धर्मार्थकामाः खलु तात! लोके समीक्षिता धर्मफलोदयेषु । ते तत्र सर्वे स्युरसंशयं मे भार्येव वश्याभिमता सुपुत्रा ॥

– श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे एकविंशस्सर्गः (५६) In order to impress upon the importance of Dharma, ShriRaama speaks this outstanding verse to Laxmana and Kaikeyi. It means “Without any doubt, the four purushaarthaas: Dharma, Artha, Kaama and Moksha, are all the fruits of (the tree named) Dharma. Also, a dharmapatni/bhaarya is one who gives all the four…

धर्माय यशसेऽर्थाय कामाय स्वजनायच । पञ्चधा विभजन् वित्तं इहामुत्रच शोभते ॥

श्रीमद्भागवते महापुराणे पारमहंस्यां संहितायां अष्टमस्कन्धे एकोनविंशोऽध्यायः (३७) The great Shukraachaarya taught the ideal way of spending wealth to Bali through this beautiful shloka: “One should divide his wealth into five parts and spend it such that none of the following 5 heads of expenditure will suffer: Dharma Earning name and fame Earning wealth Satisfying desires…