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I had watched a video of Jaipur Dialogues on YouTube some time back. It is difficult for me to go through all the videos again. In that video it was mentioned that -

w number of Brahmins x number of Kshatriyas y number of Vaishyas z number of Shudras

are mentioned as the ideal set of people to form, rule and administrate over a government. It was said that this detail was mentioned in the Mahabharata. Can anyone please tell me what the numbers for w, x, y, and z are?

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    Are you sure - they talk about the "government" in the present form which we have these days? -I don't think so! – peace Jun 17 at 7:31
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    @Vivikta Thanks for the welcome. Government or Kingdom or Monarchial state. That's what I meant. All I remember that the total number of people required was 36 or something around that. – Dragon Droid Jun 17 at 7:43
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Here is the reference from Mahabharata.

Bhishma said, "Thou art endued with great intelligence, O Yudhishthira! It is even so as thou sayest. The person is very rare who is possessed of all those good qualities. To be brief, conduct like this (viz., the presence of all the virtues spoken of), is very difficult to be met with even upon careful search. I shall, however, tell thee what kinds of ministers should be appointed by thee. Four Brahmanas, learned in the Vedas, possessed of a sense of dignity, belonging to the Snataka order, and of pure behaviour, and eight Kshatriyas, all of whom should be possessed of physical strength and capable of wielding weapons, and one and twenty Vaisyas, all of whom should be possessed of wealth, and three Sudras, every one of whom should be humble and of pure conduct and devoted to his daily duties, and one man of the Suta caste, possessed of a knowledge of the Puranas and the eight cardinal virtues, should be thy ministers. Every one of them should be fifty years of age, possessed of a sense of dignity, free from envy, conversant with the Srutis and the Smritis, humble, impartial, competent to readily decide in the midst of disputants urging different courses of action, free from covetousness, and from the seven dreadful vices called Vyasanas. The king should consult with those eight ministers and hold the lead among them. He should then publish in his kingdom, for the information of his subjects, the results of such deliberation.(MB Shanti Parva 85)

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    This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thank you so very much! – Dragon Droid Jun 17 at 13:40
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    Please do upvote and accept my answer if it helped @DragonDroid – Sethu Srivatsa Koduru Jun 17 at 16:03

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