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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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VEDIC SOCIAL SCIENCE : THE SPIRITUAL BASIS OF CULTURE
In the Rig Veda, the oldest scripture of India, three basic classes are noted; the Brahmin, the Kshatriya or Rajanya, and the Vish, which latter means literally the people. Hence there was one basic class of humanity with two orders to guide it, a spiritual order or the Brahmins and a political order or the Kshatriya. 

These four orders of society were called "varna", which has two meanings; first it means "color" and second it means a "veil". As color it does not refer to the color of the skin of people, as some superficially minded scholars have believed, but to the qualities or energies of human nature. As a veil it shows the four different ways in which the Divine Self is hidden in human beings. 

The four energies of human beings are the white, red, yellow and black. White is the quality of sattva; of purity, clarity, love, faith and detachment. It prevails in those of spiritual temperament; those seeking true knowledge, who alone deserve the name of Brahmin. Red is the quality of rajas; of action, will, aggression, energy, its impulse towards achievement. It prevails in those of martial and political temperament; those seeking honor, fame, status and power. It is these who are the Kshatriyas. Yellow is another quality of rajas, its impulse towards accumulation, towards communication, interchange, trade, business. It prevails in those of commercial temperament, the Vaishyas. Black is the color of tamas, of darkness, ignorance, inertia and dullness. It prevails in those of servile disposition, those dependent on the external world for their motivation. These are the true Shudras.

 

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The Class Structrure-Pg1
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The Class Structrure-Pg3
The Vedic Social Order -Pg1
The Vedic Social Order -Pg2
The Vedic Social Order -Pg3
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg1
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg2
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg3
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg4
The Structure Of Human Society-Pg5
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The Limitations Of Society-Pg1
The Limitations Of Society-Pg2
The Limitations Of Society-Pg3
The Four Stages Of Life -Pg1
The Four Stages Of Life -Pg2
The Four Stages of Life -Pg3
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