Artha Panchaka — The Five Requirements. There are the five categories of spiritual knowledge which one needs to study, reflect upon, realize and practice in order to progress spiritually. These are:-
1. para-svarupam — The nature of the Godhead.
2. sva-svarupam — The nature of the Self.
3. purushartha svarupam — The nature of life’s goal.
4. upaya svarupam — The means to attain that goal.
5. virodhi svarupam — The obstacles on the spiritual path
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