Saturday, 17 September 2016

Ashrama vyavastha

HARIH  OM 
Ashrama  vyavastha .
                      The  entire  life  of a person  is  divided  into  four  stages  ,otherwise  called  as  ashrama. . They  are  brahmachari  ashrama -a  student's  life,  grihastha  ashrama-  a  householder's  life,  vanaprastha  ashrama  -a  life  of  withdrawal  ,  and  lastly  ,  sannyasa  ashrama-  a  monk's  life  of  renunciation. . The  entire  journey  of  an  individual  is  that  of  a  spiritual  journey. . Though  sastras  present  us  with  dharma,  artha  and  kama  as  goals  ,yet  our  primary  goal  in  life  is  moksha  purushartha. . Hence  the  entire  life  of  an  individual  is  designed  in  such  a  way    into  the  four ashramas  ,  that  he  accomplishes  the  goal  of  Self -Realisation  . 

                 In  the  brahmachari  ashrama  , a  student 's  education  prepares  him  with  learning  skills  meant  for  earning  his  livelihood. . But  the  most  important  aspect  of  his  education  is  the  refinement  of his  character  ,so  that  later  on  he  contributes  his  best  to   the society  and  also  towards  his  own  spiritual  growth. . So  his  education  also  includes  scriptural  education. . The  student  stage  is  called  brahmachari  ashrama  ,which  means  he  mentally  travels  through  the  vedic  teachings  . In  olden  days  ,  children  were  sent  to  gurukul  to  study  under  a  guru  , while  nowadays  we  have  schools  and  colleges  ,offering  various  subjects  to  help  students  qualify  themselves. 

                The  student  must  become  aware  that  the  spiritual  goal  is  the  ultimate  goal  of  life  . He  should  become  dynamic  in  life  . He  should  also  understand  the  importance  of  the  worship  of  God  . The  education  system  must  present  before  the  student  three  important  values  ,that  of  brahmacharya,  ahimsa  and  satyam , so  that  when  the  student  comes  out  of  his  school  of  learning  ,  he  turns  into  a  cultured  human  being. 

                We  shall  see  the  other  three  ashramas  in  the  next  pages. 

No comments:

Post a Comment