Sex life, according to the Vedic wisdom, is the greatest cause of material bondage because it is the greatest pleasure of material life. Therefore it must be restricted, and the restriction is to marry and to have sex only for the purpose of generating children.
Considering these different viewpoints, how should traumatized herpes victims be counseled? Are they being punished by an omnipotent God? Are they random victims of forces of nature beyond the control of a well-meaning but limited God?
Sex is the main happiness in this material world. That is the main happiness, and it is very abominable. What is this happiness? It is like the rubbing of two hands together to relieve an itch.
The illusion I want to destroy is perhaps the most deeply rooted and pervasive of all human convictions. It is the idea that we can achieve happiness through the enjoyment of our senses, especially through that prototype of all pleasure, sex and sexual love.
“There’s a difficulty in homosexuality, as soon as it goes into a personal relationship, there’s a raging contradiction. You’ve got two proud roosters or two hens—and sometimes one of the roosters is forced to play a hen, or one of the hens is forced to play a rooster. It’s edgy.”
We give equal roles spiritually. Materially, one person is an assistant, another person is a manager. How can you avoid this?
Maya, the illusory material nature, is duping people into accepting lust in place of love. Lust is what traps the living entities, who are spiritual by nature, in this material world.
In this material world everyone is attracted by sex. This is a fact. The happiness—the so-called happiness—of household life begins from sexual intercourse.
The free-wheeling sexual revolution is upwards of a decade old, and it seems there’s no going back. We’ve shrugged off the foolish and primitive shackles of sexual restraint and opened ourselves to progressive and liberating conceptions of male and female sexuality.