Questions tagged [purushartha]

In Hinduism four proper goals or aims of a human life.i.e. Dharma ,Artha, Kāma,Mokṣha.

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How can one know their dharma?

Living one's dharma seems to be paramount, but first I must discover what my dharma is. I was born and reared in the West, so how can I discover my dharma? I have read the Gita and it helped me ...
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How can everybody attain Moksha if the new descendents are always born & certain Karma-s are always lingering?

Moksha implies freedom from the cycle of rebirth. In theory thus anybody can attain it, including lower species who may ascend to higher consciousness. What about the latest descendents, who will ...
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Which scriptures are available for Artha and Kama?

In one of his speech, Pandit VijayShankar Mehta says: Ramayana teaches us जीने की कला (art of living) Bhagavad Gita teaches us कर्म करने की कला (art of doing) Bhagavatam teaches us मरने की...
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Which Purusartha should be achieved in which Ashrama?

There are 4 Purusarthas ('object of human pursuit' or 'purpose of human being'): Dharma Artha Kama Moksha And 4 Ashramas (avastha or stages of life): Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha Sannyasa ...
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What does dharma as a goal mean in purusartha?

The four goals of human existence are called purushartha and consist of dharma, artha, kama, and moksha. Here what does it mean to attain dharma as a goal? Why is dharma considered to be a goal?
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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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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 ...