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mollusque commented on the word varnashrama
Thanks, Ravages! I took the definition from MW3, which obviously didn't do it justice.
December 17, 2007
ravages commented on the word varnashrama
While Caste does figure in this, the Varnashrama is more a description of the four stages/ashrams in the life of a Brahman -as a bachelor, - Brahmacharias a husband/family man - Grihastaas a senior citizen, beginning his journey towards the final destination - Vanaprastaas a monk, cut off from everybody - Sanyasi
The institution of caste.
December 16, 2007