The story of Janasruti in Chandogya Upanishad (Ch. U.) is largely unknown to the vast majority of Hindus. It should be widely known, however, since the story suggests that the Upanishads and the Vedas are open for study to all Hindus. If this is true then why is it that most Hindus are today convinced that the Vedas support discrimination against Shudras? The answer to this question will be answered in this article.