[Advaita-l] Objective of Life by Mahakavi Kalidasa
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 14 00:58:10 CDT 2011
Kalidasa was a great Sankhya scholar. It is believed that it was he, who wrote
the Sankhya Karika in his pen-name as Ishvarakrishna. Gaudapadacharya
rote a commentary on that Karika.
From: Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>
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Subject: [Advaita-l] Objective of Life by Mahakavi Kalidasa
This is the verse taken from the great work of Mahakavi Kalidasa called "Raghuvamsa".
By explaining the dyanasty of Raghu, the great poet Kalidasa
explains the virtues of Raghu Dynasty. Though, a pointer
towards the Raghu Dynasty, it also hints the objectives of
we human beings and the duties at different phases of life.
This sloka is taken from 1st chapter of Raghuvamsa
and Mahakavi Kalidasa says that during adolescence ie,
during brahmacharya ashrama, one should engage himself
in studies (veda & shastra adhyayana); in grihasthAshrama,
one should strive for material pleasures (ofcourse, keeping dharma in mind)
to support his family; in vAnaprasthAshrama, having discharged all
the responsibilities, one should engage in adhyAtmika sAdhana;
thus, when the sAdhana bears the fruit, one should shed his
mortal coil by attaining the yoga samAdhi (yogenaante tanutyajaam).
This beautiful sloka is represented here which is
my favourite verse in Raghuvamsa:
shaishave.abhyastavidyaanaaa.m yauvane viSayaiSiNaam
vaardhake munivR^ittiinaa.m yogenaante tanutyajaam
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