As soon as you’re dependant on someone, just like the politicians, they are trying to satisfy the people. Even the ksatriya wasn’t supposed to be dependant. He was supposed to… its not a popular thing, he’s supposed to follow the advice of the scriptures and the brahmanas and naturally the people would become satisfied because society would be well-organized. The people would have enough food, shelter, clothing, and spiritual facility. So when the Brahminical culture broke down when the Brahmanas started to consider themselves an elite cast, and they started to envy the others. So the Ksatriyas became more selfish and greedy without proper guidance from brahminical culture. In this way the whole vedic culture basically fell apart. It didn’t completely fall apart but it started to disintegrate to the extent that all of the… that no emperor could… was powerful enough to maintain the entire India as one empire.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 28th May, SB Class, New Orleans @ USA