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- a combination of Dharma, Artha, and Kama

To begin with, Vatsyayana places Kama (variously and loosely interpreted as desire, affection, love, lust, sensual pleasure) within its context as one of the three principle goals of human life, the other two being Dharma and Artha. These three goals, known as the trivarga, or three-fold aims, are to be attempted in this life, according to ancient Hindu thought. All three are fairly complex concepts, but to express them simply - Dharma is the path of right action in accordance with the Holy Writ, of righteousness, of ethical principles. Artha is the pursuit of economic interests, the accumulation of wealth and material goods. Kama is the conscious enjoyment of sensual pleasures. Man must practice all three; each at the appropriate time and in such a manner that they may harmonize. Though Dharma is recognized as being superior to Artha, and that in turn to Kama, Vatsyayana enjoins the practice of all three for happiness, a nice balance between spiritual, material and sensual objectives. From: http://rareart.hypermart.net/kama.htm