Quotes from Scriptures


स्मरणं कीर्तनं केली श्रवणं गुह्यभाषणम् ।  संकल्पोऽध्यवसायश्च क्रियानिष्पत्ति एव च ।

एतद् मैथुनं अष्टांगं प्रवदन्ति मनैषिणा: ।।

Meaning: 1. Thinking of a woman, 2. Description of her qualities, 3. Playing games with her, 4. Listening to her talk, 5. Speaking to her when alone, 6. Wishing to acquire her, 7. Trying to acquire her and 8. Actual intercourse are the eight types of sexual intercourse.Hence a seeker should not indulge in any of the above activities. A seeker’s celibacy is destroyed by anyone of the above eight sexual acts. A married householder’s celibacy however is destroyed only by the actual sexual act. The more one progresses towards the sattva component the more are the restrictions.



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