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Meanings of Old Age and Aging in the Tradition of India Shrinivas Tilak

Meanings of Old Age and Aging in the Tradition of India

Shrinivas Tilak

Published July 11th 2006
ISBN : 9781934192016
Paperback
170 pages
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Successful aging requires not only internal accommodation to ones own system of needs but also reasonable conformity to the demands of ones community. Like the Faustian ancient Indian aspired to have the full experience of the most diverseMoreSuccessful aging requires not only internal accommodation to ones own system of needs but also reasonable conformity to the demands of ones community. Like the Faustian ancient Indian aspired to have the full experience of the most diverse possibilities of human life. The Buddha saw in this thirst the basic cause of suffering. But Hindus did not dismiss this basic human instinct so easily. They sought to sample every aspect of human experience (albeit with restraint imposed by dharma and limited to a particular stage of life), which allows humans to exhaust them by plumbing their depths fully.