[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Correlation between guNa and varNa

Raghav Kumar Dwivedula raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 23:43:59 EST 2017

I have heard it said that the 3 guNas and 4 varNas are correlated in this

 A brAhmaNa has sattva guNa predominant and rajas in the second place in
his (brAhmaNa's) personality.

A kshatriya has rajas in predominance and sattva in second position

A vaishya has rajas in predominance and tamas in the second place.

A shudra has tamas in first place and rajas in second place.

Does anyone know of any traditional reference which talks of the above or a
similar correlation between guNas and varNas?

Thank you


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