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purusasyasramaih saha
catvaro jajnire varna
gunair vipradayah prthak
mukhathe mouth; bahuthe arms; uruthe waist; padebhyahfrom the legs; purusasyaof the supreme person; asramaihthe different spiritual orders; sahawith; catvarahthe four; jajnireappeared; varnahsocial orders; gunaihwith particular qualifications; vipra-adayahbrahmanas, etc.; prthakseparately.
" 'From the mouth of Brahma, the brahminical order has come into existence. Similarly, from his arms the ksatriyas have come, from his waist the vaisyas have come and from his legs the sudras have come. These four orders and their spiritual counterparts [brahmacarya, grhastha, vanaprastha and sannyasa] combine to make human society complete.
This verse and the next are quotations from Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.2-3).

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