Essence of Human Life
The essence of human life according to Ayurveda
The fourfold essence of human life is
- DHARMA (righteousness),
- ARTHA (wealth),
- PRITI (affection)
- YASHA (fame), which are based on the offspring.
So the man of self-restraint should always seek to maintain his virility by means of virilification, as righteousness, wealth, affection and good repute are dependant on the maintenance of healthy manhood, which is a means of begetting a son in whom these qualities are based.
According to Ayurvedic texts, one should not aim just to have an offspring but should aim to have SUBAHUPRAJA which means a healthy and strong offspring who is physically as well as mentally fit and proves to be good citizens. This latter is the aim of vajikarana medicines.