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What does Chanakya impliy when he says “Dharma” and “Kama” depends on “Artha”? How do the two depend on Artha?

Chanakya remarks - "Dharma" & "Kama" both depend on "Artha". Could you please explain how Dharma & Kama depend on Artha? What does Chanakya imply with this ...
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What scriptures say Indra has right/authority to test sages with Kama, Krodha, lobha, Moha, Madha and Matsarya?

Mylavarapu Srinivasa Rao is a well-known scholar of Hinduism and its philosphy in Telugu states. He talks about Greatness of Indra in this video (in Telugu). He says Indra is king of all Devas who ...
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Punishment of intercourse between children below 13 or 12?

I saw some children who were siblings and still they were doing sexual activity even though they were kids and their big friends told them to do so, are they still punishable according to Sanatan ...
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Why do people choose ascetism?

Ascetics have to deny themselves worldly pleasures, yet "kama" and pleasure is also seen as fundamental in the cycle of Hindu life. Why are there two separate paths to the same Moksha?
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Why is this text NOT a Dharmashastra?

ON THE ACQUISITION OF DHARMA, ARTHA AND KAMA MAN, the period of whose life is one hundred years, should practise Dharma, Artha and Kama at different times and in such a manner that they may ...
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Verses for detachment from Arishadvarga or Shadripu?

Verses for detachment from Arishadvarga or Shadripu: Lust (Kama) Anger (Krodha) Greed (Lobha) Arrogance (Mada) Attachment (Moha) Jealousy (Matsarya) स्त्रीष्वध्यासितचित्तस्य ये पुंसः शुक्रबिन्दवः। ...
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How is moha (मोह) different from kaama (काम)?

To my best understanding moha (मोह) is enchantment and kaama (काम) is desire. However, I am looking for textual references differentiating the two!
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Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA to control lust? [duplicate]

Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA or any religious books to control lust/self-pleasure?
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Is libido in men greater than women? Or is it the other way round?

There is a popular notion that men crave for sex more than women. And medical science seems to agree with it. But what do Hindu scriptures say about this? For example, the Mahābhārata version ...
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Expiation for illicit sex

This answer clarifies that the men or women who participates in illicit sex is considered as sinner and undergoes punishment in Taptasurmi naraka. My doubt is whether the multiplicity of illicit sex ...
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Is Kama good or bad for life [duplicate]

According to wikipedia article of Arishadvargas it states According to the Hindu scriptures, Kama and krodha or lust and anger are responsible for all kinds of difficult experiences which we have ...
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Are Nishkama karma and Purusharthas opposed to each other?

Nishkama karma means desireless action, whereas, purushartha is all about desires and goals. Aren't these two opposed to each other? Which one should we follow?
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What place does a thing like prostitution occupy in the Hindu context?

As to why I was curious upon a question like this : given that ancient Hinduism has given world the popular literature work of kama sutra, so surely there must be some reference as to a thing like ...
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Regulative principles for sex life

In the Bhagavad Gita 7.11 Krsna says according the translation of His Divine Grace Swami Prabhupada: ... I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles ... I think many people ...
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When should one shift focus from artha and kama to dharma?

The Kama Sutra seems to state that early in life, it is best to focus on artha and kama, and that only later in life should we truly seek dharma. Is this interpretation correct? Is it useless to seek ...
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Which are the books to be read for Spiritual and Physical pleasure? [closed]

can any one suggest the books to be read for Spiritual and Physical pleasure? I have been in a dilema thought of reading Kamasutra but then a thought comes it is sin. We all know gathering knowlede ...
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Precedence among the four Purushartha

Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are considered as the four goals of life according to Hinduism. One might argue that Moksha is the highest amongst all four. In the remaining three - Dharma, Artha and ...