All About Bharatiya Sanatana Dharmam otherwise known as Hinduism : Ch-3.15-5



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CHAPTER- 3 :  HINDU DHARMA- 15.5

15. The Law of Spiritual Economics-5

5. The Four Asramas :

There are four Asramas or stages in life, viz., Brahmacharya or the period of studentship, Grihastha or the stage of the householder, Vanaprastha or the stage of the forest-dweller or hermit, and Sannyasa or the life of renunciation or asceticism.

Each stage has its own duties.

These stages help the evolution of man.

The four Asramas take man to perfection by successive stages.

The practice of the four Asramas regulates the life from the beginning to the end.

The first two Asramas pertain to Pravritti Marga or the path of work and the two later stages—the life of Vanaprastha and that of Sannyasa—are the stages of withdrawal from the world.

They pertain to Nivritti Marga or the path of renunciation.

Next : 6. Towards Orderly Spiritual Evolution
Swami Sivananda
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