Key Words in the Caste Sytem

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The Vedas
Ancient Hindu texts
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Purusha
The Cosmic Soul.
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Karma
Cause and effect of someone's actions. If someone does a bad thing, a bad thing will happen to them and visa versa.
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Reincarnation
When a person dies, their soul is born back into another body. It is a cycle.
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Dharma
A person's duty in life. If you were born to be a merchant, you have to be a merchant etc.
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Gunas
Certain qualities that make some people better at certain jobs
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The Untouchables/Dalits
A class of people who are at the bottom of the Caste System, who do all the dirty jobs and who are regarded as the lowest of the low (apart from animals)
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Shrudas
Peasants and servants, on the second tier of the Caste System.
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Vaishryas
Traders, merchants and farmers (third tier).
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Kshatriyas
Warriors, rulers, politicians, administrative workers (fourth tier)
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Brahmins
Priests or philosophers (fifth tier)
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Moksha
The absolute goal of Hindus, eternal bliss as their soul is joined with Brahman, where it came from in the first place. This is the very top of the Caste system.
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Card 2

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The Cosmic Soul.

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Purusha

Card 3

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Cause and effect of someone's actions. If someone does a bad thing, a bad thing will happen to them and visa versa.

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Card 4

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When a person dies, their soul is born back into another body. It is a cycle.

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Card 5

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A person's duty in life. If you were born to be a merchant, you have to be a merchant etc.

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