Four Professions

The 4 professions are also the 4 castes: 1. Brahamin 2. Ksathriya. 3. Vaisya 4. Sudra. The Brhamin is close to God and devotes to intellectual pursuits including the work of priests. The Ksatriya is the warrior and practices the martial arts. The Vaisya manages the affairs of the state including administration and commerce. The Sudra is the artisan class which takes care of various skills including making leather goods or pottery. The first three of these are said to be born-again classes because they pursue a higher goal. In the traditional system there were 7 classes.

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