Varna – how to define your varna and destination?


Varna is the definition of a certain psychotype of a person, according to which a certain activity will be more suitable for him.

In total there are 4 types of Varna:

Brahmins are scholar.

Kshatriyas are warriors.

Vaishyas are businessmen.

Sudras are workers.

This system has a hierarchy: Brahmin-Kshatriya-Vaishya-Sudra.

Varna or the psychotype of man is innate nature. That is, it is predetermined in advance. Therefore, in order to understand your varna, it will be important to analyze your whole life: who did you want to become in childhood, what qualities did you most clearly show, what role did you take among your peers, what did you do and how did you build relationships?

It is important to understand that a person’s varna can be mixed. In other words, a person may contain signs of several, most often two, varn. For example, ksatriya-sudra or brahman-vaishya. Thus, the qualities of two varnas will manifest themselves in his life. This is neither good nor bad, it just is. Of course, it is always better to strive for evolution and try to show the qualities of the highest varna, but you should not break yourself to disgust.

It is also important to ask yourself a few important questions: how would you like to work, how would you like to earn, which lifestyle would suit you best, etc. Varna is determined by the qualities of a person:

Brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras are distinguished by their qualities of work, O chastiser of the enemy, in accordance with the modes of nature.

Bhagavad Gita 18.41

The quality of various varn

Different psycho-types manifest different qualities of character when they are in action. This predetermines the area of their labor.

Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, tolerance, honesty, wisdom, knowledge, and religiousness-these are the qualities by which the brahmanas work.

Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity, and leadership are the qualities of work for the ksatriyas.

Farming, cattle raising and business are the qualities of work for the vaisyas, and for the sudras there is labor and service to others.

Bhagavad Gita 18.42-44.

Thus, the desire to engage in activities that correspond to the qualities of a particular psycho-type will also be a confirmation of the definition of a person’s varna. The question here is not in profit, power or convenience, but in the inner comfort. Someone more pleasant to serve others, helping and providing comfort, someone to earn money in various ways, someone to lead, manage and overcome, and someone to comprehend knowledge and pass them on to others.

It is important to remove some patterns that are imposed on us from the outside and just start to understand our nature, ourselves and our place in life.

Follow another’s path is dangerous

Bhagavad-Gita. 3.35

Qualities are best manifested in communicating with others and building relationships. But they are best revealed in the most critical moments of life. At such moments, a person is forced to use all his qualities in the brightest manifestation and the nature of the person himself becomes immediately apparent.

Manifestation of Varna in various circumstances

At the time of material difficulties, the brahman will turn to knowledge, the ksatriya to his own powers or to the support of the brahmanas, the vaishya to relations and money, and the sudras to work.

Brahmans are characterized by satisfaction, detachment from material wealth, striving for truth, mercy, a natural tendency to improve their being, curiosity, intellectual and analytical skills, as well as high skills in acquiring and transmitting knowledge.

Kshatriya is characterized by determination, courage, resilience, durability, pride, generosity, honor, desire for fame and power, desire for leadership and a spirit of rivalry, as well as strong self-discipline, strong-willed character and desire to protect the weak.

Vaishye is characterized by the ability and desire to earn, a soft heart,strong activity in business, attachment to children, the desire to start various kinds of communication, sociability, openness, quickness of mind and ability to adapt, the ability to withstand stress and difficulties for a long time. As well as the pursuit of beauty and purity, tidiness.

Sudram is characterized by diligence, reliability, simplicity, attentiveness to duties, helpfulness, patience in work, endurance, lack of desire to occupy leadership positions or to fight for supremacy. As well as a high skill of manual labor, the ability to create and the inclination to help others.

Brahmins strive to receive, understand and impart knowledge, kshatriyas lead, vaisyas earn, and sudras work. These are natural manifestations of qualities in different areas of activity.

Brahmins rely on wisdom and intelligence, kshatriyas – on their own strength, vaisyas – on intuition and understanding, and sudras – on their abilities.

In childhood, brahmanas, most often singles, kshatriyas take leading positions, vaisyas make a large number of friends among all, and sudras are the majority and occupy various positions.

Brahman will act guided by the concepts of “right and wrong”, ksatriy will act in order to gain superiority, success, power, vaishya will strive to acquire material benefits and arrange life for himself and his children, and Shudr will try to build a stable, comfortable life with simple joys.

Varna – lifestyle

Varna will define a general way of life, a way of communication, a type of activity, a way to state with the world, goals, talents and the whole environment of a person. Varnas is understood in combination of practice with theory, if you know certain boundaries of various types of activities, then you are able to determine your psycho-type by engaging in certain activities. But without an active experience of self-comprehension, both in activity and in the inner life, it is impossible to fully understand yourself.

The natural sign of self-understanding is relief, lightness, a feeling of light inside, joy and the desire to engage in your activities disinterestedly. The desire to live a certain way in accordance with your varna. That is, understanding yourself gives you an understanding of your place. This generates in the heart a great endowment and a sense of great gain.

Understanding yourself

However, people often mistakenly identify themselves with this or that psychotype, both under the influence of upbringing and under the influence of other people and their way of life. The profession and the environment of a person do not define his psycho-type, but the psycho-type is manifested in the selection of a certain environment and a certain profession.

Understanding your varna will lead a person to the ability to fulfill his mission, his dharma. Honestly fulfilling his duty, a person can hope to achieve all his goals, including excellence and happiness.