Hindu Goals

Based on the principle of progressive evolution of the soul.

Doctrine of four ends forms the basis of individual and social life of a Hindu.

Dharma

Good moral and ethical practices according to the scriptures. Includes all duties, individual, social and religious

Artha (Wealth):

One must earn enough order to raise a family and maintain a household. Wealth should also be for sharing with those who are poor, handicapped or less fortunate. Dharma and Artha must be coordinated in order to earn decent living while recognizing that Artha is not an ultimate end of Hindu religious life

Karma

Denotes the wants and desires of body and mind in the form of desires, passions, emotions and drives. Through controlled satisfaction of desires and passions, an individual becomes free from Karma. Freedom from sensual desires and passion is necessary for attaining moksha and is made possible by the proper coordination of Dharma, Artha, and Karma.

Moksha

This is the freedom from cycle of birth and death. In striving to attain liberation one becomes a better person, so that he/she can live harmoniously in this world before becoming one with God.

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