Why are the lower castes unhappy with discrimination now? Are you suggesting it is a new thing, or is it because society has evolved greater human rights and legal processes to defend them?satyaprakash wrote:People of all castes were always happy. Nowhere in the religious literature are instances of inter caste conflict.
Note on caste system: Why do you assume it is bad? Is it not your bias by repeated reading of anti- caste writings? The caste system was the strength behind India's glory.
I cannot believe that you could have honestly written such a thing. It is no wonder that you run away and refuse to discuss such a serious issue. See: Hidden Apartheid Caste Discrimination against India's "Untouchables", Volume 19 by Human Rights Watch.
The simple answer is, "because they were written by Brahmins for Brahmins and to sustain the caste system".When these recorded some defects of Rama or Krishna themselves, why will they not record anti Brahmin conflicts? Because none was there!
Whilst "religious literature" may not have mentioned any, historical and sociological records certainly do. Obviously, the lowest castes had no way to record their history and experience, and were bound by fear not to express them.
The "people of all castes were always happy" ... are we sure the families condemned to live by cleaning up human excreta, whose very shadows are considered impure, were just as happy as the Brahmin's growing fat from donations and enjoying young temple sex slaves?
OK, please excuse me for using such an extreme example to illustrate the ridiculousness of such a statement. Why did so many convert to Buddhism or Christianity, and why do the Dalits not suffer until this day?
Whilst you are correct to bring up Buddhist reformers like Dr Ambedkar, are you then going to accuse Mahatma Phule, Mahatma Gandhi, Kabir Saheb and others, and their anti-caste sentiments. were negative Western influences?
And what is the BKs/PBKs position on caste? We have noted before that the BKs seem to mainly target lower-middle classes and don't seem to be very interested or active in the upliftment of lower castes.
I would be interested to read *anything* from the BKs on this issue. Having read much of their 70 years worth of literature, I cannot remember them or their God saying anything about caste.