If a Sudra presumed to sit upon a Brahmin's carpet, his punishment was banishment.
Yet the Brahman needed the Sudra, and had to propitiate him in order to use him.
And people term him a Sudra in whom those qualities do not exist, even though he be a Brahmana by birth.
He is considered as a Sudra as long as he is not initiated in the Vedas.
Thou must have attained the Sudra's estate by reason of the fruition of thine own past karma.
He is said to have been a Sudra and his name seems un-Indian.
For the Brahmana who is vain and haughty, who is addicted to vices and wedded to evil and degrading practices, is like a Sudra.
We wear the sacred garment, the Sudra or the shirt, the Kusti or thread for the waist, and the twofold cap.
Should a Sudra happen to look upon the vessels in which they cook their food, they would be considered as defiled.
The Sudra, however, is spoken of everywhere as a being whose degradation can never be removed, and to touch whom is to be defiled.