The householder so-called helps the other orders in the proper fulfilment of
their duties: The unmarried student, he, who gives up active life and goes to the jungle,
and the sanyasin, can carry on as such, only because some others live as good
householders. The householders therefore should not be looked upon as selfishly living for
pleasures while the others are leading lives of abstinence. The householder works for the
others who renounce work.
Love and right conduct give to the
householder's life its true character and purposefulness: Family life is beautiful and
purposeful only if love and Dharma mark it. Love makes it beautiful and Dharma is
fulfilment of its purpose.