Virtue, Success, Pleasure, and Liberation: The Four Aims of Life in the Tradition of Ancient India

Virtue, Success, Pleasure, and Liberation: The Four Aims of Life in the Tradition of Ancient India
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
Exploring the fundamental concepts of the caste system, Alain Danielou addresses issues of race, individual rights, sexual mores, marital practices, and spiritual attainments. In this light, the author explains how Hindu society has served as a model for the realization of human potential, and exposes the inherent flaws and hypocrisies of our modern egalitarian governments.




Praise and Reviews
"This book is important not only for those wanting to understand India and Hinduism as traditional Indians see them, but also for what different assumptions and values reveal by comparison about our own Western culture . . . Highly recommended."

Library Journal



"Offer[s] us an abundance of excellent advice about how to understand life and to live well."

Collin Cleary, Tyr, August 2002



"This is one of those books you should give your child when they come of age so that they may understand the natural rhythm of life, their duties, how to find their place, and along with it happiness and freedom in a seemingly chaotic world."The Institute of Hermetic Studies, Dec 2007




 
Alain Daniélou
Alain Daniélou (1907-1994) spent more than 15 years in the traditional society of India, using only the Sanskrit and Hindi languages and studying music and philosophy with emi More...