Showing posts with label purushartha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label purushartha. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Raghuvamsha?

 

("Raghu's Family Tree") One of Kalidasa's major poetry works.

Kalidasa is widely regarded as the best classical Sanskrit poet.

The Raghuvamsha is a nineteen-canto quasi-historical epic dedicated to the Solar Line's rulers, notably its most prominent member, the god-king Rama.

Although Kalidasa presents Rama as an avatar or heavenly incarnation in a manner that Valmiki does not, the tale of Rama in Kalidasa's poetry is very comparable to that of the epic Ramayana.

The Solar Line rulers are also used in Kalidasa's poetry as examples of dedication to the four purposes of life (purushartha): riches (artha), pleasure (kama), religious duty (dharma), and release (release) (moksha).

The rulers at the end of the line, according to Kalidasa, are entirely immoral and just interested in pleasure.

The line is destroyed as a result of their flagrant disregard for their obligation to govern justly, and the poem's audience learns a valuable lesson.


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Hinduism - What Is Purushartha In Hindu Culture?


 The four aims of life are: worldly prosperity and power (artha), pleasure (kama), religious obligation (dharma), and ultimate liberation (moksha).

In traditional Hindu culture, all of these were considered respectable aspirations.

Also look up Hindu 'Aims of Life'.


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Hinduism - How Prevalent And Accepted Has Homosexuality Been In Hindu Society?



Although homosexuality is not unheard of in Indian society, it has never been widely accepted.

The Kama Sutra includes a short description of gay oral intercourse and the kinds of men who engaged in it, although it is just a fleeting remark.

In current times, male transvestites known as hijras are often used as gay prostitutes, and they have a well-accepted albeit minor presence in Indian society.

Although the pursuit of pleasure (of any type) is a goal of life (purushartha) according to the prevalent Hindu ethos, other circumstances have steered the expression of sexual desire in different areas, particularly toward conventional marriage.

One is the universal desire for children, especially males; another is the idea of the family as the core social unit.

Furthermore, the traditional male fear of losing vitality as a result of seminal ejection is a motivation to avoid sexual intercourse.

Finally, the cultural belief that ultimate enlightenment occurs only when one has relinquished all impulses would have influenced all forms of sexual desire.


 

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