Goals of Life: Basic Life Attributes
BASIC LIFE ATTRIBUTES
Four purusharthas or goals of the life be,
So very crystal clear in life undisputedly;
Artha getting useful wealth and prosperity,
Finding the meaning for living herein truly;
Kama fulfilling desires, acting repeatedly,
It the physical, material desire fulfillment be;
Dharma — the foundation of all human goals be,
Refers to obligations, conduct, moral duties;
Moksha — the liberation from the web of maya be,
Freedom from the cycles of birth and death clearly;
As all the rivers must lead to the sea eventually,
All spiritual paths leading to the same goal finally;
And all of the variety of life are created certainly,
By combination of the three Gunas undisputedly.
That the backdrop for the Bhagwat Gita surely be,
All three gunas so held to delude the World clearly:
World deluded by Three Gunas does not know Me:
Who beyond these Gunas, imperishable does be.
If Brahman an infinite ocean, then Atma a wave within be,
Ocean not different from its waves, the waves as ocean be;
They are but one and the same very similar in actuality,
So Brahman and Atma are one and the same in reality.
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