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.
The soul does not have a gender like male, female etc. And, sexual needs are based on genders. So, needless to say, that the Soul can't be affected by sexual desires.
Here's a verse from the Upanishads:
Naiva stri Na PumAnesha Na ChaivAyam Napumsakaha |
[The Soul or Brahman or the Self] is neither female, nor male not even
a Kliva or ...
Are the carnal desires being needed by the body or the soul?
No Clearly carnal desires are not needed by soul , nor it is attached by it. It's also said in our Upanishads that he (soul) is pure one, without a (subtle) body, without blemish, without muscles (a gross body) . Himself devoid of senses, He shines through the functions of the senses. But three ...
Kamadeva is alive now with body but he lived without body till his birth as Krishna's son Pradyumna. He regained his body after taking birth as Pradyumna during 28th Dwapara Yuga of this Manvantara. Kamadeva as Pradyumna married Rati
after killing Shambasura.
This is mentioned by Lord Shiva Himself in Chapter 19 Rudra Samhita (Parvati Khanda) of Shiva ...
Shiva's third eye did not kill Kama, it merely rendered him Ananga or bodiless; here is how Vishwamitra describes to Rama and Lakshmana in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana:
When Love-god was with his body wise men used to call him Kama, the passion. At this place, that Love-god with his naughty intent braved god of gods Shiva who had been practising ascesis ...
One thing is very clear that a man should mate with his wife only. As far as contraceptive methods are considered, I cannot say about women, but as far as men are considered, though a contraception is used, man's semen is either in his body or it will be outside the body. Release of semen should serve purpose and that too it is begetting child with wife only....
According to Shiva Puran
Lord Shiva told the deities that Kamadeva would take birth as the son of Krishna and Rukmini in the era of dwapar. A demon by the name of Shambar would throw him off in the sea. He would kill that demon and marry Rati, who too would be living in a city near the sea.
But the deities were not satisfied. They requested Lord Shiva to ...
Opinion #1 (Sri Rama Ramanuja Achari)
From The Hindu Sacrament Of Marriage (srimatham.com):
According to Hindu Law only women have conjugal rights known as the
Ritu. The Ritu which means “season” are the 12 nights after the
commencement of the menstrual cycle, excluding the first 3 or 4.
It is laid down in many sacred texts ...
The story of Lord Shiva burning Kamadeva to ashes is related to Shiva's marriage with Parvati Or Girija and birth of Kartikeya for killing of poweful demon Tarakasura .It was plan of all the gods.
Since the death of sati Shiva's wife (previous) , in grief ,he was retreated to the Himalayas and was engaged deep in penance. Meantime gods were unable ...
Pradyumna is the member of Sri Krishna's eternal quadruple expansions (catur-vyuha) and Kamadeva who is a devata entered into his body to acquire a body.
Jiva Goswami says that the statement that Kama who is burnt by Shiva took birth as Pradyumna is only partially acceptable and is a limited proposal.
For Pradyumna to be burnt or for Kamadeva to become ...