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Does Hinduism always had a Caste system?

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  1. Q. Does Hinduism always had a Caste system?
  3. ▶According to Bhagavad Gita, anyone can be a Brahman (Teacher),  Shatriya (Warrior), Vaishya (Trader), Shudra (Labor) based on knowledge and skills:
  5. 🔹In Bhagavad Gita 4:13, Krishna says that he created different Varnas (profession) on the basis of one's Karma (activity) and Guna (quality).
  6. 🔹Bhagavad Gita 5:18 “The truly learned, with the eyes of divine knowledge, see with equal vision a Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater”
  7. 🔹Bhagavad Gita 9:29 “I am equally disposed to all living entities: there is neither friend nor foe to Me: but those who with living sentiments render divotional service unto Me, such persons are in Me and I am in them.”
  8. 🔹Bhagavad Gita 18:41 “The duties of the Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras are distributed in accordance with their guṇas (quality) and not by birth.
  10. Caste is a Spanish and Portuguese word 'casta' which stands for 'Breed' or 'lineage'.
  11. During earlier times Caste use to be Varna (Profession) and based on merit and not by birth, we can see instances from the ancient times where a so-called “lower caste” moved to “upper caste”, e.g. Guru Valmiki, was from a shudra family but became a brahmin based on merit, etc
  12. Ravana himself was a Brahmin knowledgeable person from Northern India but because of his bad activities (Karma) he got penalized by Rama, who believed to be an OBC if we abide by present-day fixed caste by birth categorization, and the time range was about 16000BCE-12209BCE
  14. Lastly, the motivation of the Europeans behind imposing caste system:
  15. The Caucasians (Europeans) created Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, Africa, to simulate a divide and control the native population, and for this reason, the Rwanda Genocide occurred.
  16. The same attempts and inequalities Europeans also tried to create amongst Indians by separating Northern India and Southern India into “Aryans” VS “Dravidians” and further dividing Hinduism into 3,000 castes and 25,000 sub-castes.
  18. Read about Herbert Hope Risley who created casteism, racism in Indian society by one's facial features and skin color, and Bishop Robert Caldwell who propagated the “Aryan Invasion” in Southern In

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