1. Non-Aryans, not culturally advanced, waste their life

    Our time is wasted because we do not know how valuable this human form of life is. There is no such education. They think human life is as cheap as dog’s life, but factually it is not. Bahunam janmanam ante (BG 7.19). One gets this human form of life, 8,400,000 species of life, especially advanced life, the Aryan civilization…

    Aryan means advanced, advanced in spiritual knowledge. The materialists, they claim Aryan only from the bodily conception, but that is not the fact. Anyone who is advanced in spiritual life, they are called Aryans.

    Non-Aryan and Aryan, what is the difference? The Aryan civilization means this varnasrama-dharma, four varnas, four asramas. And non-Aryan means there is no division. Everyone is one or equal. That is advocated now at the present moment. In India also, they think of casteless society, no caste.

    But it is not caste.It is division of culture. Brahmana means advanced in culture; ksatriya means less advanced than the brahmana; and vaisya means less advanced; and sudra is less advanced; and the pancamas, fifth grade, sixth grade, kirata-hunandhra-pulinda-pulkasa abhira-sumbha yavanah khasadayah [SB 2.4.18], they are less.

    In this way, high grade and low grade division of the society. One who follows the high-grade culture, they are called Aryans, arya. In many places in Vedic literature the superior person is addressed as arya.

    So without being culturally advanced, they do not know the value of life. They waste their life.

    Srila Prabhupada; lecture on SB 7.6.7 — Vrndavana, December 9, 1975