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A Hindu’s Four Classic Aims in Life

Striving for what is pleasant and delightful for the senses (kama)

Striving for what is useful
and attaining prosperity (artha)

Working for justice
and virtue (dharma)

Striving for liberation
and redemption (moksha)
from the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation



Sarvapalli Radakrishnan

Mahatma Gandhi

Swami Vivekananda

The seven modern SOCIAL SINS of humankind
Politics without principles
Business without morality
Wealth without work
Education without character
Science without humanity
Enjoyment without conscience
Religion without sacrifice
according to Mahatma Gandhi

Virtues of the YOGA WAY
Non-violence, doing no harm (a-himsa)
Truthfulness (satya)
Not stealing (a-steya)
Treat all beings as creations
of the ONE GOD (brahmacharya)
Renunciation of greed (a-parigraha)
according to Patanjali

The union of hearts and minds and freedom from hate I will bring you.
Love one another as the cow loves the calf that she has borne.
Let son be loyal to father and of one mind with his mother.
Let not a brother hate a brother, nor a sister hate a sister;
unanimous, united in aims speak your words in friendliness.
Atharva Veda 3.30

One should speak the truth and speak it pleasingly.
One should not speak the truth in an unpleasant manner nor
should one speak untruth because it is pleasing; this is the eternal law.
Manu Smriti 4, 138

Truth, self-control, asceticism, generosity, non-violence, constancy in virtue – these are the means of success, and not caste or family.

One should not take what belongs to others, that is an eternal duty.

Sri Krishna is opposed to the amassing of wealth by irresponsible means and the hoarding of merchandise with intent to gain undue profit at the expense of the society’s needs.
Bhagavad-Gita, 3.13

To incline to neither side, but to rest impartial as the even fixed scale is the ornament of the wise.
Thirukkural, 118


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