Monthly Archives: July 2011

Shankaracharya

Shankaracharya

“Guruji explained that the Hindu goddess Durga was pictured seated on a tiger, as a symbol of complete yogic control over sexual energy, for an ordinary person could not stand up to a tiger’s extraordinary strength and power. He added that since sex was such a dominant force in man, it could easily take control…

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Four Aims of Human Existence

Four Aims of Human Existence

In Hindu philosophy, we talk about the four main aims or objectives of human existence, known as Purusharthas that point the way for the human being. These are: Dharma (righteousness, to do one’s duty); Artha (wealth); Karma (desire), and Moksha (salvation or liberation). We are busy with the first three every day. We are doing…

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