- From Sanskrit वर्ण (várṇa, "colour, tint, dye, pigment, appearance, aspect"), from verbal root √vṛ ("to choose, select"). (Wiktionary)
“Adultery means production of unwanted children known as varna-sankara, who disturb the world.”
“The confusion between ‘jati’ and ‘varna’ when the caste system is described.”
“It is evident; therefore, that Sanskritisation reinforces and consolidates the ‘immutable varna hierarchy’ rather than dislodges it or modify it.”
“Astrology, yogic ideas of prana and kundalini and even the ideas of reincarnation, karma and varna (that is, caste order) are justified in the language of modern physics and evolutionary biology.”
“The "Verenna" part, while clearly derived first and foremost from the old Sanskrit root varna which in the Rig Veda means "one who claims to be NT Wrong deceitfully".”
“The Sanskrit word for caste, varna, also means color.”
“The ancient racial division on the basis of varna or color was basically such a system of aesthetics that crystallized into a rigid caste system based on preferred professions.”
“Forty verses of Guhyasamaja tantra is written in a very mystical and profound language; its each verse is formed by taking one varna of evam maya srutam thus interpreting the real intent of the secret verse.”
“The original Hindu word for caste, varna, literally meant “color,” and caste has functioned in India historically as a kind of “apartheid.””
“The Balijas were proud of their Sudra status, in a world previously dominated by a classical Sanskritic varna scheme that insisted that kings had to be Kshatriya (two castes higher than Sudras).”
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