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Artha (Skt., ‘goal’, ‘advantage’, ‘wealth’).
1. In Hinduism, a goal of life. There are four traditional arthas; dharma (duty, law), artha (advantage, utility, goal-oriented activity), kāma (erotic or aesthetic expression), and mokṣa (release, liberation). Artha is success in one's worldly pursuits. See also ARTHAŚĀSTRA.

2. In Sāṃkhya and Yoga philosophy, the object of the senses.