Family Life & Monastic Life

The Spiritual Ideals of Hinduism's Two Noble Paths

In Hinduism there has always been a choice of paths to follow—grihastha or sannyasa, family or monk. Unfortunately, in modern Hinduism the distinction between the two has become muddled, both in the minds of Hindus themselves as well as in textbooks and other writings that present Hinduism to the non-Hindu world.