What is true Kama and Moksha mentioned as the goals of human life? What is the importance of achieving them? Bhagawan clearly explains to us today!
The word Kama (of the four Purusharthas or goals of human life, Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha) is generally associated with worldly desires and sensual pleasures. But, when it is considered as a Purushartha – as one of the purposes of life – it relates to the yearning for God and not to mundane desires. The term Moksha is generally understood as referring to the means by which one reaches God or Heaven. But one can be in Heaven only for the period earned by one’s meritorious deeds and at the end will have to be reborn again. But Moksha in the true sense refers to a state in which nothing is lacking and there is no incoming or going out. It is a state without name or form. It is not a specific place to go to. It is the attainment of unity with the Divine. For every human being, the first task, among the four Purusharthas, must be to determine what is permanent and what is transient and seek the Eternal Madhava. The second objective is the acquisition of Divine Wisdom as the real wealth. The third is to develop faith in God and yearn for realisation, of mergence in God. The fourth is Moksha, the state of Self-realisation in which there is no change and there is no movement.
– Divine Discourse, Jan 14, 1985.