Ruminations on Vedic Philosophy

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Sociology

The Varṇāśrama Skill Ladder

The Varṇāśrama system of the division of society into four classes is based on a skill ladder. It progresses in skill from the understanding of inanimate objects (sudra), to the understanding of non-human living entities like trees, plants, crops, and domestic animals (vaisya), to the understanding of humans in order to create society, economy, and …