Four Castes: 1 definition
Four Castes means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryThe class system in ancient India: 1. Brahman - the highest caste, 2. Kshatriyas (royal families) - the warrior, 3. Vaishyas (ordinary citizen), 4. Sudras (slaves).
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Full-text (+34): Caturvarnya, Vaishya, Varna, Shudra, Brahmana, Kshatriya, Varnacatushtaya, Varnin, Varnashrama, Brahman, Catubbanna, Caturvarnyam, Caturvarnamaya, Varnibadha, Varnasamhara, Varnivadha, Pancajanas, Trivarnaka, Upavita, Gritsapati.
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Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 4.13 < [Chapter 4 - Brahma-yajna]
Verse 18.41 < [Chapter 18 - Moksha-sannyasa-yoga]
Verse 4.17 < [Chapter 4 - Brahma-yajna]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 12.97 < [Section XI - Supremacy of the Veda]
Verse 8.142 < [Section XXV - Rates of Interest]
Verse 10.4 < [Section I - The Four Castes and their Purely Legitimate Progeny]
Abhinaya-darpana (English) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Brahma Sutras (Shankaracharya) (by George Thibaut)