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If you were a member of the Hindu caste system, to what social class would you belong? What would this mean for your Hindu practice?

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Due to my blue collar family heritage and upbringing, I concur that I'd likely be in the third Hindu caste of the merchants, traders, farmers and craftsmen. This caste is called the Vaishya.

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Apply the Hindu caste system to your own life briefly

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