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Initially, Suka decided not to marry. However, Vyasa, his father, told him to meet king Janaka. After having a discourse with him he changed his mind. He realized that marriage won't be a hindrance in the path of self-realization. Later he got married and had four sons and one daughter. - Srimad Devi Bhagavatam (also known as Devi Puran or Devi Bhagavat ...


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In Sanatana Dharma calibacy is said to be the one of the highest dharma. Let us see some verses to prove the same.: Bhishma who had no other parallel on earth except Krishna in knowledge who could stand before him, such a great seer sang the glory of Brahmacharya to Yudhishthira in response to his query as follows. "svakarmaniratānāṃ ca śūrāṇāṃ cāpi ...


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According to Vashishta Dharma Sutras if the wife has sex with the husband's disciple or with his elders, in such extreme cases, the wife should be abandoned. Abandoning wife or husband unjustly are of course considered as sins. If she commits adultery with an elder, however, she cannot participate in her husband’s ritual activities. 10 These four are to be ...


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Apparently, it is okay to divorce to focus on raising a child, as the seven Rishis did it. The wording is incredibly weird and really implies something else is going on, although I can't tell what. Probably okay for wives as well, without explicit mention of it not applying to them. "Markandeya continued, ... No one ever imagined that Svaha was the ...


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It is incorrect to say that the fruit of sin goes only to the husband after marriage. Sins and merits are shared equally between husband and wife, for as per the Manusmriti, Vedic rites have been enjoined for them jointly. The Brihaspati smriti explains that husband and wife are like two halves and the fruit of action is shared by those two halves. Here the ...


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