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Topic: Lust, see also Material attachment, Kama

Reading Complexity: Easy
In Vedic society “love” of dogs, cats, country, relatives, and humanity goes by a different name. There’s a long history to bumper stickers. It began with Stone Age cavedwellers, who sometimes painted pictures on the walls of their homes. Later on, the Egyptians invented pyramids and decorated them with hieroglyphics. After that, Rome was built, and people were busy inscribing mottos and decrees...
Reading Complexity: Easy
People outside spiritual life sometimes criticize Lord Krishna’s devotees and other spiritual aspirants for having renounced the material world. Spiritualists, the critics say, have abandoned loving relationships and therefore suffer emotional disturbances. For example, Bertrand Russell wrote of “gloomy saints who abstained from all pleasure of sense … denying themselves meat and wine and the...
Reading Complexity: Medium
The following conversation between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and David Lawrence, a British schoolteacher, took place in August 1973 during an early morning walk in London. David Lawrence: In the Srimad-Bhagavatam there seems to be a great deal of … demonology, if you like. Now, I confess this raises problems for me. Are the references to, say, the demoness Putana...