# How Varna System being based on Guna works?

Varna System was based on Guna. This sounds so nice but how we can classify people based on Guna because ...

Varna are only 4 and the number of Guna or combination of Gunas can be infinite as it's related to human nature which we can't classify in only 4 Varna.

I am not able to frame my thought so creating table

%age of
Brahmin
like Guna
%age of
Kshatriya
like Guna
%age of
Vaishya
like Guna
%age of
Shudra
like Guna
Vanra
100%
(Dominating Gunas)
0             0 0 Can someone be absolutely Brahmin? I guess No
0%   100%
(Dominating Gunas)
0% 0% Can someone be absolutely Kshatriya? I guess No
0%   0% 100%
(Dominating Gunas)
0% Can someone be absolutely Vaishyas  ? I guess No
0%   0% 0% 100%
(Dominating Gunas)
Can someone be absolutely Shudra? I guess No
91%
(Dominating Gunas)
3% 2% 4% We will call him Brahmin
78%
(Dominating Gunas)
6% 10% 6% We will call him too Brahmin
1% 89%
(Dominating Gunas)
4% 6% We will call him Kshatriya
3% 77%
(Dominating Gunas)
5% 5% We will call him too Kshatriya
2% 3% 93%
(Dominating Gunas)
2% We will call him Vaishya
4% 5% 82%
(Dominating Gunas)
9% We will call him too Vaishya
3% 5% 8% 84%
(Dominating Gunas)
We will call him Shudra
11% 7% 9% 73%
(Dominating Gunas)
We will call him too Shudra
25% 25% 25% 25% Of course such a combination of Gunas is possible because someone can be interested in knowledge, fighting, administration/merchant and serving others.
What would be his/her Varna?
10% 40% 40% 10% Of course such a combination of Gunas is possible because someone can be interested in fighting, administration/merchant  and small interest in knowledge and serving others also
What would be his/her Varna?
40% 10% 10% 40% Of course such a combination of Gunas is possible like the previous case, What would be his/her Varna?
w%
(where 0<w<100)
x%
(Where 0<x<100)
y%
(Where 0<y<100)
z%
(Where 0<z<100)
Of course such `infinite combinations of Gunas are possible`, What would be their Varna?

Its not easy to classify poeple into only 4 category so how Varna system was working? Was it really based on only Gunas? Or we were forcing people to adjust their gunas so they can be fit in 4 Varna?

• A Varna system based on gunas does not work. It is an imaginary system, it can not be followed practically and its useful only in theoretical discussions/debates in forums and elsewhere on internet. It has no utility in real life. Sep 5, 2021 at 12:30
• @Rickross: Can you answer hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/48935/… ?
– Alok
Sep 11, 2021 at 6:30
• You can see my answer here (hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/16900). Caste system is primarily based on birth when it is to be practiced and followed (which is what is meant to be). But Karmas and Gunas also play their roles. For example a Brahmin by birth who has not undergone Upanayana Samskara is more or less like a Shudra in religious aspects. Similarly, a Brahmin who has Upanayana but with bad deeds and habits is equal to a Chandala. Sep 11, 2021 at 7:16
• @Rickross: Thank you :)
– Alok
Sep 12, 2021 at 16:28