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Anandmurti Gurumaa on Sexuality in Hindu Religion

Anandmurti Gurumaa Gives Her Thoughts On Sexuality In Hindu Religion.

If we think divinity and sexuality are two different extremes, then we really don’t understand the beauty of our sages and we really need to delve more deeply into the subject. We wouldn’t have been born if our parents had not indulged in sex. If sex was wrong and sinful, then this means that our very existence is sinful and wrong.

At least in Bharat (India) – dharma, artha, kama and moksha are considered to be the four pillars of human life. Here, ‘kama’ means ‘kamana’ - kamana for food, kamana for money, kamana for sex, kamana for children and are not considered sinful.

The institution of marriage was designed by our sages firstly to satiate and experience and then come out of the primal urges of sex; the secondary objective was to procreate and to give birth to children who will take over their work and wisdom. And the next generation would be responsible for disseminating messages and great work of ancestors.

That is why in all marriages conducted in different religions, there is some kind of religious ritual involved. In Hindu marriages specially the woman is considered to be Lakshmi and the husband is considered to be Vishnu, as if they are the personification of Vishnu and Lakshmi. They take the vow of being honest and sincere to each other and of taking care of each other. And this whole institution was designed in such a way that the person lives these physical relationships, creates a home, a place where both man and woman are safe, secure and together and they can work upon their spiritual aspects.