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Chapter20 - The Menace of Materialism

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At 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.

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