The Concept of Purushartha and Contemporary Indian Society.
In the contemporary age, the advancement in science and technology has expanded the horizon of human knowledge and made life more comfortable and more secure. On the other hand life has become more insecure too. The rising number of crimes, corruption, unrest and demoralization almost at every level of the society can hardly convince one that we may rest complacent. In these circumstances it is wise to consider whether the old values are enshrined in our ancient texts may be useful in solving the crisis of the contemporary age problems. When science fails to check such propensities, the ancient scriptures have to be restored for moderating influence. If we get more and more power from science and more and more moderation from the scriptures, their combination will certainly yield a very balanced way of living.