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The Die Is Caste

Although she was Brahmin
her enlightenment came
straddled atop a Shudra.

Chagall 2015


Kavya and Indian Poetics – Part One

Kavya Shastra

The Indian Poetics over the centuries was known by different names at different stages of its development.  Valmiki in his Epic, Ramayana, refers to Poetics as Kriya-kalpa ( 4,257 more words


Kama, Artha, Dharma, Moksha

Hinduism outlines the hierarchy of values pretty clearly. All of these human urges, for pleasure, for wealth, for justice and for liberation are condoned, but like Maslow’s heirarchy of needs, the higher urges cannot come into being without the lower more basic urges being satisfied. 603 more words

A Peek into Heavens – Role of Jyotisa and Balance

Why Astrology?

Aspects of any subjective knowledge can make a person enlightened or drive them crazy at times. This sentence could be a disclaimer for my whole series on astrology. 1,275 more words


The Four Goals are Unnecessary

The first goal, kāma, is not just “pleasure,” but it is happiness itself. It is  the underlying motivation for everything we do, and the ultimate objective of all the other goals. 328 more words

Introduction to the Integrated Life, the 4 aims of Life, and speaking your Truth

The 4 aims of life are “Kama” meaning desire, just like in the Kama Sutra. Artha, meaning the acquisition of Wealth. Dharma the embracing of righteousness and good conduct. 19 more words


artha - anartha

artha as meaning, as purpose, as wealth.

anartha as not the above.

viSNu is both artha and anartha as per viSNu sahasranAma.

s’ankarAcArya said arthamanartham bhAvaya nityam. 86 more words

Ancient Indians