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What is the relation if any of the concept of varna to the concept of karma Of karma to the doctrine of reincarnation The concepts of varna and karma are each closely related to the eastern civilization religions of Hinduism Buddhism and Jainism Varna and karma go hand in hand with each other to explain themselves as does karma with the doctrine of reincarnation The complicated explanation of all of these concepts follows In order to understand the concept of karma one must first understand the term varna An appropriate definition would be the rise of class system which the Hindus adhere to An English translation of varna however is simply the word color Noss 87 There are four social classes that break down the class system otherwise known as varna Beginning with the highest class there is the Brahmins or priests followed by the ruling Kshatriyas the Vaisyas common people and finally the Shudras servants The Brahmins said that if one was a member of any of the first three classes to be extremely careful to avoid the Shudras Noss 87 Now that we have somewhat of an understanding of varna the concept of karma can be more easily explained Karma simply stated is that the way one lives his or her life now determines destiny or fate In other words the consequences of ones actions in this life will determine what they do or become in the next life Therefore karma is what made one who he or she is in the present life due to the actions the person portrayed in his or her previous life Karma is the cause of ones destiny in the future life and is what caused a person to be who he or she is today Now we will explain the relationship between varna and karma Lets imagine the following situation There are two people living in the Vaisyas class of commoners One of
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