This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Caste is natural

Gandhi has said that “the caste system…is inherent in human nature, and Hinduism has simply made a science of it.” What we call the “caste system” is therefore nothing more than a social framework based on the nature of things, which is to say, based on the idea that each man should be allowed a developmental path corresponding to the inner nature with which he was born. Within the context of caste, an individual was determined by his innate characteristics (remember the gunas), and this distinct nature was something he could be proud of; it was an identity in both the organic and the spiritual senses, or rather it permitted one’s organic and social identity to lend itself to the realization of one’s spiritual identity.

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