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Materialism vs. Happiness:
What Do Vedas Preach?

According to Vedas, life has a higher aim than merely enjoying material comforts. Vedas preach that by merely resorting to materialism one cannot have permanent happiness though one may have an illusion of the same.

Vedas says that the real happiness can not be attained by indulging in pursuit of the material gains but by living a life of purity, goodness, self control. That can be attained by making a consistent effort towards purifying mind, body and soul instead of trying to get more and more physical comforts, fame and name.

However, it is not easy to pursue what Vedas preach in the contemporary world as one is surrounded by materialistic ideas. There is a section of people, interestingly, who take refuge in the philosophy of Carvaka to justify their craving for the materialistic welfare.

Carvaka (Sanskrit cārvāka, also sometimes written as Charvaka) is a system of Indian philosophy that has assumed various forms of philosophical skepticism and religious indifference.[ It is also known as Lokayata (Sanskrit lokyāta).

In overviews of Indian Philosophy, Charvaka is classified as a "heterodox" system, the same classifcation as is given to Buddhism and Jainism. It is characterized as a materialistic and atheistic school of thought.

Charvaka counters the Vedic philosophy that happiness is not closely related to materialism. Charvaka's philosophy emphasizes that the concept of self and consciousness are related to inert matter and there is nothing beyond that which exists. It implies that the longing for happiness and pursuit and the pursuit for materialistic welfare are complementary.

Those who favor materialism as the only source of happiness say that to think, teach or study about God is sheer waste of time. And it is better to enjoy the physical comforts, of life if one wants to be really happy. However, Vedas, on the other hand preach that the only source of happiness could be quest for realizing the self. And one gets the real happiness when one gets 'moksha' or 'self-realization' or 'realization of God'. The real happiness, according to Vedic literature, is a state of eternal bliss. Once you attain that, you never lose it. You don't have to make any conscious effort to retain it.


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