The Fourth Stage: A Hindu’s Quest For Release

DVD – (40 Minutes, 1985)

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fourth…accompanies retired newspaper editor, E.R. Seturam, as he wrestle with the decision whether or not to abandon all of his possessions and become a wandering sannyasin in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. He’s recently retired and is at an age when orthodox men traditionally have begun preparation for the fourth stage of life as a sannysin. As he says, “It is one thing to be an arm-chair philosopher and quite another to experience these truths for yourself. Now that I have some time at my disposal, I’m going on a quest for that experience.”

We follow Seturam to the Deccan Herald office where he tells old friends: “If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from 35 years of journalism, it’s that no two men will report a single event in the same way. All truth of this world is only relatively real. But now at 64, I feel the need to seek for a different kind of truth, which is more abiding, more real. Old age is not the end; it can be a new beginning.”

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