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This series explores the four human pursuits or the Purusharthas in Eastern philosophy. Understand how each desire we have on a human level can lead us to liberation of mind and enlightenment. We discuss:

  • What are the Purusharthas?
  • Difference between Kama, Artha, Moksha and Dharma
  • What does it mean to live your Dharma?
  • How to know what your sacred duty is.

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How to Live Your Dharma


Debra Maldonado 00:28

Hello, welcome to season number seven of Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I am Debra Maldonado, here with the great Dr. Rob Maldonado. We’re excited to explore a new series in spiritual psychology. This series is about four human pursuits, the Purusharthas. Before we begin, I want to remind you to make sure you don’t miss an episode of Soul Sessions by clicking on the button here if you’re watching us on YouTube. If you’re listening to us on Spotify, iTunes, or another podcast service, make sure you subscribe to our channel and not miss another episode. Let’s talk about the four human pursuits.

Robert Maldonado 01:20

I wanted to start with a quote by Houston Smith, the author of World Religions. He says, “If we take the world’s enduring religions at their best, we discover the distilled wisdom of the human race.” That’s the spirit we’re approaching this work with. When we distill, when we look at the best of these world’s religions and spiritual traditions that have endured for thousands of years, we start to get a sense of the wisdom that sustains them, that gives them their staying power. There’s a deep wisdom there that we want to take advantage of, we want to bring it and translate it into a spiritual psychology that we can use, that can be applicable to anyone seeking transformation, wisdom, knowledge, peace of mind.

Debra Maldonado 02:27

What I love about it, it’s so practical that it’s almost too simple to think that it’s really that profound. But if you learn the Eastern philosophy from the root of the philosophies, reading it directly from the books, you’ll find such profound wisdom. We hope to bring that to you and help you see it as very accessible and very doable to apply in your life. We’re talking about the four human pursuits, we’ll be talking about them in this series. We’re going to focus on one, but the four are dharma, kama, artha, and moksha, which is my favorite. It is not a drink at Starbucks, it’s something much more profound. Let’s review what each of those four are. We’re going to be talking about dharma today. Let’s start with kama.

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