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Four Stages of Life According to Hinduism

1. Name and describe each of the four stages of life according to Hinduism (write one sentence for each stage). Can you find parallels to these stages in the culture in which you were raised?

2. How does Krishna convince Arjuna that he must go ahead with the battle that he is hesitant about, even though many will be killed? What do you think of his explanation?

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Hello;

As always, it is my pleasure to assist you today with some notes related to a few aspects of Hinduism. By way of reminder, I am a professor in the state of Arizona.

As mentioned, there are four distinct stages of life, as taught by the Hindu faith. Each of these stages is referred to as an Ashrama.

The First Ashrama is called Brachmacharya, which is meant to be the student stage of life.

The Second Ashrama is called Girhastha, which is the Householder Stage.

The Third Ashrama is Vanaprastha, which is defined as the Hermit Stage.

The Fourth Ashrama is Sannyasa, which is the wandering Ascetic Stage of life.

While Hinduism teaches that most people go through each of the four stages of life, some are more applicable to our respective cultures that we reside in. Where a person in one culture might progress through the stages rather quickly, the speed at which such a ...

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