Sex life

SB 1.1.1-3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.1.1

O my Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes. He is directly and indirectly conscious of all manifestations, and He is independent because there is no other cause beyond Him. It is He only who first imparted the Vedic knowledge unto the heart of Brahmājī, the original living being. By Him even the great sages and demigods are placed into illusion, as one is bewildered by the illusory representations of water seen in fire, or land seen on water. Only because of Him do the material universes, temporarily manifested by the reactions of the three modes of nature, appear factual, although they are unreal. I therefore meditate upon Him, Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is eternally existent in the transcendental abode, which is forever free from the illusory representations of the material world. I meditate upon Him, for He is the Absolute Truth.

  • among castes, SB 1.14.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.14.42

    Have you contacted a woman of impeachable character, or have you not properly treated a deserving woman? Or have you been defeated on the way by someone who is inferior or equal to you?
  • animal, compared with human, SB 2.3.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.18

    Do the trees not live? Do the bellows of the blacksmith not breathe? All around us, do the beasts not eat and discharge semen?
    , SB 3.10.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.10.26

    The creation of the human beings, who are of one species only and who stock their eatables in the belly, is the ninth in the rotation. In the human race, the mode of passion is very prominent. Humans are always busy in the midst of miserable life, but they think themselves happy in all respects.
  • animalistic, SB 8.9.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.9.10

    O demons, as monkeys, jackals and dogs are unsteady in their sexual relationships and want newer and newer friends every day, women who live independently seek new friends daily. Friendship with such a woman is never permanent. This is the opinion of learned scholars.
  • animallike, SB 3.31.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.33

    He becomes devoid of truthfulness, cleanliness, mercy, gravity, spiritual intelligence, shyness, austerity, fame, forgiveness, control of the mind, control of the senses, fortune and all such opportunities.
  • as basis of material life, 4.4.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.26

    Thus, in order to give up her body, which had been so respectfully and affectionately seated on the lap of Lord Śiva, who is worshiped by great sages and saints, Satī, due to anger towards her father, began to meditate on the fiery air within the body.
  • as binding, SB 3.28.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.32

    A yogī should similarly meditate on the most benevolent smile of Lord Śrī Hari, a smile which, for all those who bow to Him, dries away the ocean of tears caused by intense grief. The yogī should also meditate on the Lord's arched eyebrows, which are manifested by His internal potency in order to charm the sex-god for the good of the sages.
  • as bodily demand, SB 7.14.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.10

    Even if one is a householder rather than a brahmacārī, a sannyāsī or a vānaprastha, one should not endeavor very hard for religiosity, economic development or satisfaction of the senses. Even in householder life, one should be satisfied to maintain body and soul together with whatever is available with minimum endeavor, according to place and time, by the grace of the Lord. One should not engage oneself in ugra-karma.
  • as creation principle, SB 3.26.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.51

    From these seven principles, roused into activity and united by the presence of the Lord, an unintelligent egg arose, from which appeared the celebrated Cosmic Being.
  • as demon’s interest, SB 4.25.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.52

    On the western side was a gate named Āsurī. Through that gate King Purañjana used to go to the city of Grāmaka, accompanied by his friend Durmada.
  • as distressful, SB 7.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.26

    In this human form of life, men and women unite for the sensual pleasure of sex, but by actual experience we have observed that none of them are happy. Therefore, seeing the contrary results, I have stopped taking part in materialistic activities.
  • as impetus for material progress, SB 4.27.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.9

    Of these many sons, each produced hundreds and hundreds of grandsons. In this way the whole city of Pañcāla became overcrowded by these sons and grandsons of King Purañjana.
  • as material life’s basis, SB 4.25.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.32

    Nārada continued: My dear King, when Purañjana became so attracted and impatient to touch the girl and enjoy her, the girl also became attracted by his words and accepted his request by smiling. By this time she was certainly attracted by the King.
    , SB 4.27.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.9

    Of these many sons, each produced hundreds and hundreds of grandsons. In this way the whole city of Pañcāla became overcrowded by these sons and grandsons of King Purañjana.
  • as materialist’s sole happiness, SB 6.3.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.3.28

    Paramahaṁsas are exalted persons who have no taste for material enjoyment and who drink the honey of the Lord's lotus feet. My dear servants, bring to me for punishment only persons who are averse to the taste of that honey, who do not associate with paramahaṁsas and who are attached to family life and worldly enjoyment, which form the path to hell.
  • as pleasurable duty, SB 3.14.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.22

    Even though it is not possible to repay you, I shall satisfy your sex desire immediately for the sake of begetting children. But you must wait for only a few seconds so that others may not reproach me.
  • as profit, adoration & distinction, SB 2.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.2.12

    The Lord's magnanimous pastimes and the glowing glancing of His smiling face are all indications of His extensive benedictions. One must therefore concentrate on this transcendental form of the Lord, as long as the mind can be fixed on Him by meditation.
  • as suffering, SB 7.9.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.45

    Sex life is compared to the rubbing of two hands to relieve an itch. Gṛhamedhis, so-called gṛhasthas who have no spiritual knowledge, think that this itching is the greatest platform of happiness, although actually it is a source of distress. The kṛpaṇas, the fools who are just the opposite of brāhmaṇas, are not satisfied by repeated sensuous enjoyment. Those who are dhīra, however, who are sober and who tolerate this itching, are not subjected to the sufferings of fools and rascals.
  • as supreme material mellow, SB 4.25.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.18

    The branches of the trees standing on the bank of the lake received particles of water carried by the spring air from the falls coming down from the icy mountain.
  • as unnecessary, SB 7.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.1

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired from Nārada Muni: O my lord, O great sage, kindly explain how we who are staying at home without knowledge of the goal of life may also easily attain liberation, according to the instructions of the Vedas.
  • āśramas forbidding, SB 7.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.1

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired from Nārada Muni: O my lord, O great sage, kindly explain how we who are staying at home without knowledge of the goal of life may also easily attain liberation, according to the instructions of the Vedas.
  • attachment to, SB 9.19.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.17

    One should not allow oneself to sit on the same seat even with one's own mother, sister or daughter, for the senses are so strong that even though one is very advanced in knowledge, he may be attracted by sex.
    • as universal, SB 3.31.36-38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.36

      At the sight of his own daughter, Brahmā was bewildered by her charms and shamelessly ran up to her in the form of a stag when she took the form of a hind.
    • degradation via, SB 3.31.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.33

      He becomes devoid of truthfulness, cleanliness, mercy, gravity, spiritual intelligence, shyness, austerity, fame, forgiveness, control of the mind, control of the senses, fortune and all such opportunities.
    • detailed, SB 3.31.32-42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.32

      If, therefore, the living entity again associates with the path of unrighteousness, influenced by sensually minded people engaged in the pursuit of sexual enjoyment and the gratification of the palate, he again goes to hell as before.
    • freedom from, SB 3.28.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.32

      A yogī should similarly meditate on the most benevolent smile of Lord Śrī Hari, a smile which, for all those who bow to Him, dries away the ocean of tears caused by intense grief. The yogī should also meditate on the Lord's arched eyebrows, which are manifested by His internal potency in order to charm the sex-god for the good of the sages.
    • See: Attachment
  • attractive force of, SB 6.18.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.18.30

    In the beginning of creation, Lord Brahmā, the father of the living entities of the universe, saw that all the living entities were unattached. To increase population, he then created woman from the better half of man's body, for woman's behavior carries away a man's mind.
  • bondage to, SB 7.7.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.46

    My dear friends, O sons of the asuras, the living entity receives different types of bodies according to his previous fruitive activities. Thus he is seen to suffer with reference to his particular body in all conditions of life, beginning with his infusion into the womb. Please tell me, therefore, after full consideration, what is the living entity's actual interest in fruitive activities, which result in hardship and misery?
  • Brahmā attracted to, SB 3.12.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.12.28

    O Vidura, we have heard that Brahmā had a daughter named Vāk who was born from his body and who attracted his mind toward sex, although she was not sexually inclined towards him.
    , SB 3.12.32-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.12.32

    Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, who, by His own effulgence, while situated in Himself, has manifested this cosmos. May He also protect religion for all goodness.
  • brahmacārī avoids, SB 6.1.13-14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.13-14

    To concentrate the mind, one must observe a life of celibacy and not fall down. One must undergo the austerity of voluntarily giving up sense enjoyment. One must then control the mind and senses, give charity, be truthful, clean and nonviolent, follow the regulative principles and regularly chant the holy name of the Lord. Thus a sober and faithful person who knows the religious principles is temporarily purified of all sins performed with his body, words and mind. These sins are like the dried leaves of creepers beneath a bamboo tree, which may be burned by fire although their roots remain to grow again at the first opportunity.
  • brahmacārīs abstain from, SB 3.12.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.12.42

    Then the thread ceremony for the twice-born was inaugurated, as were the rules to be followed for at least one year after acceptance of the Vedas, rules for observing complete abstinence from sex life, vocations in terms of Vedic injunctions, various professional duties in household life, and the method of maintaining a livelihood without anyone's cooperation by picking up rejected grains.
  • brahmacārīs prohibited from, SB 4.25.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.17

    On the outskirts of that city were many beautiful trees and creepers encircling a nice lake. Also surrounding that lake were many groups of birds and bees that were always chanting and humming.
    , SB 4.28.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.3

    Gradually Kālakanyā, with the help of dangerous soldiers, attacked all the inhabitants of Purañjana's city and thus rendered them useless for all purposes.
    , SB 4.31.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.1

    The great saint Maitreya continued: After that, the Pracetās lived at home for thousands of years and developed perfect knowledge in spiritual consciousness. At last they remembered the blessings of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and left home, putting their wife in charge of a perfect son.
  • brahmacārīs reject, SB 7.12.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.7

    A brahmacārī, or one who has not accepted the gṛhastha-āśrama [family life], must rigidly avoid talking with women or about women, for the senses are so powerful that they may agitate even the mind of a sannyāsī, a member of the renounced order of life.
  • businesses for, SB 4.26.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.6

    If a king is too attracted to eating flesh, he may, according to the directions of the revealed scriptures on sacrificial performances, go to the forest and kill some animals that are recommended for killing. One is not allowed to kill animals unnecessarily or without restrictions. The Vedas regulate animal-killing to stop the extravagance of foolish men influenced by the modes of passion and ignorance.
  • by religious principles, SB 3.14.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.38

    The learned Kaśyapa said: Because of your mind's being polluted, because of defilement of the particular time, because of your negligence of my directions, and because of your being apathetic to the demigods, everything was inauspicious.
  • by renunciant condemned, SB 3.14.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.21

    O queen of the home, we are not able to act like you, nor could we repay you for what you have done, even if we worked for our entire life or even after death. To repay you is not possible, even for those who are admirers of personal qualities.
  • checks spiritual life, SB 4.4.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.4.26

    Thus, in order to give up her body, which had been so respectfully and affectionately seated on the lap of Lord Śiva, who is worshiped by great sages and saints, Satī, due to anger towards her father, began to meditate on the fiery air within the body.
  • child uninterested in, SB 4.22.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.12

    Mahārāja Pṛthu offered his welcome to the four Kumāras, addressing them as the best of the brāhmaṇas. He welcomed them, saying: From the beginning of your birth you strictly observed the vows of celibacy, and although you are experienced in the path of liberation, you are keeping yourselves just like small children.
  • cleanliness after, SB 3.14.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.32

    Thereafter the brāhmaṇa took his bath in the water and controlled his speech by practicing trance, meditating on the eternal effulgence and chanting the holy Gāyatrī hymns within his mouth.
  • compared to sucking blood, SB 2.3.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.19

    Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the deliverer from evils.
  • conditioned souls seek, SB 3.20.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.18

    First of all, Brahmā created from his shadow the coverings of ignorance of the conditioned souls. They are five in number and are called tāmisra, andha-tāmisra, tamas, moha and mahā-moha.
  • Dakṣa’s facility for, SB 6.4.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.4.52

    Now unite in sexual life as man and woman, and in this way, by sexual intercourse, you will be able to beget hundreds of children in the womb of this girl to increase the population.
  • dangers in, SB 3.12.28-29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.12.28

    O Vidura, we have heard that Brahmā had a daughter named Vāk who was born from his body and who attracted his mind toward sex, although she was not sexually inclined towards him.
    , SB 3.12.32-33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.12.32

    Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, who, by His own effulgence, while situated in Himself, has manifested this cosmos. May He also protect religion for all goodness.
  • death caused via, SB 3.26.57plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.57

    After this, semen (the faculty of procreation) and the god who presides over the waters appeared. Next appeared an anus and then the organs of defecation and thereupon the god of death, who is feared throughout the universe.
  • demigods attracted to, SB 4.24.11-12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.11

    Mahārāja Barhiṣat—henceforward known as Prācīnabarhi—was ordered by the supreme demigod Lord Brahmā to marry the daughter of the ocean named Śatadruti. Her bodily features were completely beautiful, and she was very young. She was decorated with the proper garments, and when she came into the marriage arena and began circumambulating it, the fire-god Agni became so attracted to her that he desired her company, exactly as he had formerly desired to enjoy Śukī.
  • demigods free of, SB 3.20.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.23

    Lord Brahmā then gave birth to the demons from his buttocks, and they were very fond of sex. Because they were too lustful, they approached him for copulation.
    , SB 3.20.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.31

    Adorned with dark tresses, she hid herself, as it were, out of shyness. Upon seeing that girl, the asuras were all infatuated with an appetite for sex.
  • demigods morose after, SB 4.6.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.6.25

    My dear Kṣattā, Vidura, the celestial damsels come down to those rivers in their airplanes with their husbands, and after sexual enjoyment, they enter the water and enjoy sprinkling their husbands with water.
  • demons pursue, SB 3.20.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.23

    Lord Brahmā then gave birth to the demons from his buttocks, and they were very fond of sex. Because they were too lustful, they approached him for copulation.
    , SB 3.20.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.29

    The body given up by Brahmā took the form of the evening twilight, when the day and night meet, a time which kindles passion. The asuras, who are passionate by nature, dominated as they are by the element of rajas, took it for a damsel, whose lotus feet resounded with the tinkling of anklets, whose eyes were wide with intoxication and whose hips were covered by fine cloth, over which shone a girdle.
    , SB 3.20.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.31

    Adorned with dark tresses, she hid herself, as it were, out of shyness. Upon seeing that girl, the asuras were all infatuated with an appetite for sex.
    , SB 3.20.34-35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.34

    Who are you, O pretty girl? Whose wife or daughter are you, and what can be the object of your appearing before us? Why do you tantalize us, unfortunate as we are, with the priceless commodity of your beauty?
    , SB 3.20.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.36

    O beautiful woman, when you strike the bouncing ball against the ground with your hand again and again, your lotus feet do not stay in one place. Oppressed by the weight of your full-grown breasts, your waist becomes fatigued, and your clear vision grows dull, as it were. Pray braid your comely hair.
  • demons slave for, SB 7.7.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.46

    My dear friends, O sons of the asuras, the living entity receives different types of bodies according to his previous fruitive activities. Thus he is seen to suffer with reference to his particular body in all conditions of life, beginning with his infusion into the womb. Please tell me, therefore, after full consideration, what is the living entity's actual interest in fruitive activities, which result in hardship and misery?
  • desire for, by nice atmosphere, SB 4.6.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.6.30

    All these atmospheric influences unsettled the forest elephants who flocked together in the sandalwood forest, and the blowing wind agitated the minds of the damsels there for further sexual enjoyment.
    • See: Sex desire
  • detachment from. See: Detachment
  • devotional service superior to, SB 4.22.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.39

    The devotees, who are always engaged in the service of the toes of the lotus feet of the Lord, can very easily overcome hard-knotted desires for fruitive activities. Because this is very difficult, the nondevotees—the jñānīs and yogīs—although trying to stop the waves of sense gratification, cannot do so. Therefore you are advised to engage in the devotional service of Kṛṣṇa, the son of Vasudeva.
    , SB 4.23.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.29

    The great sage Maitreya continued speaking: My dear Vidura, when the wives of the denizens of heaven were thus talking amongst themselves, Queen Arci reached the planet which her husband, Mahārāja Pṛthu, the topmost self-realized soul, had attained.
  • discharges during, SB 3.23.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.48

    Immediately afterward, on the same day, Devahūti gave birth to nine female children, all charming in every limb and fragrant with the scent of the red lotus flower.
  • disease from, SB 4.28.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.1

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, afterward, the King of the Yavanas, whose name is fear itself, as well as Prajvāra, Kālakanyā, and his soldiers, began to travel all over the world.
  • Diti desired, SB 3.14.8-16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.8

    Diti, daughter of Dakṣa, being afflicted with sex desire, begged her husband, Kaśyapa, the son of Marīci, to have intercourse with her in the evening in order to beget a child.
    , SB 3.14.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.30

    Maitreya said: Diti was thus informed by her husband, but she was pressed by Cupid for sexual satisfaction. She caught hold of the clothing of the great brāhmaṇa sage, just like a shameless public prostitute.
  • duality epitomized by, SB 7.12.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.10

    As long as a living entity is not completely self-realized—as long as he is not independent of the misconception of identifying with his body, which is nothing but a reflection of the original body and senses—he cannot be relieved of the conception of duality, which is epitomized by the duality between man and woman. Thus there is every chance that he will fall down because his intelligence is bewildered.
  • epitomized by ass, SB 2.3.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.19

    Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the deliverer from evils.
  • false guru preaches, SB 8.24.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.24.51

    A materialistic so-called guru instructs his materialistic disciples about economic development and sense gratification, and because of such instructions the foolish disciples continue in the materialistic existence of ignorance. But Your Lordship gives knowledge that is eternal, and the intelligent person receiving such knowledge is quickly situated in his original constitutional position.
  • family life as, SB 7.6.11-13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.11-13

    How can a person who is most affectionate to his family, the core of his heart being always filled with their pictures, give up their association? Specifically, a wife is always very kind and sympathetic and always pleases her husband in a solitary place. Who could give up the association of such a dear and affectionate wife? Small children talk in broken language, very pleasing to hear, and their affectionate father always thinks of their sweet words. How could he give up their association? One's elderly parents and one's sons and daughters are also very dear. A daughter is especially dear to her father, and while living at her husband's house she is always in his mind. Who could give up that association? Aside from this, in household affairs there are many decorated items of household furniture, and there are also animals and servants. Who could give up such comforts? The attached householder is like a silkworm, which weaves a cocoon in which it becomes imprisoned, unable to get out. Simply for the satisfaction of two important senses—the genitals and the tongue—one is bound by material conditions. How can one escape?
    , SB 7.6.17-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.17-18

    My dear friends, O sons of the demons, it is certain that no one bereft of knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead has been able to liberate himself from material bondage at any time or in any country. Rather, those bereft of knowledge of the Lord are bound by the material laws. They are factually addicted to sense gratification, and their target is woman. Indeed, they are actually playthings in the hands of attractive women. Victimized by such a conception of life, they become surrounded by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and thus they are shackled to material bondage. Those who are very much addicted to this conception of life are called demons. Therefore, although you are sons of demons, keep aloof from such persons and take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, the origin of all the demigods, because the ultimate goal for the devotees of Nārāyaṇa is liberation from the bondage of material existence.
    , SB 7.6.17-18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.6.17-18

    My dear friends, O sons of the demons, it is certain that no one bereft of knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead has been able to liberate himself from material bondage at any time or in any country. Rather, those bereft of knowledge of the Lord are bound by the material laws. They are factually addicted to sense gratification, and their target is woman. Indeed, they are actually playthings in the hands of attractive women. Victimized by such a conception of life, they become surrounded by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and thus they are shackled to material bondage. Those who are very much addicted to this conception of life are called demons. Therefore, although you are sons of demons, keep aloof from such persons and take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, the origin of all the demigods, because the ultimate goal for the devotees of Nārāyaṇa is liberation from the bondage of material existence.
    , SB 9.19.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.10

    The she-goat went to the residence of a brāhmaṇa who was the maintainer of another she-goat, and that brāhmaṇa angrily cut off the he-goat's dangling testicles. But at the he-goat's request, the brāhmaṇa later rejoined them by the power of mystic yoga.
  • fools & rascals pleased by, SB 4.29.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.14

    The city called Grāmaka, which is approached through the lower gate of Āsurī [the genital], is meant for sex, which is very pleasing to common men who are simply fools and rascals. The faculty of procreation is called Durmada, and the rectum is called Nirṛti.
  • for gṛhastha restricted, SB 7.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.11

    All the rules and regulations apply equally to the householder and the sannyāsī, the member of the renounced order of life. The gṛhastha, however, is given permission by the spiritual master to indulge in sex during the period favorable for procreation.
    , SB 7.14.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.1

    Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira inquired from Nārada Muni: O my lord, O great sage, kindly explain how we who are staying at home without knowledge of the goal of life may also easily attain liberation, according to the instructions of the Vedas.
  • for gṛhasthas, SB 3.22.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.14

    Svāyambhuva Manu continued: O wise man, I heard that you were prepared to marry. Please accept her hand, which is being offered to you by me, since you have not taken a vow of perpetual celibacy.
    , SB 3.23.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.11

    Devahūti continued: My dear lord, I am struck by excited emotion for you. Therefore kindly make what arrangements must be made according to the scriptures so that my skinny body, emaciated through unsatisfied passion, may be rendered fit for you. Also, my lord, please think of a suitable house for this purpose.
  • for begetting children, SB 3.17.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.17.15

    Marking these and many other omens of evil times, everyone but the four sage—sons of Brahmā, who were aware of the fall of Jaya and Vijaya and of their birth as Diti's sons, was seized with fear. They did not know the secrets of these portents and thought that the dissolution of the universe was at hand.
    , SB 3.22.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.22.19

    Therefore I shall accept this chaste girl as my wife, on the condition that after she bears semen from my body, I shall accept the life of devotional service accepted by the most perfect human beings. That process was described by Lord Viṣṇu. It is free from envy.
    , SB 3.23.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.11

    Devahūti continued: My dear lord, I am struck by excited emotion for you. Therefore kindly make what arrangements must be made according to the scriptures so that my skinny body, emaciated through unsatisfied passion, may be rendered fit for you. Also, my lord, please think of a suitable house for this purpose.
  • for children, ceremony at, SB 4.31.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.10

    A civilized human being has three kinds of births. The first birth is by a pure father and mother, and this birth is called birth by semen. The next birth takes place when one is initiated by the spiritual master, and this birth is called sāvitra. The third birth, called yājñika, takes place when one is given the opportunity to worship Lord Viṣṇu. Despite the opportunities for attaining such births, even if one gets the life-span of a demigod, if one does not actually engage in the service of the Lord, everything is useless. Similarly, one's activities may be mundane or spiritual, but they are useless if they are not meant for satisfying the Lord.
  • for householders, SB 1.9.27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.9.27

    He then explained, by divisions, acts of charity, the pragmatic activities of a king and activities for salvation. Then he described the duties of women and devotees, both briefly and extensively.
    , SB 8.2.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.2.30

    Thereafter, because of being pulled into the water and fighting for many long years, the elephant became diminished in his mental, physical and sensual strength. The crocodile, on the contrary, being an animal of the water, increased in enthusiasm, physical strength and sensual power.
  • for materialists only, SB 2.1.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.3

    The lifetime of such an envious householder is passed at night either in sleeping or in sex indulgence, and in the daytime either in making money or maintaining family members.
    , SB 2.1.3plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.3

    The lifetime of such an envious householder is passed at night either in sleeping or in sex indulgence, and in the daytime either in making money or maintaining family members.
  • for procreation, purification of, SB 3.31.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.5

    Deriving its nutrition from the food and drink taken by the mother, the fetus grows and remains in that abominable residence of stools and urine, which is the breeding place of all kinds of worms.
  • for procreation, SB 3.14.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.11

    Therefore you should be kind towards me by showing me complete mercy. I desire to have sons, and I am much distressed by seeing the opulence of my co-wives. By performing this act, you will become happy.
    , SB 7.11.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.13

    Those who have been reformed by the garbhādhāna ceremony and other prescribed reformatory methods, performed with Vedic mantras and without interruption, and who have been approved by Lord Brahmā, are dvijas, or twice-born. Such brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas and vaiśyas, purified by their family traditions and by their behavior, should worship the Lord, study the Vedas and give charity. In this system, they should follow the principles of the four āśramas [brahmacarya, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa].
    , SB 7.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.11

    All the rules and regulations apply equally to the householder and the sannyāsī, the member of the renounced order of life. The gṛhastha, however, is given permission by the spiritual master to indulge in sex during the period favorable for procreation.
  • freedom for, as basic flaw today, SB 4.31.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.31.1

    The great saint Maitreya continued: After that, the Pracetās lived at home for thousands of years and developed perfect knowledge in spiritual consciousness. At last they remembered the blessings of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and left home, putting their wife in charge of a perfect son.
  • freedom from, SB 2.2.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.2.12

    The Lord's magnanimous pastimes and the glowing glancing of His smiling face are all indications of His extensive benedictions. One must therefore concentrate on this transcendental form of the Lord, as long as the mind can be fixed on Him by meditation.
    , SB 2.6.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.6.20

    The spiritual world, which consists of three fourths of the Lord's energy, is situated beyond this material world, and it is especially meant for those who will never be reborn. Others, who are attached to family life and who do not strictly follow celibacy vows, must live within the three material worlds.
  • gender of child &, SB 3.23.48plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.48

    Immediately afterward, on the same day, Devahūti gave birth to nine female children, all charming in every limb and fragrant with the scent of the red lotus flower.
  • garbhādhāna purifies, SB 7.11.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.13

    Those who have been reformed by the garbhādhāna ceremony and other prescribed reformatory methods, performed with Vedic mantras and without interruption, and who have been approved by Lord Brahmā, are dvijas, or twice-born. Such brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas and vaiśyas, purified by their family traditions and by their behavior, should worship the Lord, study the Vedas and give charity. In this system, they should follow the principles of the four āśramas [brahmacarya, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa].
  • goats enchanted by, SB 9.19.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.5-6

    When the she-goat, who had very nice hips, got out of the well and saw the very handsome he-goat, she desired to accept him as her husband. When she did so, many other she-goats also desired him as their husband because he had a very beautiful bodily structure and a nice mustache and beard and was expert in discharging semen and in the art of sexual intercourse. Therefore, just as a person haunted by a ghost exhibits madness, the best of the he-goats, attracted by the many she-goats, engaged in erotic activities and naturally forgot his real business of self-realization.
    , SB 9.19.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.10

    The she-goat went to the residence of a brāhmaṇa who was the maintainer of another she-goat, and that brāhmaṇa angrily cut off the he-goat's dangling testicles. But at the he-goat's request, the brāhmaṇa later rejoined them by the power of mystic yoga.
  • good qualities control, SB 7.11.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.13

    Those who have been reformed by the garbhādhāna ceremony and other prescribed reformatory methods, performed with Vedic mantras and without interruption, and who have been approved by Lord Brahmā, are dvijas, or twice-born. Such brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas and vaiśyas, purified by their family traditions and by their behavior, should worship the Lord, study the Vedas and give charity. In this system, they should follow the principles of the four āśramas [brahmacarya, gṛhastha, vānaprastha and sannyāsa].
  • homosexual, SB 3.20.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.26

    Lord Brahmā, approaching the Lord, addressed Him thus: My Lord, please protect me from these sinful demons, who were created by me under Your order. They are infuriated by an appetite for sex and have come to attack me.
  • human, SB 9.14.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.14.20

    Urvaśī replied: O most handsome man, who is the woman whose mind and sight would not be attracted by you? If a woman takes shelter of your chest, she cannot refuse to enjoy with you in a sexual relationship.
    , SB 9.14.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.14.42

    Urvaśī said: "My dear King, seek shelter of the Gandharvas, for they will be able to deliver me to you again." In accordance with these words, the King satisfied the Gandharvas by prayers, and the Gandharvas, being pleased with him, gave him an Agnisthālī girl who looked exactly like Urvaśī. Thinking that the girl was Urvaśī, the King began walking with her in the forest, but later he could understand that she was not Urvaśī but Agnisthālī.
  • illicit, SB 3.20.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.53

    To each one of these sons the unborn creator of the universe gave a part of his own body, which was characterized by deep meditation, mental concentration, supernatural power, austerity, adoration and renunciation.
    , SB 3.24.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.35

    The Personality of Godhead Kapila said: Whatever I speak, whether directly or in the scriptures, is authoritative in all respects for the people of the world. O Muni, because I told you before that I would become your son, I have descended to fulfill this truth.
    , SB 3.30.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.30.28

    Men and women whose lives were built upon indulgence in illicit sex life are put into many kinds of miserable conditions in the hells known as Tāmisra, Andha-tāmisra and Raurava.
    , SB 4.27.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.5

    My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, in this way King Purañjana, with his heart full of lust and sinful reactions, began to enjoy sex with his wife, and in this way his new life and youth expired in half a moment.
    , SB 4.27.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.8

    After this, King Purañjana, King of the Pañcāla country, in order to increase the descendants of his paternal family, married his sons with qualified wives and married his daughters with qualified husbands.
    , SB 4.27.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.30

    The King of the Yavanas continued: Here is my brother Prajvāra. I now accept you as my sister. I shall employ both of you, as well as my dangerous soldiers, to act imperceptibly within this world.
    , SB 9.9.16-17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9.16-17

    Bhagīratha had a son named Śruta, whose son was Nābha. This son was different from the Nābha previously described. Nābha had a son named Sindhudvīpa, from Sindhudvīpa came Ayutāyu, and from Ayutāyu came Ṛtūparṇa, who became a friend of Nalarāja. Ṛtūparṇa taught Nalarāja the art of gambling, and Nalarāja gave Ṛtūparṇa lessons in controlling and maintaining horses. The son of Ṛtūparṇa was Sarvakāma.
    , SB 9.20.24-26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.20.24-26

    Mahārāja Bharata, the son of Duṣmanta, had the mark of Lord Kṛṣṇa's disc on the palm of his right hand, and he had the mark of a lotus whorl on the soles of his feet. By worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead with a grand ritualistic ceremony, he became the emperor and master of the entire world. Then, under the priesthood of Māmateya, Bhṛgu Muni, he performed fifty-five horse sacrifices on the bank of the Ganges, beginning from its mouth and ending at its source, and seventy-eight horse sacrifices on the bank of the Yamunā, beginning from the confluence at Prayāga and ending at the source. He established the sacrificial fire on an excellent site, and he distributed great wealth to the brāhmaṇas. Indeed, he distributed so many cows that each of thousands of brāhmaṇas had one badva [13,084] as his share.
    , SB 9.20.37plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.20.37

    Mamatā very much feared being forsaken by her husband for giving birth to an illegitimate son, and therefore she considered giving up the child. But then the demigods solved the problem by enunciating a name for the child.
    • as ignorance, SB 8.11.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.11.5

      Those fools and rascals who want to ascend to the upper planetary system by mystic power or mechanical means, or who endeavor to cross even the upper planets and achieve the spiritual world or liberation, I cause to be sent to the lowest region of the universe.
    • as sinful, SB 7.11.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.28

      A chaste woman should not be greedy, but satisfied in all circumstances. She must be very expert in handling household affairs and should be fully conversant with religious principles. She should speak pleasingly and truthfully and should be very careful and always clean and pure. Thus a chaste woman should engage with affection in the service of a husband who is not fallen.
      , SB 7.14.3-4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.3-4

      A gṛhastha must associate again and again with saintly persons, and with great respect he must hear the nectar of the activities of the Supreme Lord and His incarnations as these activities are described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other Purāṇas. Thus one should gradually become detached from affection for his wife and children, exactly like a man awakening from a dream.
    • by lower classes, SB 7.11.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.11.30

      Among the mixed classes known as saṅkara, those who are not thieves are known as antevasāyī or caṇḍālas [dog-eaters], and they also have their hereditary customs.
    • degrades, SB 6.1.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.22

      This fallen brāhmaṇa, Ajāmila, gave trouble to others by arresting them, by cheating them in gambling or by directly plundering them. This was the way he earned his livelihood and maintained his wife and children.
    • ghosts &, SB 3.14.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.24

      Lord Śiva, the king of the ghosts, sitting on the back of his bull carrier, travels at this time, accompanied by ghosts who follow him for their welfare.
    • Hare Kṛṣṇa movement forbids, SB 7.9.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.40

      My dear Lord, O infallible one, my position is like that of a person who has many wives, all trying to attract him in their own way. For example, the tongue is attracted to palatable dishes, the genitals to sex with an attractive woman, and the sense of touch to contact with soft things. The belly, although filled, still wants to eat more, and the ear, not attempting to hear about You, is generally attracted to cinema songs. The sense of smell is attracted to yet another side, the restless eyes are attracted to scenes of sense gratification, and the active senses are attracted elsewhere. In this way I am certainly embarrassed.
      , SB 7.13.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.8

      A sannyāsī must not present allurements of material benefits to gather many disciples, nor should he unnecessarily read many books or give discourses as a means of livelihood. He must never attempt to increase material opulences unnecessarily.
    • in Kali-yuga, SB 1.16.10plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.16.10

      Sūta Gosvāmī said: While Mahārāja Parīkṣit was residing in the capital of the Kuru empire, the symptoms of the age of Kali began to infiltrate within the jurisdiction of his state. When he learned about this, he did not think the matter very palatable. This did, however, give him a chance to fight. He took up his bow and arrows and prepared himself for military activities.
    • in kingless society, SB 1.18.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18.45

      At that time the people in general will fall systematically from the path of a progressive civilization in respect to the qualitative engagements of the castes and the orders of society and the Vedic injunctions. Thus they will be more attracted to economic development for sense gratification, and as a result there will be an unwanted population on the level of dogs and monkeys.
    • prohibited, SB 6.1.64plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.64

      Thus Ajāmila began spending whatever money he had inherited from his father to satisfy the prostitute with various material presentations so that she would remain pleased with him. He gave up all his brahminical activities to satisfy the prostitute.
    • result of, SB 7.7.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.38

      O my friends, sons of the asuras, the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His Supersoul feature always exists within the cores of the hearts of all living entities. Indeed, He is the well-wisher and friend of all living entities, and there is no difficulty in worshiping the Lord. Why, then, should people not engage in His devotional service? Why are they so addicted to unnecessarily producing artificial paraphernalia for sense gratification?
    • safeguard against, SB 3.14.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.20

      As a fort commander very easily conquers invading plunderers, by taking shelter of a wife one can conquer the senses, which are unconquerable in the other social orders.
    • sinful, SB 8.19.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.19.41

      The utterance of the word oṁ signifies separation from one's monetary assets. In other words, by uttering this word one becomes free from attachment to money because his money is taken away from him. To be without money is not very satisfactory, for in that position one cannot fulfill one's desires. In other words, by using the word oṁ one becomes poverty-stricken. Especially when one gives charity to a poor man or beggar, one remains unfulfilled in self-realization and in sense gratification.
  • illusion caused via, SB 4.25.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.32

    Nārada continued: My dear King, when Purañjana became so attracted and impatient to touch the girl and enjoy her, the girl also became attracted by his words and accepted his request by smiling. By this time she was certainly attracted by the King.
  • illusion expanded via, SB 1.11.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11.36

    Although the queens' beautiful smiles and furtive glances were all spotless and exciting, and although they could conquer Cupid himself by making him give up his bow in frustration, and although even the tolerant Śiva could fall victim to them, still, despite all their magical feats and attractions, they could not agitate the senses of the Lord.
  • impregnation from, SB 3.3.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.3.17

    The embryo of Pūru's descendant begotten by the great hero Abhimanyu in the womb of Uttarā, his wife, was burnt by the weapon of the son of Droṇa, but later he was again protected by the Lord.
    , SB 3.5.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.26

    The Supreme Living Being in His feature as the transcendental puruṣa incarnation, who is the Lord's plenary expansion, impregnates the material nature of three modes, and thus by the influence of eternal time the living entities appear.
  • in varṇāśrama-dharma, SB 4.25.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.39

    The woman continued: In this material world, a householder's life brings all kinds of happiness in religion, economic development, sense gratification and the begetting of children, sons and grandsons. After that, one may desire liberation as well as material reputation. The householder can appreciate the results of sacrifices, which enable him to gain promotion to superior planetary systems. All this material happiness is practically unknown to the transcendentalists. They cannot even imagine such happiness.
  • in atheist’s Creation concept, SB 9.24.58plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.24.58

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead acts through His material energy in the creation, maintenance and annihilation of this cosmic manifestation just to deliver the living entity by His compassion and stop the living entity's birth, death and duration of materialistic life. Thus He enables the living being to return home, back to Godhead.
  • in dreams, SB 4.29.72-73plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.72

    When one is a youth, all the ten senses and the mind are completely visible. However, in the mother's womb or in the boyhood state, the sense organs and the mind remain covered, just as the full moon is covered by the darkness of the dark-moon night.
  • in Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, SB 9.20.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.20.16

    When Śakuntalā responded to Mahārāja Duṣmanta's proposal with silence, the agreement was complete. Then the King, who knew the laws of marriage, immediately married her by chanting the Vedic praṇava [oṁkāra], in accordance with the marriage ceremony as performed among the Gandharvas.
  • in marriage, SB 7.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.26

    In this human form of life, men and women unite for the sensual pleasure of sex, but by actual experience we have observed that none of them are happy. Therefore, seeing the contrary results, I have stopped taking part in materialistic activities.
  • in material world compared with spiritual world, SB 4.6.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.6.30

    All these atmospheric influences unsettled the forest elephants who flocked together in the sandalwood forest, and the blowing wind agitated the minds of the damsels there for further sexual enjoyment.
  • in modern marriage, SB 6.18.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.18.40

    This woman, my wife, has adopted a means that follows her nature, and therefore she is not to be blamed. But I am a man. Therefore, all condemnation upon me! I am not at all conversant with what is good for me, since I could not control my senses.
  • in Vaikuṇṭha unwanted, SB 4.23.29plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.23.29

    The great sage Maitreya continued speaking: My dear Vidura, when the wives of the denizens of heaven were thus talking amongst themselves, Queen Arci reached the planet which her husband, Mahārāja Pṛthu, the topmost self-realized soul, had attained.
  • in Western countries as promiscuous, SB 4.26.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.26

    My dear Queen, due to my sinful desires I went to the forest to hunt without asking you. Therefore I must admit that I have offended you. Nonetheless, thinking of me as your most intimate subordinate, you should still be very much pleased with me. Factually I am very much bereaved, but being pierced by the arrow of Cupid, I am feeling lusty. But where is the beautiful woman who would give up her lusty husband and refuse to unite with him?
  • inauspicious time for, SB 3.14.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.23

    This particular time is most inauspicious because at this time the horrible-looking ghosts and constant companions of the lord of the ghosts are visible.
    , SB 3.14.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.25

    Lord Śiva's body is reddish, and he is unstained, but he is covered with ashes. His hair is dusty from the whirlwind dust of the burning crematorium. He is the younger brother of your husband, and he sees with his three eyes.
  • incest, SB 4.27.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.30

    The King of the Yavanas continued: Here is my brother Prajvāra. I now accept you as my sister. I shall employ both of you, as well as my dangerous soldiers, to act imperceptibly within this world.
  • irregular, as prostitution, SB 3.14.30plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.30

    Maitreya said: Diti was thus informed by her husband, but she was pressed by Cupid for sexual satisfaction. She caught hold of the clothing of the great brāhmaṇa sage, just like a shameless public prostitute.
    , SB 3.14.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.33

    O son of the Bharata family, Diti, after this, went nearer to her husband, her face lowered because of her faulty action. She spoke as follows.
  • Kali-yuga marriage based on, SB 3.21.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.21.15

    Therefore, desiring to marry a girl of like disposition who may prove to be a veritable cow of plenty in my married life, to satisfy my lustful desire I too have sought the shelter of Your lotus feet, which are the source of everything, for You are like a desire tree.
    , SB 3.24.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.15

    Therefore, today please give away your daughters to the foremost of the sages, with due regard for the girls' temperaments and likings, and thereby spread your fame all over the universe.
  • kāma-śāstra cited on, SB 3.23.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.11

    Devahūti continued: My dear lord, I am struck by excited emotion for you. Therefore kindly make what arrangements must be made according to the scriptures so that my skinny body, emaciated through unsatisfied passion, may be rendered fit for you. Also, my lord, please think of a suitable house for this purpose.
  • karmīs desire, SB 4.25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.38

    How can I expect to unite with others, who are neither conversant about sex nor capable of knowing how to enjoy life while living or after death? Such foolish persons are like animals because they do not know the process of sense enjoyment in this life and after death.
  • Kaśyapa & Aditi’s union unlike, SB 8.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.17.23

    O King, as the wind promotes friction between two pieces of wood and thus gives rise to fire, Kaśyapa Muni, whose transcendental position was fully absorbed in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, transferred his potency into the womb of Aditi.
  • knowledge & detachment vs., SB 3.5.42plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.5.42

    Simply by hearing about Your lotus feet with eagerness and devotion and by meditating upon them within the heart, one at once becomes enlightened with knowledge, and on the strength of detachment one becomes pacified. We must therefore take shelter of the sanctuary of Your lotus feet.
  • knowledge about, SB 4.25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.38

    How can I expect to unite with others, who are neither conversant about sex nor capable of knowing how to enjoy life while living or after death? Such foolish persons are like animals because they do not know the process of sense enjoyment in this life and after death.
  • Kṛṣṇa consciousness transcends, SB 9.18.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.18.39

    My dear son, I am not yet satisfied in my sexual desires. But if you are kind to me, you can take the old age given by your maternal grandfather, and I may take your youth so that I may enjoy life for a few years more.
  • licit compared with illicit, SB 4.25.62plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.62

    In this way, King Purañjana was captivated by his nice wife and was thus cheated. Indeed, he became cheated in his whole existence in the material world. Even against that poor foolish King's desire, he remained under the control of his wife, just like a pet animal that dances according to the order of its master.
    , SB 4.27.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.1

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King, after bewildering her husband in different ways and bringing him under her control, the wife of King Purañjana gave him all satisfaction and enjoyed sex life with him.
  • life not produced via, SB 8.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.17.23

    O King, as the wind promotes friction between two pieces of wood and thus gives rise to fire, Kaśyapa Muni, whose transcendental position was fully absorbed in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, transferred his potency into the womb of Aditi.
  • literature of, SB 4.29.55plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.55

    My dear King, just try to understand the allegorical position of the deer. Be fully conscious of yourself, and give up the pleasure of hearing about promotion to heavenly planets by fruitive activity. Give up household life, which is full of sex, as well as stories about such things, and take shelter of the Supreme Personality of Godhead through the mercy of the liberated souls. In this way, please give up your attraction for material existence.
  • living beings eager for, SB 7.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.26

    In this human form of life, men and women unite for the sensual pleasure of sex, but by actual experience we have observed that none of them are happy. Therefore, seeing the contrary results, I have stopped taking part in materialistic activities.
  • living entities bound via, SB 1.11.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11.36

    Although the queens' beautiful smiles and furtive glances were all spotless and exciting, and although they could conquer Cupid himself by making him give up his bow in frustration, and although even the tolerant Śiva could fall victim to them, still, despite all their magical feats and attractions, they could not agitate the senses of the Lord.
  • Lord not born via, SB 8.17.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.17.23

    O King, as the wind promotes friction between two pieces of wood and thus gives rise to fire, Kaśyapa Muni, whose transcendental position was fully absorbed in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, transferred his potency into the womb of Aditi.
  • lust for, SB 3.14.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.16

    O hero [Vidura], Diti, being thus afflicted by the contamination of lust, and therefore poor and talkative, was pacified by the son of Marīci in suitable words.
  • madness for, SB 9.18.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.18.39

    My dear son, I am not yet satisfied in my sexual desires. But if you are kind to me, you can take the old age given by your maternal grandfather, and I may take your youth so that I may enjoy life for a few years more.
  • material & spiritual, SB 2.4.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.4.20

    May Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is the worshipable Lord of all devotees, the protector and glory of all the kings like Andhaka and Vṛṣṇi of the Yadu dynasty, the husband of all goddesses of fortune, the director of all sacrifices and therefore the leader of all living entities, the controller of all intelligence, the proprietor of all planets, spiritual and material, and the supreme incarnation on the earth (the supreme all in all), be merciful upon me.
    , SB 2.6.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.6.8

    From the Lord's genitals originate water, semen, generatives, rains, and the procreators. His genitals are the cause of a pleasure that counteracts the distress of begetting.
  • material desire for, SB 10.3.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.3.40

    After you received that benediction and I disappeared, you engaged yourselves in sex to have a son like Me, and I fulfilled your desire.
  • material life as, SB 8.12.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.12.35

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, best of kings, when Lord Śiva had fully discharged semen, he could see how he himself had been victimized by the illusion created by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus he restrained himself from any further māyā.
  • material life based on, SB 1.8.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.8.35

    And yet others say that You appeared to rejuvenate the devotional service of hearing, remembering, worshiping and so on in order that the conditioned souls suffering from material pangs might take advantage and gain liberation.
    , SB 1.11.36plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.11.36

    Although the queens' beautiful smiles and furtive glances were all spotless and exciting, and although they could conquer Cupid himself by making him give up his bow in frustration, and although even the tolerant Śiva could fall victim to them, still, despite all their magical feats and attractions, they could not agitate the senses of the Lord.
    , SB 3.20.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.18

    First of all, Brahmā created from his shadow the coverings of ignorance of the conditioned souls. They are five in number and are called tāmisra, andha-tāmisra, tamas, moha and mahā-moha.
    , SB 3.20.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.23

    Lord Brahmā then gave birth to the demons from his buttocks, and they were very fond of sex. Because they were too lustful, they approached him for copulation.
    , SB 3.26.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.26.31

    Egoism in the mode of passion produces two kinds of senses—the senses for acquiring knowledge and the senses of action. The senses of action depend on the vital energy, and the senses for acquiring knowledge depend on intelligence.
    , SB 3.30.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.30.28

    Men and women whose lives were built upon indulgence in illicit sex life are put into many kinds of miserable conditions in the hells known as Tāmisra, Andha-tāmisra and Raurava.
  • material world based on, SB 4.24.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.24.11

    Mahārāja Barhiṣat—henceforward known as Prācīnabarhi—was ordered by the supreme demigod Lord Brahmā to marry the daughter of the ocean named Śatadruti. Her bodily features were completely beautiful, and she was very young. She was decorated with the proper garments, and when she came into the marriage arena and began circumambulating it, the fire-god Agni became so attracted to her that he desired her company, exactly as he had formerly desired to enjoy Śukī.
  • materialism based on, SB 7.10.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.10.2

    Prahlāda Mahārāja said: My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, because I was born in an atheistic family I am naturally attached to material enjoyment. Therefore, kindly do not tempt me with these illusions. I am very much afraid of material conditions, and I desire to be liberated from materialistic life. It is for this reason that I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet.
  • materialist attached to, SB 10.13.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.13.2

    Paramahaṁsas, devotees who have accepted the essence of life, are attached to Kṛṣṇa in the core of their hearts, and He is the aim of their lives. It is their nature to talk only of Kṛṣṇa at every moment, as if such topics were newer and newer. They are attached to such topics, just as materialists are attached to topics of women and sex.
  • materialists adore, SB 7.9.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.9.45

    Sex life is compared to the rubbing of two hands to relieve an itch. Gṛhamedhis, so-called gṛhasthas who have no spiritual knowledge, think that this itching is the greatest platform of happiness, although actually it is a source of distress. The kṛpaṇas, the fools who are just the opposite of brāhmaṇas, are not satisfied by repeated sensuous enjoyment. Those who are dhīra, however, who are sober and who tolerate this itching, are not subjected to the sufferings of fools and rascals.
  • materialists engrossed in, SB 9.6.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.51

    A person desiring liberation from material bondage must give up the association of persons interested in sex life and should not employ his senses externally [in seeing, hearing, talking, walking and so on]. One should always stay in a secluded place, completely fixing his mind at the lotus feet of the unlimited Personality of Godhead, and if one wants any association at all, he should associate with persons similarly engaged.
    , SB 9.19.5-6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.5-6

    When the she-goat, who had very nice hips, got out of the well and saw the very handsome he-goat, she desired to accept him as her husband. When she did so, many other she-goats also desired him as their husband because he had a very beautiful bodily structure and a nice mustache and beard and was expert in discharging semen and in the art of sexual intercourse. Therefore, just as a person haunted by a ghost exhibits madness, the best of the he-goats, attracted by the many she-goats, engaged in erotic activities and naturally forgot his real business of self-realization.
  • materialists indulge in, SB 3.23.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.45

    In that aerial mansion, Devahūti, in the company of her handsome husband, situated on an excellent bed that increased sexual desires, could not realize how much time was passing.
    , SB 4.22.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.23

    One has to make progress in spiritual life by not associating with persons who are simply interested in sense gratification and making money. Not only such persons, but one who associates with such persons should be avoided. One should mold his life in such a way that he cannot live in peace without drinking the nectar of the glorification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari. One can be thus elevated by being disgusted with the taste for sense enjoyment.
  • mentality during, importance of, SB 3.16.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.16.35

    Lord Brahmā continued: Those two principal doorkeepers of the Personality of Godhead have now entered the womb of Diti, the powerful semen of Kaśyapa Muni having covered them.
  • misidentification with matter via, SB 3.24.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.24.4

    The Personality of Godhead, being worshiped by you, will spread my name and fame. He will vanquish the knot of your heart by becoming your son and teaching knowledge of Brahman.
  • of brāhmaṇa couple, Saudāsa interrupted, SB 9.9.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9.25

    Saudāsa thus acquired the propensity of a man-eater and received on his leg a black spot, for which he was known as Kalmāṣapāda. Once King Kalmāṣapāda saw a brāhmaṇa couple engaged in sexual intercourse in the forest.
    , SB 9.9.26-27plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9.26-27

    Being influenced by the propensity of a Rākṣasa and being very hungry, King Saudāsa seized the brāhmaṇa. Then the poor woman, the brāhmaṇa's wife, said to the King: O hero, you are not actually a man-eater; rather, you are among the descendants of Mahārāja Ikṣvāku. Indeed, you are a great fighter, the husband of Madayantī. You should not act irreligiously in this way. I desire to have a son. Please, therefore, return my husband, who has not yet impregnated me.
    , SB 9.9.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9.33

    Being condemned by the curse of Vasiṣṭha, King Saudāsa devoured the brāhmaṇa, exactly as a tiger eats its prey. Even though the brāhmaṇa's wife spoke so pitiably, Saudāsa was unmoved by her lamentation.
    , SB 9.9.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9.34

    When the chaste wife of the brāhmaṇa saw that her husband, who was about to discharge semen, had been eaten by the man-eater, she was overwhelmed with grief and lamentation. Thus she angrily cursed the King.
  • of gṛhasthas & gṛhamedhīs, SB 4.25.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.39

    The woman continued: In this material world, a householder's life brings all kinds of happiness in religion, economic development, sense gratification and the begetting of children, sons and grandsons. After that, one may desire liberation as well as material reputation. The householder can appreciate the results of sacrifices, which enable him to gain promotion to superior planetary systems. All this material happiness is practically unknown to the transcendentalists. They cannot even imagine such happiness.
  • of animals, SB 4.25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.38

    How can I expect to unite with others, who are neither conversant about sex nor capable of knowing how to enjoy life while living or after death? Such foolish persons are like animals because they do not know the process of sense enjoyment in this life and after death.
    , SB 4.27.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.5

    My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, in this way King Purañjana, with his heart full of lust and sinful reactions, began to enjoy sex with his wife, and in this way his new life and youth expired in half a moment.
  • of brother & sister, SB 4.8.2plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.8.2

    Another son of Lord Brahmā was Irreligion, whose wife's name was Falsity. From their combination were born two demons named Dambha, or Bluffing, and Māyā, or Cheating. These two demons were taken by a demon named Nirṛti, who had no children.
  • of demigod women, SB 4.6.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.6.25

    My dear Kṣattā, Vidura, the celestial damsels come down to those rivers in their airplanes with their husbands, and after sexual enjoyment, they enter the water and enjoy sprinkling their husbands with water.
  • of fish agitated Saubhari Ṛṣi, SB 9.6.39-40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.39-40

    Saubhari Ṛṣi was engaged in austerity, deep in the water of the River Yamunā, when he saw a pair of fish engaged in sexual affairs. Thus he perceived the pleasure of sex life, and induced by this desire he went to King Māndhātā and begged for one of the King's daughters. In response to this request, the King said, "O brāhmaṇa, any of my daughters may accept any husband according to her personal selection."
    , SB 9.6.49plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.49

    Thereafter, one day while Saubhari Muni, who was expert in chanting mantras, was sitting in a secluded place, he thought to himself about the cause of his falldown, which was simply that he had associated himself with the sexual affairs of the fish.
    , SB 9.6.50plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.50

    Alas! While practicing austerity, even within the depths of the water, and while observing all the rules and regulations practiced by saintly persons, I lost the results of my long austerities simply by association with the sexual affairs of fish. Everyone should observe this falldown and learn from it.
    , SB 9.6.51plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.51

    A person desiring liberation from material bondage must give up the association of persons interested in sex life and should not employ his senses externally [in seeing, hearing, talking, walking and so on]. One should always stay in a secluded place, completely fixing his mind at the lotus feet of the unlimited Personality of Godhead, and if one wants any association at all, he should associate with persons similarly engaged.
    , SB 9.6.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.52

    In the beginning I was alone and engaged in performing the austerities of mystic yoga, but later, because of the association of fish engaged in sex, I desired to marry. Then I became the husband of fifty wives, and in each of them I begot one hundred sons, and thus my family increased to five thousand members. By the influence of the modes of material nature, I became fallen and thought that I would be happy in material life. Thus there is no end to my material desires for enjoyment, in this life and the next.
  • of hogs & humans, SB 3.7.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.7.17

    Both the lowest of fools and he who is transcendental to all intelligence enjoy happiness, whereas persons between them suffer the material pangs.
  • of Lord transcendental, SB 3.3.22-23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.3.22

    The Lord was thus engaged in household life for many, many years, but at last His detachment from ephemeral sex life was fully manifested.
  • of Purūravā & Urvaśī, SB 9.14.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.14.24

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: The best of human beings, Purūravā, began freely enjoying the company of Urvaśī, who engaged in sexual activities with him in many celestial places, such as Caitraratha and Nandana-kānana, where the demigods enjoy.
    , SB 9.14.25plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.14.25

    Urvaśī's body was as fragrant as the saffron of a lotus. Being enlivened by the fragrance of her face and body, Purūravā enjoyed her company for many days with great jubilation.
    , SB 9.14.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.14.41

    Having regained Urvaśī at the end of the year, King Purūravā was most jubilant, and he enjoyed her company in sex for one night. But then he was very sorry at the thought of separation from her, so Urvaśī spoke to him as follows.
  • of Yayāti & Śarmiṣṭhā, SB 9.18.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.18.31

    O King Parīkṣit, upon seeing Devayānī with a nice son, Śarmiṣṭhā once approached King Yayāti at the appropriate time for conception. In a secluded place, she requested the King, the husband of her friend Devayānī, to enable her to have a son also.
    , SB 9.18.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.18.32

    Text

    " rāja-putryārthito ‘patye dharmaṁ cāvekṣya dharmavit smarañ chukra-vacaḥ kāle diṣṭam evābhyapadyata"

    Synonyms

    rāja-putryā---by Śarmiṣṭhā, who was the daughter of a king; arthitaḥ---being requested; apatye---for a son; dharmam---
  • old age results from, SB 4.27.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.21

    When I once came to this earth from Brahmaloka, the highest planetary system, the daughter of Time, wandering over the universe, met me. Knowing me to be an avowed brahmacārī, she became lusty and proposed that I accept her.
  • origin of, SB 3.31.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.38

    Just try to understand the mighty strength of My māyā in the shape of woman, who by the mere movement of her eyebrows can keep even the greatest conquerors of the world under her grip.
    , SB 3.6.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.6.19

    When the genitals of the gigantic form separately became manifest, then Prajāpati, the original living creature, entered into them with his partial semen, and thus the living entities can enjoy sex pleasure.
    , SB 3.12.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.12.53

    The two newly separated bodies united together in a sexual relationship.
  • perfect devotee &, SB 3.14.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.31

    Understanding his wife's purpose, he was obliged to perform the forbidden act, and thus after offering his obeisances unto worshipable fate, he lay with her in a secluded place.
  • period of life for, SB 6.1.24plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.1.24

    That old man Ajāmila had ten sons, of whom the youngest was a baby named Nārāyaṇa. Since Nārāyaṇa was the youngest of all the sons, he was naturally very dear to both his father and his mother.
  • permissible, SB 3.27.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.27.7

    In executing devotional service, one has to see every living entity equally, without enmity towards anyone yet without intimate connections with anyone. One has to observe celibacy, be grave and execute his eternal activities, offering the results to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    • compared with prohibited, SB 4.22.34plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.34

      Those who strongly desire to cross the ocean of nescience must not associate with the modes of ignorance, for hedonistic activities are the greatest obstructions to realization of religious principles, economic development, regulated sense gratification and, at last, liberation.
  • pleasure of, purpose of, SB 2.6.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.6.8

    From the Lord's genitals originate water, semen, generatives, rains, and the procreators. His genitals are the cause of a pleasure that counteracts the distress of begetting.
  • polygamy &, SB 4.26.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.6

    If a king is too attracted to eating flesh, he may, according to the directions of the revealed scriptures on sacrificial performances, go to the forest and kill some animals that are recommended for killing. One is not allowed to kill animals unnecessarily or without restrictions. The Vedas regulate animal-killing to stop the extravagance of foolish men influenced by the modes of passion and ignorance.
  • Prajāpatis as worshiped for, SB 2.3.2-7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.3.2-7

    One who desires to be absorbed in the impersonal brahmajyoti effulgence should worship the master of the Vedas [Lord Brahmā or Bṛhaspati, the learned priest], one who desires powerful sex should worship the heavenly King, Indra, and one who desires good progeny should worship the great progenitors called the Prajāpatis. One who desires good fortune should worship Durgādevī, the superintendent of the material world. One desiring to be very powerful should worship fire, and one who aspires only after money should worship the Vasus. One should worship the Rudra incarnations of Lord Śiva if he wants to be a great hero. One who wants a large stock of grains should worship Aditi. One who desires to attain the heavenly planets should worship the sons of Aditi. One who desires a worldly kingdom should worship Viśvadeva, and one who wants to be popular with the general mass of population should worship the Sādhya demigod. One who desires a long span of life should worship the demigods known as the Aśvinī-kumāras, and a person desiring a strongly built body should worship the earth. One who desires stability in his post should worship the horizon and the earth combined. One who desires to be beautiful should worship the beautiful residents of the Gandharva planet, and one who desires a good wife should worship the Apsarās and the Urvaśī society girls of the heavenly kingdom. One who desires domination over others should worship Lord Brahmā, the head of the universe. One who desires tangible fame should worship the Personality of Godhead, and one who desires a good bank balance should worship the demigod Varuṇa. If one desires to be a greatly learned man he should worship Lord Śiva, and if one desires a good marital relation he should worship the chaste goddess Umā, the wife of Lord Śiva.
  • pravṛtti-mārga based on, SB 4.25.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.39

    The woman continued: In this material world, a householder's life brings all kinds of happiness in religion, economic development, sense gratification and the begetting of children, sons and grandsons. After that, one may desire liberation as well as material reputation. The householder can appreciate the results of sacrifices, which enable him to gain promotion to superior planetary systems. All this material happiness is practically unknown to the transcendentalists. They cannot even imagine such happiness.
  • preparation for, SB 3.14.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.14.38

    The learned Kaśyapa said: Because of your mind's being polluted, because of defilement of the particular time, because of your negligence of my directions, and because of your being apathetic to the demigods, everything was inauspicious.
  • procreation via, SB 4.11.15plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.11.15

    The creation of the material world begins with the five elements, and thus everything, including the body of a man or a woman, is created of these elements. By the sexual life of man and woman, the number of men and women in this material world is further increased.
  • prostitution, SB 4.26.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.26.17

    All the women addressed the King: O master of the citizens, we do not know why your dear wife has taken on this sort of existence. O killer of enemies, kindly look! She is lying on the ground without bedding. We cannot understand why she is acting this way.
  • purified, population via, SB 3.21.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.21.1

    Vidura said: The line of Svāyambhuva Manu was most esteemed. O worshipful sage, I beg you—give me an account of this race, whose progeny multiplied through sexual intercourse.
  • purpose of, SB 3.13.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.13.11

    Since you are my very obedient son, I ask you to beget children qualified like yourself in the womb of your wife. Rule the world in pursuance of the principles of devotional service unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and thus worship the Lord by performances of yajña.
  • rape, SB 4.25.41plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.41

    O my dear hero, who in this world will not accept a husband like you? You are so famous, so magnanimous, so beautiful and so easily gotten.
  • rāsa-līlā hearing cures, SB 1.18.31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.18.31

    Upon returning, he began to contemplate and argue within himself whether the sage had actually been in meditation, with senses concentrated and eyes closed, or whether he had just been feigning trance just to avoid receiving a lower kṣatriya.
  • religious, SB 9.18.32plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.18.32

    Text

    " rāja-putryārthito ‘patye dharmaṁ cāvekṣya dharmavit smarañ chukra-vacaḥ kāle diṣṭam evābhyapadyata"

    Synonyms

    rāja-putryā---by Śarmiṣṭhā, who was the daughter of a king; arthitaḥ---being requested; apatye---for a son; dharmam---
    , SB 9.20.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.20.16

    When Śakuntalā responded to Mahārāja Duṣmanta's proposal with silence, the agreement was complete. Then the King, who knew the laws of marriage, immediately married her by chanting the Vedic praṇava [oṁkāra], in accordance with the marriage ceremony as performed among the Gandharvas.
  • religious principles for, SB 4.22.53plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.22.53

    Being situated in the liberated position of devotional service, Pṛthu Mahārāja not only performed all fruitive activities but also begot five sons by his wife, Arci. Indeed, all his sons were begotten according to his own desire.
  • religious principles regulate, SB 7.13.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.13.26

    In this human form of life, men and women unite for the sensual pleasure of sex, but by actual experience we have observed that none of them are happy. Therefore, seeing the contrary results, I have stopped taking part in materialistic activities.
  • renouncing, SB 2.6.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.6.20

    The spiritual world, which consists of three fourths of the Lord's energy, is situated beyond this material world, and it is especially meant for those who will never be reborn. Others, who are attached to family life and who do not strictly follow celibacy vows, must live within the three material worlds.
  • renunciation of, SB 4.25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.38

    How can I expect to unite with others, who are neither conversant about sex nor capable of knowing how to enjoy life while living or after death? Such foolish persons are like animals because they do not know the process of sense enjoyment in this life and after death.
    , SB 4.27.6plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.6

    The great sage Nārada then addressed King Prācīnabarhiṣat: O one whose life-span is great [virāṭ], in this way King Purañjana begot 1,100 sons within the womb of his wife, Purañjanī. However, in this business he passed away half of his life-span.
    , SB 4.27.21plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.21

    When I once came to this earth from Brahmaloka, the highest planetary system, the daughter of Time, wandering over the universe, met me. Knowing me to be an avowed brahmacārī, she became lusty and proposed that I accept her.
    , SB 4.28.44plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.44

    The daughter of King Vidarbha wore old garments, and she was lean and thin because of her vows of austerity. Since she did not arrange her hair, it became entangled and twisted in locks. Although she remained always near her husband, she was as silent and unagitated as the flame of an undisturbed fire.
    , SB 7.14.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.14.13

    Through proper deliberation, one should give up attraction to his wife's body because that body will ultimately be transformed into small insects, stool or ashes. What is the value of this insignificant body? How much greater is the Supreme Being, who is all-pervading like the sky?
    , SB 7.15.22plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.15.22

    By making plans with determination, one should give up lusty desires for sense gratification. Similarly, by giving up envy one should conquer anger, by discussing the disadvantages of accumulating wealth one should give up greed, and by discussing the truth one should give up fear.
    , SB 9.19.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.11

    My dear wife, when the he-goat had his testicles restored, he enjoyed the she-goat he had gotten from the well, but although he continued to enjoy for many, many years, even now he has not been fully satisfied.
  • restricted for humans, SB 4.27.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.5

    My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, in this way King Purañjana, with his heart full of lust and sinful reactions, began to enjoy sex with his wife, and in this way his new life and youth expired in half a moment.
  • restricted for spiritual life, SB 6.4.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.4.52

    Now unite in sexual life as man and woman, and in this way, by sexual intercourse, you will be able to beget hundreds of children in the womb of this girl to increase the population.
  • restrictions for, SB 3.28.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.28.4

    One should practice nonviolence and truthfulness, should avoid thieving and be satisfied with possessing as much as he needs for his maintenance. He should abstain from sex life, perform austerity, be clean, study the Vedas and worship the supreme form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
    , SB 3.30.28plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.30.28

    Men and women whose lives were built upon indulgence in illicit sex life are put into many kinds of miserable conditions in the hells known as Tāmisra, Andha-tāmisra and Raurava.
    , SB 3.33.26plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.33.26

    Her mind became completely engaged in the Supreme Lord, and she automatically realized the knowledge of the impersonal Brahman. As a Brahman-realized soul, she was freed from the designations of the materialistic concept of life. Thus all material pangs disappeared, and she attained transcendental bliss.
  • sahajiyās indulge in, SB 4.29.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.14

    The city called Grāmaka, which is approached through the lower gate of Āsurī [the genital], is meant for sex, which is very pleasing to common men who are simply fools and rascals. The faculty of procreation is called Durmada, and the rectum is called Nirṛti.
  • Saubhari Ṛṣi desired, SB 9.6.39-40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.39-40

    Saubhari Ṛṣi was engaged in austerity, deep in the water of the River Yamunā, when he saw a pair of fish engaged in sexual affairs. Thus he perceived the pleasure of sex life, and induced by this desire he went to King Māndhātā and begged for one of the King's daughters. In response to this request, the King said, "O brāhmaṇa, any of my daughters may accept any husband according to her personal selection."
    , SB 9.6.52plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.6.52

    In the beginning I was alone and engaged in performing the austerities of mystic yoga, but later, because of the association of fish engaged in sex, I desired to marry. Then I became the husband of fifty wives, and in each of them I begot one hundred sons, and thus my family increased to five thousand members. By the influence of the modes of material nature, I became fallen and thought that I would be happy in material life. Thus there is no end to my material desires for enjoyment, in this life and the next.
  • Saudāsa gave up, SB 9.9.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.9.38

    After being thus instructed, the King gave up the future happiness of sexual intercourse and by destiny remained sonless. Later, with the King's permission, the great saint Vasiṣṭha begot a child in the womb of Madayantī.
  • science of, SB 4.25.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.38

    How can I expect to unite with others, who are neither conversant about sex nor capable of knowing how to enjoy life while living or after death? Such foolish persons are like animals because they do not know the process of sense enjoyment in this life and after death.
  • seminal discharge in, SB 8.12.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 8.12.35

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, best of kings, when Lord Śiva had fully discharged semen, he could see how he himself had been victimized by the illusion created by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Thus he restrained himself from any further māyā.
  • sinful, SB 4.27.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.5

    My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, in this way King Purañjana, with his heart full of lust and sinful reactions, began to enjoy sex with his wife, and in this way his new life and youth expired in half a moment.
    , SB 4.27.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.7

    O Prajāpati, King Prācīnabarhiṣat, in this way King Purañjana also begot 110 daughters. All of these were equally glorified like the father and mother. Their behavior was gentle, and they possessed magnanimity and other good qualities.
    , SB 4.29.14plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.29.14

    The city called Grāmaka, which is approached through the lower gate of Āsurī [the genital], is meant for sex, which is very pleasing to common men who are simply fools and rascals. The faculty of procreation is called Durmada, and the rectum is called Nirṛti.
  • Śiva & wife in, SB 9.1.30-31plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.1.30

    When the goddess Ambikā saw the great saintly persons, she was very much ashamed because at that time she was naked. She immediately got up from the lap of her husband and tried to cover her breast.
  • soul &, SB 3.31.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.31.1

    The Personality of Godhead said: Under the supervision of the Supreme Lord and according to the result of his work, the living entity, the soul, is made to enter into the womb of a woman through the particle of male semen to assume a particular type of body.
  • spiritual enjoyment compared with, SB 3.20.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.35

    Whosoever you may be, O beautiful girl, we are fortunate in being able to see you. While playing with a ball, you have agitated the minds of all onlookers.
  • spiritual master sanctions, SB 7.12.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.11

    All the rules and regulations apply equally to the householder and the sannyāsī, the member of the renounced order of life. The gṛhastha, however, is given permission by the spiritual master to indulge in sex during the period favorable for procreation.
  • spiritual pleasure surpasses, SB 3.15.20plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.15.20

    The inhabitants of Vaikuṇṭha travel in their airplanes made of lapis lazuli, emerald and gold. Although crowded by their consorts, who have large hips and beautiful smiling faces, they cannot be stimulated to passion by their mirth and beautiful charms.
  • spiritual principles for, SB 10.3.33plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 10.3.33

    When both of you were ordered by Lord Brahmā to create progeny, you first underwent severe austerities by controlling your senses.
  • subtle, SB 4.25.17plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.17

    On the outskirts of that city were many beautiful trees and creepers encircling a nice lake. Also surrounding that lake were many groups of birds and bees that were always chanting and humming.
    , SB 4.27.4plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.27.4

    In this way, increasingly overwhelmed by illusion, King Purañjana, although advanced in consciousness, remained always lying down with his head on the pillow of his wife's arms. In this way he considered woman to be his ultimate life and soul. Becoming thus overwhelmed by the mode of ignorance, he could not understand the meaning of self-realization, of his self or of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • suffering due to, SB 4.11.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.11.5

    When Dhruva Mahārāja saw the Yakṣas coming forward, he immediately took his arrows and cut the enemies to pieces. Separating their arms, legs, heads and bellies from their bodies, he delivered the Yakṣas to the planetary system which is situated above the sun globe and which is attainable only by first-class brahmacārīs, who have never discharged their semen.
  • suffering results from, SB 4.28.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.28.1

    The great sage Nārada continued: My dear King Prācīnabarhiṣat, afterward, the King of the Yavanas, whose name is fear itself, as well as Prajvāra, Kālakanyā, and his soldiers, began to travel all over the world.
  • suicidal for renunciants, SB 2.1.16plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.16

    One should leave home and practice self-control. In a sacred place he should bathe regularly and sit down in a lonely place duly sanctified.
  • time forgotten during, SB 3.23.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.23.45

    In that aerial mansion, Devahūti, in the company of her handsome husband, situated on an excellent bed that increased sexual desires, could not realize how much time was passing.
  • transmigration caused by, SB 9.18.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.18.39

    My dear son, I am not yet satisfied in my sexual desires. But if you are kind to me, you can take the old age given by your maternal grandfather, and I may take your youth so that I may enjoy life for a few years more.
  • Vedic culture minimizes, SB 7.12.7plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.7

    A brahmacārī, or one who has not accepted the gṛhastha-āśrama [family life], must rigidly avoid talking with women or about women, for the senses are so powerful that they may agitate even the mind of a sannyāsī, a member of the renounced order of life.
    , SB 7.12.9plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.12.9

    Woman is compared to fire, and man is compared to a butter pot. Therefore a man should avoid associating even with his own daughter in a secluded place. Similarly, he should also avoid association with other women. One should associate with women only for important business and not otherwise.
  • Vedic culture restricts, SB 4.11.5plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.11.5

    When Dhruva Mahārāja saw the Yakṣas coming forward, he immediately took his arrows and cut the enemies to pieces. Separating their arms, legs, heads and bellies from their bodies, he delivered the Yakṣas to the planetary system which is situated above the sun globe and which is attainable only by first-class brahmacārīs, who have never discharged their semen.
  • Vedic, compared with demoniac, SB 4.25.39plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.25.39

    The woman continued: In this material world, a householder's life brings all kinds of happiness in religion, economic development, sense gratification and the begetting of children, sons and grandsons. After that, one may desire liberation as well as material reputation. The householder can appreciate the results of sacrifices, which enable him to gain promotion to superior planetary systems. All this material happiness is practically unknown to the transcendentalists. They cannot even imagine such happiness.
  • Viśvāmitra victimized by, SB 1.10.23plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 1.10.23

    Here is the same Supreme Personality of Godhead whose transcendental form is experienced by the great devotees who are completely cleansed of material consciousness by dint of rigid devotional service and full control of life and the senses. And that is the only way to purify existence.
    , SB 2.1.18plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 2.1.18

    Gradually, as the mind becomes progressively spiritualized, withdraw it from sense activities, and by intelligence the senses will be controlled. The mind too absorbed in material activities can be engaged in the service of the Personality of Godhead and become fixed in full transcendental consciousness.
  • Vṛndāvana not for, SB 9.19.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.19

    Therefore, I shall now give up all these desires and meditate upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Free from the dualities of mental concoction and free from false prestige, I shall wander in the forest with the animals.
  • wife promotes, SB 6.18.40plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 6.18.40

    This woman, my wife, has adopted a means that follows her nature, and therefore she is not to be blamed. But I am a man. Therefore, all condemnation upon me! I am not at all conversant with what is good for me, since I could not control my senses.
  • wife takes prasāda before, SB 4.13.38plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 4.13.38

    Although the Queen had no son, after eating that food, which had the power to produce a male child, she became pregnant by her husband, and in due course of time she gave birth to a son.
  • world revolves around, SB 7.7.46plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 7.7.46

    My dear friends, O sons of the asuras, the living entity receives different types of bodies according to his previous fruitive activities. Thus he is seen to suffer with reference to his particular body in all conditions of life, beginning with his infusion into the womb. Please tell me, therefore, after full consideration, what is the living entity's actual interest in fruitive activities, which result in hardship and misery?
  • Yayāti renounced, SB 9.19.1plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.1

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, Yayāti was very much attached to woman. In due course of time, however, when disgusted with sexual enjoyment and its bad effects, he renounced this way of life and narrated the following story to his beloved wife.
    , SB 9.19.19plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 9.19.19

    Therefore, I shall now give up all these desires and meditate upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Free from the dualities of mental concoction and free from false prestige, I shall wander in the forest with the animals.
  • yoga” &, SB 3.15.45plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.15.45

    This is the form of the Lord which is meditated upon by the followers of the yoga process, and it is pleasing to the yogīs in meditation. It is not imaginary but factual, as proved by great yogīs. The Lord is full in eight kinds of achievement, but for others these achievements are not possible in full perfection.
  • yogīs” encourage, SB 3.20.35plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigSB 3.20.35

    Whosoever you may be, O beautiful girl, we are fortunate in being able to see you. While playing with a ball, you have agitated the minds of all onlookers.

See also: Attachment; Attachment, material; Desires; Desire(s), material; Lust; Male-female attraction; Marriage; Sense gratification; Sex desire