1958, V. Raghavan ''Chapter XII: Kāma, The Third End of Man'', Stephen N Hay, William Theodore De Bary (editors), ''Sources of Indian Tradition'', Volume 2, page 258,
- The place of kāma or the pursuit of love and pleasure in the balanced Hindu scheme of life derives from the importance attached to the life of the married householder (''grhastha'').
2006, ''Indian Erotology'', article in Alan Soble (editor), ''Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia'', Volume 1: A-L, page 493,
- Ancient Indian thought divides the principal aims of human existence into ''dharma'' (religion, morality, social obligations), ''artha'' (economics, politics, power), and ''kāma'' (erotic pleasure, sexual interaction, sexual gratification).
(qualifier) to burn
love, especially sexual love or sensuality.
a kind of dagger
one of the four main goals of the material existence