यः शूद्रो जन्मना नीचो विशुद्ध कृष्णकीर्तनात् |
कुर्यात्तस्मै प्रणामञ्च हरिभक्तिपरो यदि ||
अम्बरीषस्य पदयोर्दुर्वासाः शरणं गतः |
एष भागवतो धर्मो जातिस्तु न विचार्यते ||
सदाचारेण संपन्नान् ब्राह्मणान् श्रुतिपारगान् |
दूरतो वर्जयेद्भक्तः कृष्णभक्तिपराङ्ग्मुखान् ||
He alone is a brahmana who has been purified with Krishna kirtan, though born as a shudra. Even one who is born a brahman should pay reverence to him whenever he is seen. A person endowed with Hari bhakti should be veneratted, be he a chandala, a shudra, a mleccha or a yavana. Durvasa sought shelter at the feet of Ambarisha. This is the true Bhagavata Dharma. There is no necessity to make enquiries of one's caste. A bhakta should keep even the most virtous brahmanas, conversant with the Vedas, far away from him if they are devoid of Krishna bhakti.