e-Learning Course on
"The Purpose of Human Life - The Four Purushartha"
Blueprint for a blissful and fulfilling life
About the Course
An Invitation to the Course
We are in a very powerful and significant incarnation – the human life. It is powerful because only in this incarnation are we given the necessary intelligence, tools and will-power to craft this life towards its ultimate possibility.
But in order to do that, we need the road map; we need to know the blueprint to navigate in this world of constantly changing forms, of attractions and entanglements, of fears and illusions, of security and ambitions and of skewed perceptions.
Thousands of years ago, in an Eastern land – India, many seers and yogis were exploring the same theme, they too had experienced the same range of conflicting human emotions, and in the deepest realizations they found the road map. A perfect blueprint for human pursuits – which in Hindi they called ‘The Purushartha’
The Purushartha are the four key aims of human life or the four pursuits…it is an exploration to live a life of eternal love, peace and bliss. In this magnificent blueprint, every dimension of human existence – every need, every desire and emotion is given its due place.
I call this ‘Life Essentials’ … because without this, our life becomes a chain of random and accidental sequence of efforts, dejection, momentary pleasures and of constant mental suffering.
It is my deepest wish to share this blueprint of human pursuit, The Purushartha with all of you. This knowledge does not belong to any particular religious, sect, society or nation. This knowledge belongs to the entire humanity of its highest good. That is the nature of Truth, isn’t it?
So let’s go on this ancient journey, which is more relevant today that any other time in human history… A journey where we can get clarity on the purpose, path and pitfalls of this opportunity called Life.
With much love and blessings,
Chapter 1: The Invocation
Chapter 2: Introduction to Life Essentials - The Purushartha
Chapter 3: The four Purusharthas
Chapter 3a: What is Purushartha - Revision Notes
Chapter 3b: Importance of this Teaching
Chapter 1: First Purushartha - Dharma
Chapter 1a: Dharma (Righteousness) - Revision Notes
Chapter 1b: Dharma in a single statement
Chapter 2: Attributes of Dharma
Chapter 2a: Dharma Attributes Chart
Chapter 3: What is Not Dharma ?
Chapter 3a: Few attributes of that which is anti-dharma
Chapter 4: Significance of Dharma Understanding
Chapter 5: Difference between Individual (Sva-Dharma) and Universal Dharma
Chapter 5a: Individual (Sva) Dharma - Revision Notes
Chapter 6: Story of Dharma - Monk and a Scorpion
Chapter 7: Meditation on Light of Dharma
Lesson 8: Recommendation
Lesson 8a: Questions to contemplate on
Lesson 9: A quick reminder of Dharma definition
Chapter 1: 2nd Purushartha - Pursuit of Arth (Wealth)
Chapter 1a: What is Arth (wealth)? - Revision Notes
Chapter 1b: The Divinity of Arth
Chapter 1c: Abundance - The Divine Attribute
Chapter 2: Let the pursuit of Arth be established in Dharma
Chapter 2a: Questions to contemplate on
Chapter 2b: Reality check
Chapter 2c: The flawed Economic Model
Chapter 3: One of the significant causes of 'Sense of Lack'