Krishna is also called KandarpaJanaka, meaning the father of Kaama. Moreover Kaama Himself is a God. So why are we constantly told to shun lust, sexual desires et cetera.

Please note, that I am not seeking for an approval from our Scriptures that - "go have sexual courses". I just want to know why should we disregard it. Why should we look at it as a bad thing. Can we not have equal vision?

If I should disregard Kaama, why should I not disregard compassion, mercy, helpfulness et cetera also?

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    Dharma ,Artha ,KAMA & Moksha are four pillers of Hinduism. It forbids overindulgence of Materialist activities through pleasure sences.Sanyasis are advised to keep away from material pleasurs.Grihastha should use Kama sensibly. – SwiftPushkar May 11 '17 at 12:13
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    @AnuragSingh Better to avoid honorifics on this forum. FYI: hinduism.meta.stackexchange.com/q/250 – sv. May 11 '17 at 16:25
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    not part of this question but by the way shree krisna is only father of Kaama due to the curse of brahma, lord brahma cursed kaamdev to burn by lord Rudra, later on kama explained him that it is not his fault then brahma told him that you will be born to krishna to get back ur body. – Friendy May 12 '17 at 5:27

We are not asked to shun Kama.
Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha - are the 4 purusharthas.
As long as it follows the rules of Dharma, it is completely acceptable.

But since Kama is so powerful that it can make us ignore the rules of Dharma, we are asked to be very careful with it, just like we are told not to play with fire but keep a safe distance from it.
Kama includes all sensory enjoyment (hearing, touching, seeing, tasting, smelling), not just lust.

The senses are strong like horses, they can drag away even a man of intelligence if not under control - Bhagavad Gita.

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Lust and sexual desire are but human tendencies. There is nothing wrong in it, and there is no need to refrain from it.

But, sexual appeasement is pleasurable only as long as we are unaware of a bigger, endless joy that is right within us and not elsewhere. When our senses turn inward we explore that boundless ecstasy, which lasts for as long as we are in a position to savour it, as compared to paltry carnal pleasures that last for hardly an hour or two, after which our psychological state is definitely not sound.

Therefore it is necessary for us to realise that carnal pleasures is but a reflection of a spec of Brahmananda. If sexual intercourse itself gives us so much pleasure and happiness, imagine the ecstasy we would derive from the cosmic Brahman, right within us.

So let’s resolve and strive to achieve the ultimate goal rather than entwining ourselves in the web of sexual desire.

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