The purpose of life is four-fold in the Hindu tradition; to achieve Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. Dharma means living righteously and acting morally and ethically throughout one’s life. Artha means honest work to live a good life, and the Kama is about fulfilling desires and passion in one’s life. Finally, it is Moksha – freedom from the cycle of life, and to me, it means living freely without tensions and conflicts – that is what paradise is all about.
Compiled by the Mike Ghouse at the Center for Pluralism www.CenterforPluralism.com