ANY GOAL CAN BE GAINED!

That may sound like a blanket statement, knowing that we live at a time and in a world that is full of uncertainties. However, sastra (also called shruti or Veda), meaning Scriptures, assures us on this point.  In a management seminar, you will be told that your goal has to be SMART – Specific, Measureable,…

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IF HAPPINESS IS THE GOAL…

Most of us have some goal or the other for ourselves. (Unfortunately, there are those who travel through life without even thinking about the purpose. We will, for the time being, leave them out) Goals may range from very short term ones, such as wanting to do well in an examination, to longer term goals…

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GOAL CLARITY

Human goals are called purushartha. It is a compound of two words – purusha and arthah. Purusha means a human being, male or female. Arthah, like many words in Sanskrit has more than one meaning. Arthah could stand for “meaning” or it could mean wealth or it could have the meaning of purpose/goal, depending upon…

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IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO GAIN HAPPINESS?

We all want change – no one wants status quo. I work towards a goal in the hope that the change will make things happier for me, give me greater security. In the process, we are dealing with two elements – (i) “I” the individual, and (ii) Everything else (which we may call Non-I). Which…

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HUMAN GOALS – PERSPECTIVE OF THE VEDA

Every human goal within the ambit of the universal transactions can be classified into three categories – artha, kama and dharma. (There is a fourth purushartha which we will talk about later) Anything that provides security – food, clothing and shelter; and wealth which we use to buy a variety of these three item groups…

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