software caste, medical caste, politician caste, IAS caste and so on
There is immense difference between "all gods are one" and "there is only one god".
There are many things that we as humans cannot have choice.. we cannot have choice of our parents, and we cannot have choice of our children..
Caste system is hereditary, and based on ancestors.. hence there are no choices in caste system too, simply because one cannot change their forefathers..
There is no such thing called religous sanction in hinduism because it is not monotheistic.. there does not exists concept of one holy book similar to semitic religions.... As said many times earlier, the caste and varna are different, and even varnas are described only by smritis, which were written by kings to rule their kingdom.. there are thousands of smritis written as per the times..
To best understand the caste system, we can take the following fields in the modern india... (or the world).. * The medical fraternity * The software fraternity * The police fraternity (IPS) * The IAS fraternity
Suppose, if some aliens and come and dominate our country just as britishers had done before, and let's assume they dont have any prior knowledge of these social institutions.. and let's assume they want to categorize people to rule us..
Now, the medical fraternity will become a medical caste and so as the software caste, IPS caste and IAS caste will emerge.. simply because, they are all bound by the common profession and categorized by the invading aliens.. And if they had collapsed our educational institutions, then these castes will become hereditary...
And this is what happened when britishers came.. they simply categorized indian people for ruling purpose, and till now, its their categorization in the name of caste, that we are following..
So, the argument, that caste system doesnt give choice is baseless, as in a family system, we doesnt have choice, (Except for our choosing our wives :) :) !!!!!!!!! )
But i do agree, that caste has been rigid, but there was not much harm in it.. No matter it has to be changed, but it does NOT qualify to be evil..
WHY SHOULD NOT THERE BE "NO GOD"?
"GOD IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO TRADE IN NAME OF GOD. OTHERS NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT GOD": PAUL KHURTZ.
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