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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

It is pretty much established that yes, he was a casteist. I'm not sure what you mean by "casteist". Consider the word "racism", for example -- I think that this kind of statement ...
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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

Those quotes are taken out of context, and don't mean what you're trying to use them as. See the difference between DEscriptive and PREscriptive. For example, if someone says "hey, there's a wad ...
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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

The Buddha's primary role was that of a monk and establishing a monastic order. Given monks performed a pastoral (moral guidance) role, similar to Brahmins, caste was not relevant for the monastic ...
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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

The most important idea in Buddhism with regards to caste is that regardless of which background one is from, if one is righteous, consummate in virtue, and earnestly seeks the path leading to ...
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