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All About Bharatiya Sanatana Dharmam otherwise known as Hinduism : Ch-3.15.12

09/01/2017.
MEMBERS VERY IMPORTANT TATTVAM, READ CAREFULLY AND REMEMBER TILL YOUR LIFE ENDS."

CHAPTER- 3 :  HINDU DHARMA- 15.12

15. The Law of Spiritual Economics-12

12 .Asrama Dharma Under Modern Conditions

12.1
At the present moment, the Asramas cannot be exactly lived according to the details of the ancient rules, as the conditions have changed very much; but, they may be revived in their spirit, to the great improvement of modern life.

In these stages, no one should do the duty of another.

The student or Brahmachari should not do the duties of a householder, a recluse or a Sannyasin.

The householder must not perform the duties of a Brahmacharin, Vanaprastha or a Sannyasin.

A Sannyasin should not seek again the joys of the householder.

 12.2
 Peace and order will prevail in society, only if and when all people do their respective duties efficiently.

The abolition of Varnas and Asramas will cut at the very root of social duties.

How can the nation hope to live when Varnasrama Dharma is not rigidly practiced?

12.3
The students of schools, and colleges should lead a life of purity and simple living.

The householder should lead the life of an ideal Grihastha.

He should practise self-restraint, mercy, tolerance, non-injury, truthfulness and moderation in everything.

Those who find it difficult to lead the life of the third and the fourth Asramas should, remaining in either of the other two Asramas, gradually withdraw themselves from worldly life and practice selfless service, study and meditation.

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