The third Hindu caste, traditionally composed of merchants, farmers, and artisans.
Vaishya Term Timeline in The Bhagavad Gita
The timeline below shows where the term Vaishya appears in The Bhagavad Gita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...through dharma to “eternal peace.” No devotee of Krishna’s can be lost, and even women, vaishyas, and shudras can find this “highest path.” Brahmins and sages are nevertheless more devoted, and... (full context)
...from an inner purity, discipline, wisdom, and restraint; kshatriyas act from ferocity, courage, and generosity; vaishyas act from their natural inclination to “trade, cow-herding and ploughing;” and shudras’ nature is to... (full context)