Path of Householder

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I have a feeling that there has been a certain bias in the interpretation of Vedic tradition as most of the proponents have been renunciates. Besides, the model that they uphold is one of renunciation as being supreme and that must cause a problem for householders for they would forever remain in conflict as the ideal they have chosen does not fall within their ambit unless of course they too renounce.

One of the consequences is that path of action has not got the importance it deserves. Though Gita by far seems to favour the path of action over that of knowledge yet there continues to remain this tilt towards the later or its subsidiary discipline, in the main discourse meant for the public.