The Indian Caste System Is Nuts!

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The distinguishing characteristic of the caste system as it has played out in India is one of absolute stricture of choice. It's a prime example of how misinterpretation of religion can lead to the snuffing-out of great human potential, free choice, and free will.

When we hear "caste system" we think of people placed into categories at birth from which they can never escape. It's hereditary, so if your parents are untouchable outcasts, you're also an untouchable for life--as are your kids, their kids, and so on to the end of time. The problem is that some castes are better off than others, and nobody gets to choose which one they're in.

People in a Brahminical class, for example, are "born" to be priests, sages, and scholars. Yet another caste may be "born" to crawl on hands and knees cleaning up human excrement, for life, and no one is allowed to look at them, talk to them, or acknowledge their existence.

"Although many Hindus subscribe to the belief that one is born into a certain caste, this belief is not supported by their scriptures. The caste system in India has degenerated into a system falsely recognizing men born in Brahmin families as Brahmins, even though they don't exhibit the qualities of Brahmins. This has caused so many problems."2

In other words--it's all wrong!

What Is Varna?

Brahmanas, kshatriyas, vaishyas, and shudras are distinguished by the qualities born of their own natures in accordance with the material mode.

— The Four Varnas
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Were you aware the current caste system does not represent the original idea of caste (varna)?

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The true caste system, Varna, is described in the Bhagavad-Gita (ancient Hindu scripture.) It has very little similarity to what we think of today as the caste system, as it's based instead on a person's nature.

A person's natural inclination to do what matches their character, strengths, interests, and temperament defines the caste to which they belong. It is not hereditary or restrictive. However, it is recommended one follow one's true nature for best results.

The four major castes are:

  • Brahmins - scholars, teachers, priests
  • Kshatriyas - warriors, kings, administrators
  • Vaishyas - agriculturists, merchants
  • Shudras - artisans, service providers

It should work like this: Though you may be born into a Brahmin caste (say, most people in your family are priests), if you decide to pursue a career as a store owner, you are now a Vaishya.

How it works now: You are born a Brahmin, and even if you don't act like one, you can't be anything else. You are also automatically seen as more moral and educated, even if you aren't.

How Did This Go So Wrong?

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Most people just don't understand how a system like the current one could come about. I'm here to say it happened just like things like this tend to happen: Misunderstanding and a little bit of exploitation.

Here's where it gets a little tricky. Hindus believe that one is born into one's "nature" based on past incarnations and the associated karma that comes along with them. So it follows that those born with a Brahmin nature are perceived as having "better karma" than Sudras, who are less educated and work more menial jobs. It's kind of like a ladder of realization, which would make sense had it not been misinterpreted.

The problem came, at some point in distant history, when instead of a man earning his place as a Brahmin, he was just "automatically" born into it. He needn't act the part, or be karmically superior, or train, or study, or even practice what he preach: He was born into a Brahmin family, and that's that. Shudras were born to shudras, vaishyas to vaishyas, and kshatriyas to kshatriyas.

These days Brahmins, the ones teaching religion to the masses, are not necessarily trained to do so to the degree found in ancient times. This is not to say that the majority of Brahmins don't try to aspire to their roles; however, it is to say that more than ever before the Brahmin "title" can be exploited for personal gain. There are many wolves in sheep's clothing, and as in any religion, many of the less educated and less aware blindly follow them.

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Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
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There's not a whole lot we can do other than to inform others of the facts and learn more ourselves. Here are some great quotes to get you started:

"The Vedas recognize different people have different skills and qualifications, but it is not by birth, it is by guna [qualification] and karma [work]." - Bhagavad Gita

"The current Indian system is something like accepting the sons of supreme court judges as supreme court judges. It's nonsense. They have to be qualified, they have to attend the university and pass the course, then they have to work under a qualified judge and get the practical experience, then they may be able to become supreme court judges."

"Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, knowledge, wisdom, and religiousness: These are the natural qualities by which the brahmanas work. Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity, and leadership are the natural qualities of work for the kshatriyas. Farming, cow protection, and business are the natural work for the vaishyas, and for the shudras is labor and service to others." - Bhagavad Gita

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LABrashear profile image

LABrashear 5 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

Interesting information. How did you gain so much knowledge on this subject? Voted up!


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Lauryallan 5 years ago

Yeah the caste system has flaws like most cultures. What I find interesting is that so many hindus escape this by leaving the country all together. That's not open to all castes of course but to those it is available many take the opportunity to do just that. The UK is a prime example where it doesn't matter what caste you.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

This caste system is ridiculous!, I definitely agree with you faceless, the other interpretation is a lot more humane. one must work his way to become what he wants in the caste and not just be born into it without doing anything. If this would have continued, Indian people will be dis oriented and will lose their sovereignty because being forced into a profession you disliked doing, will make their citizens ineffective in carrying out their duties. Nice hub! I voted up and useful!


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Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA Author

@LABrashear, Thanks! I've studied Hinduism and Indian society and culture in my spare time for a decade now. I'm intrigued!

@Lauryallan, Unfortunately it's true. There's a huge exodus going on, especially with the younger generation of Indians.

@Admiral_Joraxxx, Thanks! It's a bad situation to be in, that's for sure. I can't imagine being forced to be something I don't want to be, for life. Eeek!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, fascinating subject, I remember seeing a TV program about this subject where a small child needed to have a 'priest' because he was so ill, and the 'priest' didn't help because they were the lowest caste! it seems something needs to change, cheers nell


waxi 5 years ago

Hindue caste system inspired nazis Worst :Caste system is here to stay for a long long long long time

Waqxi


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thumbi7 5 years ago from India

Beautiful. Being an Indian, I feel awful about caste system. I am impressed with your article. Rating UP as beautiful.


Waqxi 5 years ago

Yes thumbi I not Indian but I was born in India and it has a mystical magic

Waqxi


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epigramman 5 years ago

...thank you so much for this enlightening and educational hub subject - and another nation Pakistan - have millions of people starving and living in poverty BUT YET they have nuclear arms - wowee - now that really makes sense - and of course, sadly, no sense at all - love the way you write and the way you mind works - you have such an excellent and eclectic choice of hub subjects too!

lake erie time ontario canada 2:31pm

who are some of your favorite electronic music artists?

I also love your eclectic choices in music - do you have any music hubs - it seems like a natural thing for you to write about.


waxi 5 years ago

Mr Epigramman

I am a Pakistani and I am prompted to respond to your comments by your line "and another nation Pakistan - have millions of people starving and living in poverty BUT YET they have nuclear arms - wowee - now that really makes sense - and of course, sadly, no sense at all "

I am not offended but I have every right to give an explanation in the hope it may help readers to understand the reason why Pakistan made a nuclear device

It was India that first made a Nuclear device and Pakistan made one in self defence

Both Pakistan and india have millions starving in their countries and both spend billions on Weapons Pakistan has made more Nuclear weapons than India in last two years

India is an emerging super power and yet it receives aid from UK -hard to believe!!!!!

On the surface it appears for us Pakistanies , That USA will anytime blast us into pieces But only we Pakistanies know that our establisment is their darling Proof : USA tells Delhi to mind its own business if it protests when USA sells arms to Pakistan

Let me disclose some more information USA has branded Pakistan the biggest harbor of terrorists in the world Search on the google the future map of Pakistan -in 2015 its half of what its now US think tanks predict a harrowing nerve jaggling scenario depicting a civil war and US forces invading to prevent terrorists attempting to take over Pak Nuclear site Still USA is making the biggest Consulate in S East Asia in Karachi which has sembalence of Beirut

US citizens roan around in Pakistan and love to bits its culture and its eye opening picturesque mountain beauty They come to hunt and relish delicious foods and mingle with rustic people

One of my brother in law is a White blue eyed American and he loves Pakistan And hard to believe he gets along great with my mom wow no problems with mother in law

Our media has dubbed Hillary Clinton the mother in law of Pakistan and last week she was in our city and laughed loudly on TV

Pakistan will always have nuclear weapons, it will always be on the map and it will survive history as long as USA is a Super power because they have the most enduring romance one can imagine between nations

You are most welcome to come and live with me In Pakistan I have music collection ranging from Bach to Beatles , Nina simone and Louis Armstrong to Sinatra , Patty page, the platters , Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond , Elvis Presely , Beach boys etc etc etc etc and huge library of books on History , Philosophy , sociology all the classics and poetry and now I am into techno music and DJ Tiesto is my fav and hugely popular in Pakistan with young men and women

Re Indians ; We Pakistanies cant live with them and cant live with out them We hate them and we love them and this accentric attitude is mutual I was on holiday abroad and I showered my Hindue friends wife with gifts

We were once upon time Hindues then our forefathers converted to Islam that explains why we are as nuts as Indians We are both very intelligent nations yet we are both arrogant as well We both should abandon Nuclear weapons and focus more on building trade to improve the lot of the working class masses

Hope the above text has helped you

Waqxi


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Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA Author

@Epigramman, some of my favorite electronic artists are John Maus, Panda Bear (the new stuff), and about 1,000 others. I've been listening to it since the early 90s, so have covered some ground! Thanks so much for your comment!

I have to thank Waqxi for the wonderful explanation and information about Pakistan. I realize that what he's described is fairly accurate, although Pakistan didn't break away from India very long ago--about 60 years. Thanks again for the detailed information! :)

@Everyone, thanks so much for your awesome comments! I'm glad to raise awareness on this issue!


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epigramman 5 years ago

Dear Waxi:

Thank you most sincerely for your education and enlightenment on your beautiful country and its people - Hubpages truly does allow this world to become a smaller place doesn't it - and idealistically speaking I would still like to see one day all countries ban nuclear weapons - what did the Beatles once sing - All you need is love ....... lake erie time ontario canada 7:59pm


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writerspavilion 5 years ago from India

very informative!!


waxi 5 years ago

Dear Epigramman and Kate Many thanks for the kind words of appreciation Sorry for not getting back earlier-I still have to read the latest hubs by kate and Epigramman please give my regards to your cat-and "All you need is love " is one of my most loved Beatle track

One side note for both : I admire Lennon as a solo artist more than as a Beatle and I have all his solo albums I ll listen to music Kate has mentioned

My best wishes

Waqxi


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Faceless39 4 years ago from The North Woods, USA Author

Thanks for the comments and notes about the Beatles and music. Interesting where this hub has ended up. LOL!


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GoldenBird 4 years ago

Although I like that you are speaking about equality of human beings, but seldom we find absolute truths, if there exists any. Many words appear if you just scratch the surface.


:D 4 years ago

Hi, not to be rude or bring down your thunder. But to Hindus (I'm not one) if you are born into a caste then you have earned it in your past lives. I'm aware the people who are in those castes can be bad, but according to Karma, in their next life they will be in a lower caste. Though I do agree that there are problems with the system.


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Faceless39 4 years ago from The North Woods, USA Author

Hi :D, I understand what you're saying, but that only applies to the "true" caste, or calling, to which one naturally gravitates. The current conditions in India are false and man-made, twisting the natural into something unnatural and harmful.

To be born into a caste means, in real (scriptural) terms, that one is naturally specialized as fitting into one of the four major castes. This is natural, and does evolve from previous karma.

To be born into a caste, in the man-made terms present today, means whether you're more specialized or gravitate more toward, say, being a doctor, you are barred from that "true" calling, and must live under whatever caste your family has been placed into. This is a twisting of scripture, and has nothing to do with the natural system of caste, which flows with the natural order of things and does not force what doesn't fit.


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Sneha Sunny 4 years ago from India

Being an Indian I agree that caste system is strongly believed in India. I've seen it and I ridiculously hate it. Though now many lower caste families have improved and reached to good positions by the means of education and talent, caste system is still playing a major role in India. I seriously want this system to go away.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

This is a brilliant explanation of the Hindu menace known as the caste system...

I believe it to be the most cruel menace amongst all religion and societies.

From a monopoly run by the Brahmans, this basis of discrimination and divide has today fostered the hem of selfish political gains and shrewd interests.

How foolish is the general mass to be brain fed by such dillusioned men and unable to realize the real interest behind these systems

A great hub my friend.... a must read for the masses


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Wow - very interesting - Rahul this should win HOD!

I think it's fascinating in morbid way. I learned about caste systems in school - here we have social stratification lines. Anyone can cross them if they are clever enough though!

I voted up and everything but funny - and I'll share:)


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Very interesting to read. We learn something new everyday.

Shukuriya.


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Faceless39 4 years ago from The North Woods, USA Author

I've seen it firsthand in India, as well as in areas where Hindus are in large numbers, like South Africa. I tend to agree that it's one of the most cruel practices amongst all religions. It is dehumanizing, and not only that, it messes with the true order of things and delays karmic lessons for lifetimes.

Thank you all very much for your thoughtful comments!


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thecrazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

Nothing New -_-


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Thanks for a fascinating and very informative hub.


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Faceless39 4 years ago from The North Woods, USA Author

Thanks for your input, Crazzy. That the caste system is a misinterpretation of divine law is news to most non-Indians, and to many Indians as well (quite possibly the majority, considering the current practices.)

Thanks Gypsy Rose for your wonderful comment!


jalwan 2 years ago

caste is known by deeds/ character/karmas not by birth or by name of father as mother only knows who the father is in fact. what caste can do? truthfulness is criterion(gg142). meaningless is caste meaningless is(caste) name the same shadow protects all beings(gg83). in mankind nobody is superior or inferior, all strike together like brothers for glory n prowess (rig ved 5:60:5). brahman satyakama jabala was s/o prostitute. kauntikeya named after mother biological father not known was kshtriya. radheya named after mother biological father unknown was given anga desh n became kshtriya. parsuram was kshtriya s/o brahman father n kshtriya mother. sudra vidur s/o vyas brahman whose 2nd son pandu kshtriya 3rd son dhristrasra is zero 4th son suka is brahman who through his guru janaka kshtriya realsed brahman n attained moksha. the corrupts walk with baishakhi of caste as caste n honour r determined deeds.


suhani 2 years ago

you people always have complaint to lower caste only they got government jobs...but fact is not like that Brahmin got govt jobs, not enough this go n search sports team there are also brahmin n in our industry who acting they are also belong to upper caste..in india if you see any rich people then most of people belong to upper caste okh..


suhaani 2 years ago

George Bernard Shaw once mentioned that “Cricket is a game where eleven fools play and eleven hundred fools watch”. We at Dalitnation have changed Mr. G.B.Shaw’s words a little bit to reflect the modern Indian reality. We say “Cricket is a Game where eleven brahmins and upper castes play and eleven million sarvajan and bahujan fools watch and eleven hundred fools in the upper caste media comment and analyse this stupid Game.”

One look at the teams will clear up all your doubts. How the pappati pot bellied Brahmins have injected the caste system. Look at the list of Brahmin Indian cricketers: Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Vinoo Mankad, Ajit Wadekar, G.R.Vishwanath, EAS Prassana, Ishant Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Chethan Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar, B Chandrashekar, K Srikanth, L Sivaramakrishnan, Dilip Doshi, Sunil Joshi, Rohit Sharma, Venkatesh Prasad, Ashok Malhotra, VVS Laxman, Murli Karthik, Sreeshashant, Dileep Sardesai, Sanjay Manjrekar,ML Jaisimha, Sudhakar Rao, TA Shekar and many many more. The 4% brahmins in India have on an average more than 70% representation in the cricket teams. The rest are occupied by other upper caste fellows like the jat Kapil dev, Yuvaraj Singh, Mongia, Rajputs Ajay Jadeja, Chethan Chauhan, Upper caste khatri sikhs Sidhu, B S Bedi, Harbhajan Singh. Out of fear of the muslims the sacred threadwallahs reserve some places for muslims like Azzarudin, Irfan Pathan, Pataudi, Kirmani, Munaf Patel. The indian cricket dressing room is virtually a Brahmin Agraharam. Even the recent under 19 team is full of Brahmins with surnames like Kauls and Sharmas. Based on the analysis we have found six Brahmins in this team of eleven and the rest are upper caste and one muslim.

We dalits can be rest assured that in the next few decades our youths will spend their productive time watching and worshipping the pot bellied Brahmins and upper caste players bat and bowl. Our Dalit people will buy the products endorsed by these fair complexioned Brahmins. They will brush their teeth with the toothpastes these Brahmins endorse i.e if they have the money to buy toothpaste.

Why papati Brahmins took to cricket. The upcoming and budding Dalit Intellectual Siriyavan Anand has analyzed this so well. We hope brother S Anand continues to write on engrossing Dalit issues and we wish him all the best. Brahmins who never bothered to play any games and who spent all their lives memorizing the stupid Vedic texts found the leisurely game of cricket most suitable to their lazy temperament. Cricket is one of the most laziest games fit for people who have a lot of time to spare and not physically taxing. In cricket unlike in other sports there is less contact between players. This appeals to the Brahmin practice of untouchability. No wonder young Brahmin boys are sent to coaching camps by their parents to get into the cricket team. The Brahmin selectors, the players and Brahmin commentators form a mutual admiration society.

Now where are the Dalits represented in the cricket team. We had only few dalit cricketers in all these years Balwanth Paloo ( the cricketer who Inspired Babasaheb), Eknath Solkar and Vinod Kambli. Nobody remembers Balwanth Paloo. Why should the pappati remember them. They only remember the twice born dwijas. The Maharastrian dalit Solkar was made to Field close to the batsman and he had to take so many blows. No brahmin wanted to Field there. Vinod Kambli created a world record with the Brahmin Tendulkar. But where is tendulkar now and Kambli is completely forgotten. He was dropped from the team just because he was a Dalit, so that the Brahmin Tendulkar can be made into a hero. The Brahmins do not even have sportsman and team spirit. Look at the way they think about their own records and scores. How could Gavaskar and tendulkar score so many centuries while the team did not win many matches. For the Brahmins the country comes secondary, it is the caste and personal desires which come first. Brahmins whose physiques are not so great are made into macho heros by the media. Ambedkar mentions about how genetically inferior these Brahmins are with respect to their physiques. But our strong Dalit-bhaujans don’t even have a place in the national team. It is a shame.

In more physically vigorous sports like Hockey and Football the Brahmins don’t qualify so we don’t find the papans there. They would collapse due to exhaustion if they played these games. They need Dalits and Bahujans to play these games. But these dalits don’t get any money for playing hockey and football. The Hockey and football federations have no money. All the money from the upper caste Business sponsors are given to this filthy casteist game of cricket.

The dalits are made to feel inferior every time they watch a cricket match. There are movies like Lagaan which insults Dalits. Siriyavan Anand writes in detail about these filthy casteist movie. The hero Aamir Khan who is the upper caste Bhuvan is the de facto leader of the team. The untouchable Kachra finds his place in the team because he is handicapped. Why should the dalits be portrayed as physically handicapped. The Brahmin director Ashutoish Gowarikar wants to portray that Dalits are a physically inferior race. We dalits should be watchful of these Brahmin vultures. Bhuvan the hero is patronising with Kachra. We Dalits need no patrons we should demand that our rights should be fulfilled. Kachra’s talent comes only because of his handicap. In the end they even make the upper caste Bhuvan to score the winning six.

Our warning to our Dalit brothers is beware of cricket. Stop watching this upper caste game. We dalits should focus on physically demanding games like Hockey and Football. Once again the editorial team of Dalit Nation would like to commend the budding intellectual Siriyavan Anand and we hope that one day he will become as great as Babasaheb, V.T. Rajashekar and Kancha Ilaiah.


suhaani 2 years ago

The Almighty Brahmin! by Khushwant Singh

Whatever be the sphere of curiosity – literary, scientific, bureaucratic, or whatever, the Brahmin remains the top dog. Before I give details, we should bear in mind that Brahmins form no more than 3.5% of the population of our country. My statistics come from a pen friend, Brother Stanny, of St. Anne’s Church of Dhule in Maharashtra.They hold as much as 70% of government jobs. In the senior echelons of the civil service from the rank of deputy secretaries upward, out of 500 there are 310 Brahmins, i.e. 63%. Of the 26 state chief secretaries, 19 are Brahmins; of the 27 Governors and Lt. Governors 13 are Brahmins; of the 16 Supreme Court Judges, 9 are Brahmins; of the 330 judges of High Courts, 166 are Brahmins; of 140 ambassadors, 58 are Brahmins; of the total 3,300 IAS officers, 76 [per cent?] are Brahmins. Of the 508 Lok Sabha members, 190 were Brahmins; of 244 in the Rajya Sabha, 89 are Brahmins.This 3.5% of Brahmin community of India holds between 36% to 63% of all the plum jobs available in the country.


suhaani 2 years ago

The brahmin community has been one of the dirty communities which has planned strategically to fool people in the name of god by generating the highest donations in the temple, doing business to fool and loot money in the name of puja, death, marriage, new home… For any occasion, there’s one puja. They charge very high prices and take away all the items after the puja. They have created prostitution in the name of devadasis. They suppress jobs and employment and welfare and equality are destroyed. they have destroyed the Indian medical system. They have killed Indian medical science like siddha vaidhyam and created ayurveda and carnatic music by destroying dravidian music. Even today they have the temples under their control. They say they don’t like untouchables, but they have always been sexually harassing low caste women.


suhaani 2 years ago

God doesn't need Brahmin priest, god isn't so narrow minded. god accept everyone. actually Brahmin priest needs god to make money.


suhaani 2 years ago

We always talk about religion and castesim but in reality there is no any caste and religion. We all are same our blood are same.then why we believe in discrimination. God never created any caste they made simple human being.. Mentally sick people take the path of fundamentalism and spread casteism and communism. They suffer from inferiority complex and divide the society into “we” and “they”. They (belonging either to higher or lower ranked caste) have a fear in their heart that if they do not get a higher place for themselves in society, “other” people are going to exploit them and going to put them down.They don’t have believe on themselves and their own work. They have doubt own their capability. People with negative mindset suffer from inferiority complex and divide society into compartments like higher castes or lower castes.and can’t tolerate “others” progress or well-being. They cannot work hard and cannot tolerate anybody else’s achievements. These are the people with negative mindset who believe in ranking some belonging to higher castes and/or some to lower castes. They are coward and they are unable to protect themselves…


suhaani 2 years ago

Hindu (body) four community: brahmin (head) kshatriya (arm) vaishya (belly) shudra (feet) All these four community called as hindu. We all are parts of one body. Without each part our body is not complete. If we lost one part of our body then we become handicap. The human body is the entire structure of a human being. Human Body is considered so loving that God even wants to have it. Spiritual Yogis have found that after going through the 84 millions species this souls get the most dignified human body. So it is the last step to explore the God or to get the view of almighty father god. We know that the soul never dies it takes birth again and again just like as we take new clothes to wear the soul as it takes new body and it is an infinite process. But the body what we get in next birth depend on our karma that has been cited in Gita by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. We all here to perform our duties. Our action makes our destiny and nothing else. The result is in the hand of supreme power. Karma is the seed of plant and if the seed is genuine it must be fruitful.


suhaani 2 years ago

Many a time, man has taken birth in high caste and low caste; but this does not make him great or low Having been born in high caste man thinks himself to be great and being born in low caste thinks himself to be low and pitiable; both of these states of mind are wrong because many times man has been born in high and low castes. Hence, one should not be proud of having been born in high caste and not feel low if born in low caste family.

Greatness has nothing to do with high caste. Man becomes great because of his noble work, exemplary character and becomes loathsome because of his immorality and evil conduct. Thus, it is his conduct only that decides his greatness or lowliness. Who does not know that high family born Ravana, Kansa, Duryodhana and others are censurable; whereas Metarya muni, Harikeshi muni and others, though born in low family, are venerable.

Then, what is the importance of high or low caste?


suhaani 2 years ago

Many a time, man has taken birth in high caste and low caste; but this does not make him great or low Having been born in high caste man thinks himself to be great and being born in low caste thinks himself to be low and pitiable; both of these states of mind are wrong because many times man has been born in high and low castes. Hence, one should not be proud of having been born in high caste and not feel low if born in low caste family.

Greatness has nothing to do with high caste. Man becomes great because of his noble work, exemplary character and becomes loathsome because of his immorality and evil conduct. Thus, it is his conduct only that decides his greatness or lowliness. Who does not know that high family born Ravana, Kansa, Duryodhana and others are censurable; whereas Metarya muni, Harikeshi muni and others, though born in low family, are venerable.

Then, what is the importance of high or low caste?


jalwan 2 years ago

man due caste baisaki was repeatedly chief minister/ governor but wat in end every person with little honour spits on people with such acts


suhaani 2 years ago

Whole world think that India has many castes which are main reason of discrimination of people but its very very big misconception of caste system spread around the world to defame culture of India because it was the biggest systematically designed system for people from thousands of years. Now let me tell you what is meaning of varna and caste system in India and how its was started. In Ancient India there were two great saints, one was saint Bhrigu and other was saint Bhardwaj. They met to discuss how to structure a stable society for human being to live proper life, First they recognized the four sources which are: 1. Knowledge 2. Weapons 3. Wealth 4. Land

They decided to make system where nobody has more than one of that. These should not be in one hand, not even two should be in one hand. So those who has knowledge will not have wealth, will not have weapons and will not have lands. Those who will have weapons will rule the country but they will not make policy. They need to go to people having knowledge to seek their permission and advice. Those who are having wealth, their social status will be decided by the how much philanthropy they do not by their wealth. Those who has lands have to produce for the society. In fact none of these four category or “varna” was based on by birth.


suhaani 2 years ago

All Hindu communities in the country follow the varnashram system of Aryans and have divided the society in four castes – Kshatryas, Brahmins, Vaishyas and Shudras. Sindhis do not have such division in their society. They never followed a rigid caste system. That is why Sindhis are considered to be only businessmen. All members of the society inter-mingle with one another without any consideration of four castes of Aryans. There are no untouchables in Sindhis…..These religion and caste set up by mad and stupid people to control others not by god…who are still mentally sick they are following this castesim blindly..i must say be like all sindhi..leave these castesim and make only one hindu religion like sindhi religion dont create any caste,community and class…bcs its only give you tension and create problems for your own self.


suhaani 2 years ago

who divided society into caste line……only stupid and mentally sick hindu..first change your thinking n accepted that all people as a human being so the system ll be change itself understood..be like sindhi religion, make one religion and killed the bloody varan system n caste system…you ll b more happiest person in this world if you all mad hindu change ur narrow minded thinking about these caste n class…Because “I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being–neither white, black, brown, or red; and when you are dealing with humanity as a family there’s no question of integration or intermarriage. It’s just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being.”


suhaani 2 years ago

All human-beings are equal in the eyes of God.The human-beings have only created the caste system.There are good and bad people in both high caste as well as low caste.Ultimately,what matters to God is, whether one is a good person or striving to become one, or not.

One who thinks himself to be of a high caste is actually low. While one who thinks himself/herself to be of low caste is said to be high caste.As per the scriptures, people are known by their nature and the quality of work they perform..

You cannot put people in high and low rank the basis of religious belief and caste. But those people do this who has a problem in their mind.


suhaani 2 years ago

Inter caste marriage should be encourage..bcoz if people take this step then castesim and religion based discrimination should be stop itself..we all are human being..God never created any caste and religion..even God dnt has any caste and religion…did you know that God belong to which caste and religion..then keep shut your mouth about this stupid varan system and caste system okh.. In ancient times, caste system had the seeds of liberalism. It provided the right and opportunity to get to the top from the humblest origin and earn the respect of the whole society. For example, Vashishtha, the principal of the conservative school of Brahmanism, was the son of Uravshi, a prostitute. Vishwamitra, the maker of the very Gayatri Mantra, the quintessence of the Vedic Brahmanism, was a Kshatriya. Aitreya, after whom the sacramental part of Rig-Veda is named as Aitreya Brahamana, was the son from a non-Aryan wife of a Brahman sage. Vyasa of Mahabharata fame was the son of a fish-woman and he was not ashamed of his origin. Balmiki, an untouchable according to present standards, the original author of Ramayana, is highly respected all over India..And only you can make it good or bad this inter caste marriage. Depends upon how much importance u give to these meaningless and stupid values. And how much importance u give to other people who value these meaningless things. U have to see how much u urself r attached to other people opinions. And since u r asking for opinion, it means u r attached to these meaningless things.


suhaani 2 years ago

The Almighty Brahmin! by Khushwant Singh

Whatever be the sphere of curiosity – literary, scientific, bureaucratic, or whatever, the Brahmin remains the top dog. Before I give details, we should bear in mind that Brahmins form no more than 3.5% of the population of our country. My statistics come from a pen friend, Brother Stanny, of St. Anne’s Church of Dhule in Maharashtra.They hold as much as 70% of government jobs. In the senior echelons of the civil service from the rank of deputy secretaries upward, out of 500 there are 310 Brahmins, i.e. 63%. Of the 26 state chief secretaries, 19 are Brahmins; of the 27 Governors and Lt. Governors 13 are Brahmins; of the 16 Supreme Court Judges, 9 are Brahmins; of the 330 judges of High Courts, 166 are Brahmins; of 140 ambassadors, 58 are Brahmins; of the total 3,300 IAS officers, 76 [per cent?] are Brahmins. Of the 508 Lok Sabha members, 190 were Brahmins; of 244 in the Rajya Sabha, 89 are Brahmins.This 3.5% of Brahmin community of India holds between 36% to 63% of all the plum jobs available in the country.


suhaani 2 years ago

i just believe in humanity not this stupid castesim…i want to tell all lower caste people if upper caste against of reservation n some day it ll b stop then u dont need to follow this stupid religion n caste okh…whenever someone ask about ur caste just tell them u r hindu n proudly say u r also brahmin okh….castesim aise hi khatam hogi sabhi brahmin hi bano….or itne intelligent bano or smart bano ki brahmino ko bhi sharm mehsoos ho khudh par….castesim aise hi khatam hogi…jis community ko baar baar lower bola ja raha hai dalit bola ja raha agr wohi community nhi rahi t5b kisko bolenge tb number lagega…kshtriya or vaishya ka…tb pata chalega lower hona kya hota hai..jb reservation nhi toh kya bataoge kya caste hai proudly bolo hum brahmin hai..samjhe..hum hindu hai


suhaani 2 years ago

Some stupid people living in India that's why this country cant be develop anymore as the other countries are well developed. Bcoz indian people live in caste-ism and egoist by nature especially who belong to upper class which is created by themselves not created by God.God only created human being..He didn't put any human in high and low category..This cheap things only created by some mad people itself who live in India..and they be proud by called themselves hindu..I am also hindu but I feel bad when every person who proudly said they are hindu but their thinking is so narrow minded..now its depend on human what they want to become Devil or Angel..Nobody is lower and higher by caste or religion..they become high and low by their behavior..Reservation should be stop itself when you all leave this stupid casteism..Say no caste and no community..All are hindu who live in hindustaan understood..


suhaani 2 years ago

Whenever someone’s ask you about your caste then your answer should be to them is: I am a Brahmin in knowledge,I am kshatriya in valor,I am vaishya in business,I m shudra in service.

In the end I am just sanatam dharmi hindu and nothing else..Then say you proud to be a hindu..


suhaani 2 years ago

Hindu religion devided into four community….but again I m saying to all stupid people who living in india..caste and community only created by mentally sick people and who still follow this stupid castsim they have something problem in their mind..four community name are Brahmin, kshatriya,vaishya,shurda…and its surprising we all India dnt know the exactly meaning of these four words..let me explain to you..brahmin means not that who born in high class..koi janam se uncha or nicha nhi hota hai.brahmin mean jo god ko janta hai usko apne samne dekha ho jisse brahma ka pata ho or apne acche karam se jana jaye na ki apni jaat se..agr Brahmin hone pr insaan ke karam gandhe hai toh who insaan ashudh mana jata hai who pavitr aatma nhi hoti hai…Kshatriya ka matlb hota hai weh yodha jo mantvta ki raksha hetu apne angg angg ko katva de..samks praniyon ki raksha ke liye apni jaan kurbaan kr de or apne karam pr ghamand na dikhaye..Vaishya who hote hai jo apne kaam mein emaan dikhaye koi chori chakari na kre..apne kaam ko galat tareeqe se na kre..emaan ki kamai ko khaye haraam ki kamai ko haath na lagaye..Shudra ka matlb hota hai shudh or pavitr aatma….jis bande ke ander koi moh, maya, krodh or ahnkaar tak nhi hai jiska aacharn shudh ho or karam shudh ho wohi sacha shudra hai..jo apne karam par purn vishwaas rake…jiske karam ache nhi man mein ahnkaar hai who shudra nhi mana ja sakta hai..agr tum log shudra ko pero ka sathaan dete ko toh or unhe neecha mante ho toh kanjke pujna bandh kr do unke peron (feet) ko dohna unki puja krna bandh kr do..kisi devi devta ke mandir ja kr natmastak na ho or apne mata pita ke peron ko choo ke ashiwadh lena bandh kr do..


suhaani 2 years ago

insaan apne guno se upar uthta hai unche staan pr baith jane se nhi..caste n community created by mad people jin logo ko khud ko dusro se shreshth batane ke liye apne aapko ek high community mein rakh liya or dusro ko niche dikhane ke liye lower community mein rakh diya gaya bina unki marzi jane...i want to tell to all mad hindu people community ye decide nhi kregi ki tum kitne high or low ho...tumhare karam tumhe upar or niche girane wale hai...arre god ne insaan banaye hai caste nhi...n listen aisa hota toh christan or muslim mein bhi aise hi char community hoti bt tum log unko as all christan n as all muslim hi bolte ho...tum katar hindu logo ne khudh hi apne bando ko khudh se alag kr diya...char community hai hindu mein let me explain it to very well ok...hindu ko as a body lo us body ke char hisse tum stupid logo ne char hiso mein describe kiya ..1st brahmin jisko sir ka staan diya or kshatriye ko bhuja or vaishya ko pait ka or tum sabki favorite community shudr jisko per ka staan diya....ab batao agr per kat doge toh kya apni manzil ki taraf tunde ho ke jayoge tum sb apahiz ho yaad rkhna..agr hmari body ka ek part bhi kat jaye toh hum apahiz kehlate hai toh tum stupid hindu khudh apahiz ban chuke ho..ek bade se bada brahmin or devta bhi jb apne maa baap ntmastak hone ke liye sir jhukata hai toh woh uske charno ko choone ke liye toh akal ke andho sabse uncha staan toh shudr log prapt kr chuke hai...tum nhi tum gire huye ghatiya egoist bande ho jisko god bhi narak mein dalega....i m also brahmin bt i hate castsim okh....say no to community n no caste den reservation should be stop itself...abroad isliye develop kr raha hai bcs unka mind indian ghatiya logo ki tarah nhi hai especially katar hindu..1000 saal baadh bhi india mein koi development nhi hogi yeh aise hi high low ke liye hi mrte rahenge...


suhaani 2 years ago

Whenever someone’s ask you about your caste then your answer should be to them is:I am a Brahmin in knowledge,I am kshatriya in valor,I am vaishya in business,I m shudra in service.In the end I am just sanatam dharmi hindu and nothing else....Then say you proud to be a hindu..can u tell me onething kya knowledge sirf brahmino ke paas hi hoti hai kshritya,vaishya,shudra or other religion duffer hote hai..or valor kya kshtriya hi hote hai jb log danger mein hote hai toh kya brahmin vaishya,shudra or other religion apni raksha nhi kr skta..or business sirf vaishya hi kr sakte hai kya brahmin kshtriya shudra business nhi kr skte..or shurda hi servant or labour kyun kre jb work ki zarurat hoti hai toh kya brahmin kshtriya vaishya servant ban jayenge toh unko muath aa jayegyi or other religion ko kaam ki zarurat hoti hai toh har chota bada kaam kr lete hai family ko palne ke liye...or who the hell we r yeh category banane wale...kisi ko uske religion caste se judge krne wale...or forcibly kisi ko work thopne wale...insaan wohi kaam krega jis mein uska interest ho or jo kaam krne ki capabilty uss mein ho....we r the one idiot katar hindu...killed the castesim before it killed u all..


suhaani 2 years ago

Always remember one thing in ur life when u abuse any lower caste by saying dalit n chamaar then u abusing yourself n ur own religion..bcoz if u accepted that hindu religion is one n hindu religion devided into four community like:brahmin,kshatriya,vaishya,shudra…shudra means pure (pure from soul n heart)..then let me remind u fourth community also come under hindu religion they are also hindu to whom u abuse as dalit n chamaar…so you are not abusing them but abusing yourself n your own religion too..


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