Definitions

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  • noun The second-highest of the four castes or varnas in traditional Indian society: the warrior or military caste. (Plural: kshatriya.)
  • noun A member of this caste.

Etymologies

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From Hindi क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya, "protector of gentle people"), from Sanskrit क्षत्र (kṣatra, "rule, dominion, authority"). Related to satrap.

Examples

  • At the top of the system is the Brahmin consciousness, which is conscious of itself, it's seeking truth, teaching and advising the kshatriya.

    Archive 2009-04-10

  • To maintain justice and prevent the strong from despoiling, and the weak from being oppressed, is the function for which the kshatriya is created.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • To maintain justice and prevent the strong from despoiling, and the weak from being oppressed, is the function for which the kshatriya is created.

    Contrast Gandhi’s rejection of the use of force with Sri Aurobindo

  • At the top of the system is the Brahmin consciousness, which is conscious of itself, it's seeking truth, teaching and advising the kshatriya.

    An Exploration into an Integral Approach to Knowledge

  • Many kshatriya ladies, even of royal families, were in this category.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • He is to be as vast and sincere as true brahmin in his aspiration towards Knowledge, as strong and courageous as kshatriya in his power and leadership, as generous and productive as vaishya in his dealing with life matters and wealth, as laborious and helpful as shudra in his service and help to others.

    Every individual is to develop within himself all the qualities and faculties of four varnas

  • The Gandhian establishment was not entirely happy with Sri Aurobindo because of his insistence that India must cultivate the kshatriya spirit, not merely Bhakti and Jnana.

    A new man, a united new world and a spiritual civilisation

  • The Gandhian establishment was not entirely happy with Sri Aurobindo because of his insistence that India must cultivate the kshatriya spirit, not merely Bhakti and Jnana.

    Sri Aurobindo’s Opposition

  • Aurobindo came to establish the kshatriya aspect of Madhwas philosphy.

    Madhwa and Sri Aurobindo

  • The Madhwas philosphy has both brahminical and kshatriya aspects to it, but the SI Brahmins have generally laid stress on the brahminical aspect, Mokhsa, acquistion of vedic knowledge and ascetism and morality, almost completely ignoring, especially in modern times the kshatriya aspect which enabled the Vijayanagar Empire to come into existence.

    Madhwa and Sri Aurobindo

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