The Four Aims of Life


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Friday, 20 Jun 2014 to Sunday, 22 Jun 2014
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with Swami Atmamuktananda

Sanatan culture is a culture of humanity which deals with individual performance, action, lifestyle and thought. Sanatan culture also explores the individual spiritual search in relation to society, the universe and the concept of God. It accepts all aspects of life as being relevant to growth and evolution.

Sanatan culture advocates that human beings have come into this dimension or this world with four main aims to pursue. These four aims of human life are known as the purusharthas. They are:

1) Artha - material wealth -the aim relating to our external social life.

Artha, material gain, has been emphasized as a necessity in life. One must strive for it in order to find perfection in material as well as spiritual life.

2) Kama - emotional fulfilment.

We all have desires and emotions that need to be fulfilled in order for us to have emotional or mental satisfaction.

3) Dharma - duty - with a very broad vision.

There are family dharmas or obligations, social dharmas, moral dharmas and spiritual dharmas. We have to realize and fulfil all these obligations to be able to live life fully.

4) Moksha - liberation

This is the desire to attain transcendence, the desire for freedom.

Swami Atmamuktananda will explore the value of each of these aims and their yogic significance as we journey through the different stages of life.

Swami Atmamuktananda heads the Satyananda Ashram, Rocklyn and has spent many years serving her Guru's mission both in India and Australia. She is admired for her extensive knowledge of the scriptures and her ability to deliver this knowledge with great clarity.


Included for $290

All inclusive (acommodation, meals, classes)