentality of the warrior class and the
intellectual has an insatiable appetite for pleasure. So
whatever power and money they gain, they spend it for their
individual pleasure. And as they spend this money, the
Vaeshyan class or the business class provides them with the
commodities that they need. So as they earn the money, they
spend it, and the businessmen take the money they spend.
The kings in
France eventually reached a point where they owed most of their
kingdom to the business class. So the business class became
more and more powerful because they had the resources. They
gained the resources all over the world. Europe and the rest
of the world became feudal states. Very few people had a lot
of land, and the rest were working for them. Even the king was
afraid of these feudals because they were so powerful.
or the high point of this process, was the industrial revolution in
Europe, when the businessmen came to power. That was the start
of the freedom of trade and communism. These are completely
opposite ideologies. One says, “There should be a free market.
We will set the standard on the free market, and we will motivate
the people to do things.” The other one says, “No, that
is slavery.” These two ideologies started having a clash.
And so we have two camps on earth, both of them based on business.
become the true power on earth. Because the businessmen are
controlling the resources, eventually the three other classes,
Shudras, Vipras and Ksattriyas or workers, warriors and
intellectuals, all become workers (Shudras). They all become
workers for the business class, because the business class has the
It does not
matter how much education you have, if you do not have money to
invest when you come out of school, where can you go? You have
to go out and work for a company. So you are really the worker
in a big company.
That is when
the other three classes become workers. But the intellectual
and warrior class cannot stand this for a long time. Also if
other devices occur, like no intervention of the government with the
business class, then eventually very few people will have all the
resources and the rest will not have any.
That is the
prediction of the communist ideology. That is when the workers
will revolt against those few people who have. Since this
ideology was explained, the industrial countries have tried to split
the wealth as wide as possible, so they never reach the point where
that kind of revolution happens.
Russia at least, and in China, it happened because a few people had
the power and most did not. Eventually the revolution of the
people started. Usually this revolution happens when the
warrior class and the intellectual class become very frustrated with
the situation, and they become the leaders of the Shudras (workers
and farmers). Then with their leadership, revolution takes
the revolution starts, the moment the worker class revolts, the
class that comes to power is the warrior class, because they are the
people who have to calm the masses. The masses do not really
have that much of an organizational feeling. So what happens
is that the workers start a chaos. For a short time there is
chaos. That short period is really when the worker class
becomes the dominating class.
warrior class takes over; they create an army and calm the masses.
That is when the warrior class becomes the dominating class.
As in Russia and China, it was the warrior class which came to power
in the beginning. Now we can see that the intellectuals are
start calming down and the warrior class has the power over the
people, and when the people become comfortable and prosperous, then
again the intellectuals start to gain power. The intellectuals
come in and start taking over the work of the government.
Eventually they go toward individuality; individuality eventually
will promote businessmen, and the businessmen become powerful.
So this cycle goes on and on. If there is not a system that
checks this process, this will go on indefinitely.
is where the Paravipras come in. Paravipras are the people who
have the qualities of all the five classes, and they understand
people in each level. If it is necessary, they can work like a
worker. They can take a shovel and dig the ground. They
can do anything physically. They also have the quality of the
intellectual. They can understand things very well and deeply.
They also have the quality of the warrior; they are pioneers.
They are not afraid of any new things, any exploration, or going on
to new discoveries. Also they have very good minds for
business. They know how to use money.
are courageous. Sometimes, like a surgeon, you have to cut a
disease out of the body to make the body heal. They can take
that step and cut out that part which is not good, “That has to go.”
Then after that, that person heals himself.
terrible when a surgeon takes the knife and cuts the other person.
It is painful. But what happens after the surgery is done and
the bad part is gone? You get healed, you feel wonderful, and
you can be much better than before.
So also they
have this characteristic with them. True Paravipras are the
people who do the work with the business people, they are
courageous, they are intellectual, and they are workers at the same
base of this ability to go through this struggle is their refined
Souls, which have evolved through so many reincarnations.
have gone through many reincarnations and have lived in this world
in many bodies. The reason some people have different
characteristics, different abilities, or are in different levels and
can understand things differently, is because every lifetime their
spirit progressed a little further. In many lifetimes maybe
they were just business people, or just purely intellectual people,
pure workers, or pure warrior type. But in every lifetime they
learned their lessons, they learned that if they were only
physically good and strong (workers), mentally and spiritually they
did not progress as much.
another lifetime they were just warriors. They were
courageous, and all those things. Maybe in a lifetime they
were business people and they realized how business could work, that
it can be good or evil like anything else. Nothing is good or
evil in themselves, as we have said many, many times. It
depends on how you use them.
intellectual person can be good or evil. Even a worker can be
good or evil. A warrior can be good or evil. It depends
on how you use those abilities.
are not people who say, “Oh, no, business belongs to the people who
do not meditate, it is a dirty thing.” There is nothing dirty
in this universe. God has created everything good.
Business had a good purpose when it was created for humanity.
So nothing is dirty. It becomes dirty when they do not use it
for the highest thing.
Money and the
exchange of money between people is to facilitate the trade between
them, facilitate the relationship between them. But it has to
be honest. There has to be a decision in the community and the
society of how much profit is acceptable. Of course,
government and the people have to prevent that the resources belong
to the few and the rest become slaves to those few.
all these qualities are in one person, then he is a Paravipra.
He is a leader. But that does not mean that he sits up there
and he never touches the broom. No. If no one is there
to clean the floor, he might do it himself, or herself.
is going to sweep the floors. But if there is no one else to
do it, he might take the broom himself and sweep the floor because
it has to be done. How we do our part, our dance, is by what
abilities we have.
this explanation should not become a reason to create a caste
system, because there can be different types of people within any
one family. The purpose of this categorizing is not for humans
to look down on each other; the experience in each type is necessary
for a Soul to progress toward perfection.
best state of society is one in which each of the five active social
classes is in a balanced position with respect to the other classes.
In such civilization each class will be complementary to the others
and the progress of the human and society will occur at its highest