Why was the Caste system important?

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What were the ancient Hindu books that referenced the Caste system called?
The Vedas
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Where did the Caste System come from?
It came from the different parts of Purusha, when a great sacrifice was performed by the Gods.
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The Caste System is necessary because of....
....karma and reincarnation.
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The Hindu Law Books prescribe what to those who do not uphold the Caste System?
Punishment! It is a sin!
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What is the Caste System meant to create?
"bonds of brotherhood"
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The Caste System is good because it has ___________ for such a ______ time.
survived, long
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What warning does the Caste System give?
It warns people to keep to their Dharma, their duty in life.
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The Caste system must be good because there has never been a ________________ by the ___________ castes.
revolution, lower
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According to Hindu philosophy, what to all humans contain?
Gunas!
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"The Caste System is good because it creates a division of labour and......."
Specialism of knowledge.
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What does the Caste System do to the weak?
Exploits them....
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What does the Caste System sometimes drive people to do?
Leave Hinduism!
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The Caste System does what to society?
Divides it.
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What sort of instrument is the system?
It is an instrument of oppression.
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What is the Caste System supposed to have weakened?
People's resolve against foreign invasions.
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The Caste System created a class of people known as what?
"The Untouchables"
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What does the system lower?
Self-esteem.
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Which country did the Caste System isolate?
India (from the rest of the world)
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What does the Caste System make difficult?
Marrying the person you love.
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What is at the top of the Caste System?
Moksha.
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