Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The noblest among the four ashramas

Among the four ashramas, brahmacharya, garhastya, vanaprastha and sanyasa, which is the noblest ? Skanda puranam says, grihasthashrama that of the householder because the other three are dependent on the householder. Even the devas, pitrus and animals etc. are dependent on what is provided by the householder.