Evolutionary significance of the caste system of the Hindus

11 Jan

It occurred to me that what binds the Hindu people together is not any religion that they practice but the caste system. The caste system of the Hindus is an example of how God inspired the evolutionary process in the Indian subcontinent to develop the Hindu people. It was clearly set out in the Bhagavad Gita as a direct advice of Sri Krishna: http://www.eaglespace.com/spirit/gita_castesystem.php.:

Lord Krishna speaks to Arjuna as he clarifies the origin and purpose of the caste system in sanaatana dharma (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4, Shloka 13).
cāturvarṇyaṃ mayā sṛṣṭaṃ guṇakarmavibhāgaśaḥ .
tasya kartāramapi māṃ viddhyakartāramavyayam .. 4\-13..
The four-fold order was created by Me according to the divisions of quality and work. Though I am its creator, know Me to be incapable of action or change.
Cāturvarṇyaṃ: the four-fold order. The four varnas are named – Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. They constitute the four-fold order. The three gunas – sattva, rajas and tamas – and the law of karma – these four elements were divided by Me to create the four varnas.
Sattva guna predominates in Brahmins – and they are assigned the tasks (karma) of sham, dam, tapas (meditation) etc.
Rajas guna predominates in Kshatriyas – sattva guna is secondary. Their karma is to be warriors and show bravery and tejas.
Rajas guna also predominates in Vaishyas – tamas guna is secondary. Their karma is to be farmers and traders.
Tamas guna predominates in Vaishyas – rajas guna is secondary. Their karma is to serve others.

It should be noted that evolution first began with the caste system under what is known as jati divisions of tribal humanity of which there were thousands of communities in the subcontinent of ancient India(http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/301596/jati), but with God’s interjection through the creation of Veda Samhitas which was later reinforced by the Bhagavad Gita, it was gradually replaced by the varna-based caste system with gotra determining sexual reproduction. The former was the process of genetic social speciation that was replaced through religious social speciation, as described here: https://dispersalofhumanityfromhomoegaster.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/the-supplantation-of-genetic-social-speciation-by-religious-social-speciation-in-human-history/. The complexity of the cultural composition of Indian subcontinent relates to adherents of Vedas abandoning their endogamous jati system of tribalism, although numerous clans in existence today still identify themselves by their ancestral jati as well the gotra accorded to them under the Vedic system that accepts the four-fold varna classification of Hindu humanity (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotra). The jati heritage is also retained by many Indian Christians and Muslims indicating that that genetic social speciation pressures of animals that religion attempted to replace was very strong biologically to surmount.

21 January 2015 Update:
I have started a discussion on Twitter and in ‘Religious Forums’ on varna-based caste system, see here: https://www.religiousforums.com/threads/social-transfers-to-different-castes-in-the-varna-caste-system-of-hindus.172926/

24 January 2015 Update
My reasoning and arguments following this discussion are summarised here: https://shantanup.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/the-varna-system-of-social-organisation-of-the-hindus/


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