In your opinion how would explain the term Avatar of Lord Vishnu?
Rama and Krishna are worshiped as Avatars of Lord Vishnu.
The geeta does say that not to be attached to flowerly words of Vedas that promise higher heavens and the Gorvardhana episode did reflect Krishna's stance on ritual worship of Indra.
BTW how did the Brahmana Varna acquire the knowledge?
Surely now you might need to touch upon the origin of the Vedas.
Would like your input here.
To be accuarte..no one Varna really leads society solo...all 4 varnas are dependent and interdependent on each other.
That is how even the Supreme Person is viewed.
So who is the leader?
No one in specific but all...the Varna system is best viewed as a functioning unit rather than making any one specific Varna as leader.
This is how Varna system gets misunderstood as being hierarchical in nature.
A better term to describe Sudra Varna would be Man power unit.
There are three questions here:
1. Are Avatars and messiahs same..? What are Vishnu Avatars..? Krishna says don't listen to flowery vedic words (he does not like worship of Indra) and hence he is a messiah..
2. How did Brahmana varna acquire knoweldge..?
3. Are you saying Varna system is hierarchical..?
Let me deal them one by one:
3. Am I saying Varna system is hierarchical..?
Varna dharma says there are four varnas (professions) in society for it to evolve sustainably. These are 1. Brahmanas/Knowledge providers (who gleam knowledge from various sources and put it to use for society, for eg. scientists, teachers etc). 2. Kshatriyas/Service providers (who use the knowledge provided by Brahmanas and offer services to society, for eg. soldiers, doctors etc). 3. Vaishyas /Material providers (who provide goods/materials to society, for eg. farmers, traders, businessmen) 4. Shudras/Cheap/Slave/unskilled labor.
Whoever follows the 'dvija' (the learning system) become one of the three varnas. Those who don't become zudras.
An evolving society is led by knowledge providers as knowledge evolution is what leads a society to progress. Using this knowledge, kshatriyas provide best of services and Vaizyas provide best of the goods. Brahamanas use these services and goods for developing more knowledge. This is a cycle.
Hence Brahmanas are said to lead the society. More correctly, it is the knowledge of the Brahmanas that has to lead the society.
A sanatana dharmic society that follows varna asrama dharma will have balance of all these people, lead by the knowledge providers. 'Lead by knowledge providers' do not mean hierarchy. It should be read as 'lead by the knowledge provided by knowledge providers'.
Varna system is hierarchical if we take hierarchy as one contributing to another in a cycle. It is not heirarchical, if we take hierarchy as one ruling over another.
Unfortunately most of us are zudras (cheap labor) today. That's why in kali yuga zudras are said to rule.
2. From where will Brahmanas gleam knowledge..?
They may get it from outside observations (Rsi) like scientists. They may get it from their own inside inspirations (Muni) like researchers. They may get it from interpreting translating Vedic revelations (Acharyas/teachers).