Clarification of Metaphsyics

A clarification: By metaphysical I mean more the system in which it's decided and the various aspects of it ie what differs a Brahmin-Brahmin from a Brahmin-Chandala and a Chandala-Chandala over a Chandala-Brahminas.

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As far as I know there is not a single scripture that reconciles both. You have to look at it from various scriptures.

Also the history has to be looked upon to get a better understanding. By history I mean both type of histories: the first one is what historians have consensus on and the another is what termed as ‘mythology’. I do not prefer calling that a mythology.

A good question to start with would be: “Why there is not a dedicated scripture for varna system from the classical period?” From classical period I mean the period of Manu and early Aryans. The answers would be varying but are out of concerns of the question.

Further, you can investigate into how the system developed to get a metaphysical understanding.

  • What about acharyas do any of them have such scriptures even little insight shall do.
    – Haridasa
    Mar 18 at 10:53
  • @Haridasa you can get things from here and there but I am not aware about any scripture that specifically deals with this.
    – madhurkant
    Mar 18 at 15:45
  • Moreover, you can ask a question regarding this directly and I would answer that by next sunday or week (as it will require me to revisit scriptures). Please describe in the question what do you mean by “metaphysical”. Be specific in the question about what you really want
    – madhurkant
    Mar 18 at 15:48
  • This answer currently correspond to the original question. Will be updated to match current.
    – madhurkant
    Mar 19 at 3:30
  • I will look into it I am gonna learn the 3 main dharmashastra.
    – Haridasa
    Mar 19 at 11:03

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