Kama - an essential subject
The sanskrit word for lust is 'kama'. Even in this world, people steer away from those who tend to have lusty desires. These desires usually refer to strong attractions to the opposite sex, and when one acts upon such desires impulsively and aggressively, the consequences turn out to be ghastly. Hence it is very wisely stated in the scriptures that for the general peace and harmony of society, one should abolish these lusty desires in one's self and take up spiritual practices as prescribed in the Vedas.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Kama category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|The desire to gratify one's own senses is kāma (lust), but the desire to please the senses of Lord Kṛṣṇa is prema (love). (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.165)|
Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.