this juncture it is necessary to pinpoint the menace of materialism
also. Hinduism has never forbidden the acquisition and enjoyment of
material wealth, comforts and pleasures. It has only introduced the safety-valve
of Dharma, that is all. If Artha and Kama become the sole aims of
life and Dharma is totally neglected, then it becomes gross
materialism, which is another name for the law of the jungle.
Now-a-days the tendency towards such materialism is increasing to
the detriment of our nation. Hence comes the necessity to recognize
and check this menace.
A glance at the so-called advanced
and civilized countries of the world will reveal what havoc has been
brought about by materialism.