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Caste System In India | Answering doubts of Casteism

Classification of India's Caste System by Lord Krishna

Caste system in India also known as Varna system has a lots of myths about its discrimination approach.Many of the people asks a common question why do Hinduism have so many castes in their religion and many of us are clueless about the answer. When we look at our scripture Bhagavad Gita where our almighty says I have created the four divisions of human occupation based on the ability of people. Though I am the author of this system of division of labor, one should know that I do nothing (directly), and I am eternal.
  • Brahmanas are the intellectuals and priests.
  • Khsatriyas are the administrators and warriors. 
  • Vaisyas are the businessmen and farmers. 
  • And Sudras are the workers. 

This is the divine caste system. Krishna states in the Bhagavad-Gita that caste system are based on one’s qualities and activities. He does not state that they are based on birth.Western civilization and the system makes it related to birth.

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4:13

Oh Arjuna ,I have created this four fold order ( 4 varnas / castes namely - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras) according to the quality of work.

One has to understand about casteism that, it is a social structure exists in every society of humans. There isn't a single human society without it.

So, Lord Krishna divided society on the basis of work. I believe that this stratification is a lot better than stratification on basis of skin colour or wealth. Also, if one analyses the society, one can actually appreciate the caste system as it acknowledges that there ought to be a distribution of power with proper checks and balances.

Example of this Caste System

Brahmins could not own any property that time. They were given houses to live but the ownership remains with the King. Brahmins were not allowed to accumulate wealth. They were not supposed to take money as consideration for their teaching. All their chores were done by their students in return of their learning.

Coming to Kshatriyas - Even though they were kings, they had counsel of ministers above them known as 'Amatya'. They were Brahmins who could not own property. Therefore there was hardly any chance of corruption. Every decision made by the king had to made after consultation with the Amatyas. Also, the king could not take a decision without the consent of 2/3rd of the counsel of Ministers.
The rest of the citizens were free to choose their professions. In fact one can see examples to such citizens throughout history.Even in Treta Yuga this divine system was followed here are some examples;

For example, Parashuram was born as a Brahman, but he lived his life as a Kshatriya.

On the other hand Vishwamitra who was born to a Kshatriya parents, but chose to lead a life of a Brahman.

Mata Shabri who was born out of Shudra parents was running an Ashram and chose her life to be a Brahman.

Now, after one sees the system objective, one will realize that it is quite good. Not bad at all. Problem started when people did not have a choice as regards their profession. When laws of land supersedes every other rule, problems increases and from there, exploitation began.

Why I am writing about is representation because I have seen a tendency among people to hate caste division . This Structure is not so bad as people portrays it.Beauty of Bhagavad Gita makes the case system more flexible than others.When everyone obeys the law of scripture then only they will understand the beauty of this system.

Now lets take another example from the Dwapar Yuga, yes before Krishna shared the nector like knowledge through Bhagavad Gita.It was karna who challenged Arjuna in the middle of the Rangbhoomi to get the supreme position as an archer that era.When he arrived, he was asked to introduce himself and he was hesitant to do so. He was told by a group of priests that, he should belong to Kshatriya background in order to participate in the competition. Then Duryodhna used his power and made Karna the king of Anga State.Even though everyone knows hat he is a son of charioteer then also he was accepted as King of Anga state without any objection because he had proved his competency as a Kshatriya.

So It was acceptable during those ages of great priest and warriors.Note that ,distribution of political power existed in India long before.So, when this system was driving, the rest of the world was in dark ages and when generation grown then, they misrepresented this system and the originality of this system lost its moral value.

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So please try to share this post in order to restore the truth and also for those who create such chaos and misleads our society about the Caste system in India and Hinduism.

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