Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hindu marriage - Support of celibacy?

A Hindu's ultimate aim is self realisation. Becoming a sanyasi is one of the essential step. And celibacy is a step towards being a sanyasi.
Celibacy is difficult to practise. Much like censorship the more you put pressure to practise celibacy more is the urge to indulge in carnal pleasure. A man then decides to marry. Because he is unable to live in a life of conflict between celibacy and sex. He enjoys the life of marriage and children are born. He may remarry but the celibacy force of Hindu is strong and he correctly feels that remarrying is not a solution. The balance between celibacy and sexual urge results in monogamy. Monogamy is being with nature. For the ratio between number of men and women is approximately 1:1. Thus celibacy is a will of God and is consistent with nature.
I do not claim the above to be a logical deduction. Logic is after all a western concept. I tremble to say emphatic no or an emphatic yes. Because these are logical statements. I may at the most say "I feel like" or "I feel resonant with". 
I am thankful to the western mind for giving us the liberty to make logical statements. And on behalf of all the Google bloggers I wish them good luck.  

2 comments:

Destination Infinity said...

I don't think it's so difficult to remain unmarried. It requires some discipline and proper planning, that's all.

Destination Infinity

Kirtivasan said...

Maybe not. Thanks for your comments,DI.