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How do the Dharma Shastras guide us in managing desires - Born a Hindu

Posted by Kirubashini.K on August 29, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

HOW DO THE DHARMA SHASTRAS GUIDE US IN MANAGING DESIRES?

All desires spring from the basic desire for happiness (Sukheccha). We all want pleasures, comfort, peace, love, thrills, satisfaction etc., which are all expressions of the desire for happiness. How to be truly happy? Which desires should be fulfilled? When? Why? How? A rule of thumb is given below:

1. Give up illegitimate desires. Entertaining or fulfilling them leads to adharma and sorrow. For exa...

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How do we manage desires - Born a Hindu

Posted by Kirubashini.K on August 29, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

HOW DO WE MANAGE DESIRES?

In the language of management, Dharma Shawn is the Science of Desire Management. The maxim of economics is to facilitate man in fulfilling maximum desires with the minimum or available means.

The Dharma Shastras guide us in managing desire and outgrowing them. Their maxim is to guide man to fulfill legitimate desires by them, divinize them and thereafter learn to outgrow them to attain total fulfillment.

We realize that, in ...

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How does a man fall - Born a Hindu

Posted by Kirubashini.K on August 29, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

HOW DOES A MAN FALL?

Though an average man does know what is right and what is wrong, why does he act wrongly and suffers thereafter? He is warned of the do's and don'ts and the pitfalls of doing so by the scriptures of all the faiths. Yet he fails. Though most of the faiths do caution the man on what to do and what not to do, these injunctions are not effective as they should be. Mere enticement of reward and threat of punishment by these faiths haven’t be...

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How to care for the Environment - Born a Hindu

Posted by Kirubashini.K on August 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

HOW TO CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

Misuse and abuse of the environment by the man has made it fragile and pushed it to a breaking point. Global warming, green house effect, desertification Salinization of water, changing weather, dwindling fresh water resources – these are few words which gives you a glimpse of the current status of the relationship between man and the environment.

First. let us try to understand the cause of the problem. There has been...

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How to build better relationships - Born a Hindu

Posted by Kirubashini.K on August 29, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

HOW TO BUILD BETTER RELATIONSHIPS?

In life, our attitude depends on our inner altitude (depth). People should be respected and trusted, and not suspected.

MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS

'Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.' We should behave in the same manner in which we want others to behave with us. Since I do not like others to lie to me. I too should not lie to others. This becomes the basis of all relationships...

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