International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Philosophy | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

The Concept of the Purusartha in the Present Perspective: An Observation

Shashank Pandey

Abstract: Almost all philosophical thinking focuses on humans and their life-related problems. The concept of Purusartha is also one of those that contemplates humans and their problems. Purushartha is described directly or in the forms of Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha in Vedas, Upanishads, Smritis, and Mahabharat. Purushartha is made up of two words- 'Purusha' and 'Artha'. Here Purusha means self and Artha means aim or goal. In the Vedic view, four things are found to be important in the human- body, mind, intellect, and soul. All efforts undertaken by a human to satisfy all these are called Purushartha and that's why we can say the Purushartha gives us a significant model of how to live fully and fine. But we see today despite all material comforts human life is becoming depressed and facing many life-centric problems. So In this paper, we will try to think holistically and understand the significance of Purushartha in this modern age. We are also looking forward to seeing how the concept of Purushartha helps make today's human life balanced, prosperous, and blissful.

Keywords: Purusartha, Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha, Wellbeing, Happiness

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 631 - 632

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