Centring Leisure: A Hindu View of Leisure

  • Veena Sharma


Drawing from the Hindu view of life, the chapter states that leisure is the underlying ground of existence, a human exigency that will actualise itself. As such, it is more a matter for discovery in the here and now, rather than a thing to be striven for in a future temporal or spatial dimension. Leisure, in this understanding, is a survival need, a compulsive and universal human urge, and not the privilege of a particular class. Knowingly or unknowingly, everyone enjoys leisure at one time or another. Without some leisure, life would be impossible. The consciously attained, more satisfying, form of it is available to anyone who seeks it and makes an effort to realise it.


Culture Vedanta Freedom kosa Ananda Purushartha 


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  • Veena Sharma
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Advanced StudyShimlaIndia

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