The Place Of Kāma Among Other Puruṣārthas: A Sanskrit Poetics Perspective
The goals of artha and kāma can be truly described as puruṣārtha only when they fall within the ambit of dharma. This is so, because, only then do they allow the puruṣa to evolve towards the ultimate state of freedom from Matter. The pursuit of artha and kāma for their own sake is no puruṣārtha.
July 7, 2022 Shankar Rajaraman