Aryan - an essential subject

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When we read European history, we come across the word 'Aryan', which has the connotation of a human being belonging to a superior race. This is true to an extent, but the actual meaning of this word is found in Vedic literature. Āryan comes from 'Ārya', meaning advanced. One who is advanced in their way of living (civilization) is known as an Āryan. A deeper meaning is one who takes the words of God as it is and does not deviate from the instructions of the Lord. When one is advanced in knowledge, he automatically advances in civilization. All others are simply non-Āryans; those who do not understand the importance of genuine spiritual knowledge and its application to our lives.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Aryan category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.



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