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Topic: Sex (licit and illicit)

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Counting down to zero karma Initiated devotees within the Krishna consciousness movement vow to chant a minimum quota of the Hare Krishna mantra each day on beads. They also take vows to avoid 1) intoxication, 2) illicit sex, 3) meat eating, and 4) gambling. These are commonly known as the "four regulative principles." Anyone can chant anywhere and anytime and get spiritual benefit. At the same...
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No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. Not only is it unpleasant; it can be dangerous. Kings routinely used to kill on the spot hapless messengers bringing word of defeat. Even so, most people still acknowledge that truth, however unpalatable, is preferable to illusion, however cheering. This is, after all, only practical, for the facts as they affect us have a certain implacable...
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To speak ill of sexual pleasure was certainly not a strategic move for one who wanted to create followers among the Lower East Side hippies during the 1960s in New York. But Prabhupada never considered changing his message. When told that Americans didn't like to hear that sex was only for conceiving children, Prabhupada had replied, "I cannot change the philosophy to please the Americans." "...