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The Caste System

Post  Alianny on Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:52 pm

The caste system can be also called Varna. In Hinduism, people are divided into 4 differente social classes. At the top are the Brahmins which are the priest, the people who are very close to god. Then there are the Khsatriyas which are the warrriors. In third place come the Vaishyas which are the merchants or land owners. Last but not least, there are the Sudras which are basically the slaves or the workers. There is a fifth caste system, but it is so at the bottom that it goes under the caste system. These are the untouchables and they work as street sweepers or latrine cleaners. Nobody can ever touch them or have them touch you because they are dirty because of the jobs they have. Based on this system, by your good or bad karma, you are reincarnated onto a higher or lower caste.

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Re: The Caste System

Post  Ophirkes on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:08 pm

Great job, Alianny! For the Hindu’s, it is very important to be in the higher levels of this system so that they can feel more supreme and have more power in life. As well as that, once they have achieved good karma in a few life-times, they can go up to Moksha, uniting with the gods. Basically, their goal in life, or lifes, was to get to Moksha and stay there.


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Post  dashas on Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:06 pm

Good work! The Caste system, or the Varna was the important part of Hindu lives. They believed that if you karma was good, you would be reincarnated into the higher caste, or social class.

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