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Is having sex with wife for non-reporduction purpose sin?

Should sex be done only for the reproduction purpose ? Is having sex with one's wife for the purpose of enjoyment wrong ? Is it sin ?
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Should sex be done only for procreation?

Should sex be done only for procreation or can one do it for enjoyment also ? What does scriptures say about it ?
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Is Krishna (or Vishnu) also called as Kaamshantak?

Is Krishna also called as Kaamshantak ? Or Is it the name of Vishnu ? If not who is called as Kaamshantak (somone who pacifies lust ) ? I think Shiva is the one who killed Kamadev once. Also Kamdev in ...
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Does Kaam only increases by indulging in it?

Is it true that Kama (sexual and romantic desires towards women) only increases by indulging in it ? I think Yayati said this in Mahabharata. Apart from him who has said this ?
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What destroys Kaam in a man?

Kaam (sexual and romantic desires towards women) is problematic for many men, as many men are unable to fulfill it due to various reasons. Also many people say that indulging in Kaam doesn't eliminate ...
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Did Kamadeva have green skin?

I've sometimes seen descriptions and depictions of Kamadeva (Kama) as having green-colored skin, as in this article. The picture in the link above shows it as dark green (this one does, too), while ...
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What does Hinduism say about romantic love between man and woman?

What does Hinduism say about romantic love between man and woman ? Is it some illusion(maya) or Is it divine ? Even Vishnu , Shiva and Krishna have spouses and romance certainly exists between them. ...
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How is kama one of the four aims of life (purusharth) and also one of the known vices (shadaripu)?

Kāma is one of the vices(Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya) and also one of the four aims of life (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha). Can someone explain why and how it is so and also is there a ...
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How to eliminate Kaama?

Kaama is very problematic . It makes us do adharma. How to eliminate it ? What are the ways through which we can overcome Kaama.
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Purusharthas for a yogi

It is well known that Dharma ,Artha, Kama and Moksha are the four Purursharthas . Is a yogi who is Self Realized/striving towards it,able /interested /obligated to, fulfill all 4? If so,how?If not,...
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Is masturbation adharma? Doesnt it form a part of purushartha (kama)? [duplicate]

It is against principles of Brahmacharya. But is it against dharma?
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Can sex boost one's Sadhana?

In this video the speaker Rohit Arya says at 1:21 minutes that sex if used 'correctly' can boost one's Sadhana Is there any scriptural evidence to support his statement? What can possibly be the ...
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What mantras for pursuing kama/artha life?

I was taught gayatri mantra at a young age and I do it daily as it helps a lot with my daily meditation In hinduism, moksha is the ultimate goal. But also there is the role of artha, kama, and Dharma. ...
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What does Chanakya impliy when he says "Dharma" and "Kama" depends on "Artha"? How do the two depend on Artha?

Chanakya remarks - "Dharma" & "Kama" both depend on "Artha". Could you please explain how Dharma & Kama depend on Artha? What does Chanakya imply with this ...
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Punishment of intercourse between children below 13 or 12?

I saw some children who were siblings and still they were doing sexual activity even though they were kids and their big friends told them to do so, are they still punishable according to Sanatan ...
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Why do people choose ascetism?

Ascetics have to deny themselves worldly pleasures, yet "kama" and pleasure is also seen as fundamental in the cycle of Hindu life. Why are there two separate paths to the same Moksha?
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Why is this text NOT a Dharmashastra?

ON THE ACQUISITION OF DHARMA, ARTHA AND KAMA MAN, the period of whose life is one hundred years, should practise Dharma, Artha and Kama at different times and in such a manner that they may ...
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Verses for detachment from Arishadvarga or Shadripu?

Verses for detachment from Arishadvarga or Shadripu: Lust (Kama) Anger (Krodha) Greed (Lobha) Arrogance (Mada) Attachment (Moha) Jealousy (Matsarya) स्त्रीष्वध्यासितचित्तस्य ये पुंसः शुक्रबिन्दवः। ...
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How is moha (मोह) different from kaama (काम)?

To my best understanding moha (मोह) is enchantment and kaama (काम) is desire. However, I am looking for textual references differentiating the two!
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Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA to control lust? [duplicate]

Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA or any religious books to control lust/self-pleasure?
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Is libido in men greater than women? Or is it the other way round?

There is a popular notion that men crave for sex more than women. And medical science seems to agree with it. But what do Hindu scriptures say about this? For example, the Mahābhārata version ...
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Is Kama good or bad for life [duplicate]

According to wikipedia article of Arishadvargas it states According to the Hindu scriptures, Kama and krodha or lust and anger are responsible for all kinds of difficult experiences which we have ...
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Expiation for illicit sex

This answer clarifies that the men or women who participates in illicit sex is considered as sinner and undergoes punishment in Taptasurmi naraka. My doubt is whether the multiplicity of illicit sex ...
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What scriptures say Indra has right/authority to test sages with Kama, Krodha, lobha, Moha, Madha and Matsarya?

Mylavarapu Srinivasa Rao is a well-known scholar of Hinduism and its philosphy in Telugu states. He talks about Greatness of Indra in this video (in Telugu). He says Indra is king of all Devas who ...
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Are Nishkama karma and Purusharthas opposed to each other?

Nishkama karma means desireless action, whereas, purushartha is all about desires and goals. Aren't these two opposed to each other? Which one should we follow?
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Regulative principles for sex life

In the Bhagavad Gita 7.11 Krsna says according the translation of His Divine Grace Swami Prabhupada: ... I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles ... I think many people ...
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When should one shift focus from artha and kama to dharma?

The Kama Sutra seems to state that early in life, it is best to focus on artha and kama, and that only later in life should we truly seek dharma. Is this interpretation correct? Is it useless to seek ...
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Which are the books to be read for Spiritual and Physical pleasure? [closed]

can any one suggest the books to be read for Spiritual and Physical pleasure? I have been in a dilema thought of reading Kamasutra but then a thought comes it is sin. We all know gathering knowlede ...
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What place does a thing like prostitution occupy in the Hindu context?

As to why I was curious upon a question like this : given that ancient Hinduism has given world the popular literature work of kama sutra, so surely there must be some reference as to a thing like ...
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Precedence among the four Purushartha

Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are considered as the four goals of life according to Hinduism. One might argue that Moksha is the highest amongst all four. In the remaining three - Dharma, Artha and ...
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