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Brahmans, ksatriyas, and vaisyas in Russia.



There is a point of view (George Dumezil), that Indo-European society (as against societies of the Western Asia) initially shared on three basic groups of the population: people of knowledge, people of war and management, people of work and riches. That has enough examples from the most ancient times, up to now. The Celts divorsed into druids, "horsemen", and people. Already in Christian medieval Europe the society shared on three estates (clergy to know, workers "oratores", "bellatores ", "laboratores").

The Indo-European society is characterized with varna system reflected in Vedas. Originally there were three varny - Brahmans, ksatriyas, and vaisyas. The Brahmans are priests personified religious-spiritual authority. The Ksatriyas are military estate carried out a state-political management. The Vaisyas are dealers and farmers were engaged in directly economic-industrial activity.

Certainly, it is the theoretical concept. From later epoch we know, that Brahmans and even vaisyas became tsars and, usurping thus ksatriyas function. But nevertheless, this concept was actively carried out during a public life.

When The Indo-Aryans came in valleys of Indus and Ganges, they have opposed with themselves to local population. Aboriginals began to name sudras "servants". So there was as though the fourth "varna". However, as its representatives were not members of the people-conqueror, they were opposed representatives of first three present varna (taking place special initation and, therefore, called "twice given birth").

Sudras position was various, among them there could be and richmen, and even leaders dependent depended communities.

There were new changes at Middle Ages. Old opposition of three varna and sudras in many respects has lost a urgency. Vaisyas and sudras were divided into set of the closed professional groups castes. Thus many castes vaisyas have gone down in a social rank and began to differ a little from castes shudra. That is feature passed in the big degree on a social level: on the one hand brahmans and ksatriyas, with another vaisyas and sudras.

It is interesting to try to find representatives varna in a modern society. As for Russia, Sergey Ehrlich in his article says about a triad: "intelligence authority people".

According to Ehrlich the first Slav triad were volhves, soldiers, smerdy. Then priests, aristocrats, peasants. And, at last intellectuals, the nomenclature, people.

  All is correct, but the society not always corresponds to the ideal scheme, and frequently reproduces the scheme with distortion. Collective farmers are vaisyas, farmers, though, certainly, vaisyas humiliated. Both what are Soviet and Russian officials ksatriyas? They, genetically occur from Stalin - Brezhnev part nomenclature and have peasant-bourgeois roots.

We can say it about generals and the maximum officers also. As though did not abuse Americans, but their generals are similar to "a military bon", than Russian much more. What original ksatriyas make to work the soldier for their summer residences?

About mass plunder of military property after disorder of the USSR and to speak it would not be desirable. How many such left offices under a wing last Soviet marshals have been created!

Now the situation is hardly better. The army was reduced in some times (about technical arms in general we shall hold back), but by quantity of generals we surpass the USA and the NATO.

Basically, the idea of general military service is quite competent. Young men in many societies had training obligatory military-physical preparation. But what is it the modern Russian army?!

Disintegration, has by the way mentioned in Russia and other layers of a society. For example - intelligence. Essence that the intellectuals, who pleased to wreck of Soviet Union, now are not needed for Russian authority. And she, this authority also does not require such quantity of professors and so forth as all serious programs of development of a society are closed. The Russian rulers like other people, required for manufacture simulacr.

I shall quote curious ideas of the editor of magazine New world Andrey Vasilevsky that on change of intelligency there is a fourth generation "stars" of mass-media:

 Some person say that singers, fashion designers, film actors, even hairdressers, etc are modern brahmans. Humour of this situation that actors, hairdressers, etc. in India (and any traditional society) belong to a category of sudras. There are, really, times of Kali Yuga, predicted in sacred texts: "Sudras will talk the Law, and brahmans will listen them!"


Alex Fantalov.


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