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Western views of celibacy

  1. Vidya Patham

    Jan 13th, 2012

    It is inspiring to read how western philosophers were influenced by India and its philosophy.

  2. Kalpana Kulkarni

    Jan 14th, 2012

    Thank you for sharing the western views on celibacy.

  3. Jagannath Dham Das

    Jan 14th, 2012

    Thanks HG VrajVihari Prabhu for bringing out the essence from different schools of thoughts !
    Hare Krishna !

  4. suresh

    Jan 14th, 2012

    nice article,

  5. Paramesvara Dasa

    Jan 16th, 2012

    Very good article. To maintain celibacy, one needs to chant holy names. All glories to the Monks in Radha Gopinath Temple.

  6. Rambaboo maheshwari

    Jan 16th, 2012

    Very inspiring to read and more effective. It is becouse came from a stounch practicner.

  7. deepak bagla

    Jan 16th, 2012

    thank you for sharing the same

  8. samir paleja

    Jan 16th, 2012

    great article. thank u.

  9. Anshu Jaiman

    Jan 16th, 2012

    Hare Krishna Maharaj. Maharaj ki jai hoo…!!! All Glories to Radhanath swami Maharaj.Hare Krishna..Maharaj ki jai hoo..!!! Thanks prji for sharing the article.. Thanks Pr. Thanks Maharaj.
    Ys- Anshu Jaiman

  10. Anshu Jaiman

    Jan 16th, 2012

    Really a very very very very nice article..

  11. Anshu Jaiman

    Jan 16th, 2012

    Hare Krishna Maharaj. Maharaj ki jai hoo…!!! All Glories to Radhanath swami Maharaj.
    Hare Krishna..Maharaj ki jai hoo..!!! Thanks prji for sharing the article. I’m reminded of the instruction – guru means heavy, Swamiji explains that means Guru’s words have more priority than everything else.I got the great inputs which will give me deep realizations. Thanks Pr. Thanks Maharaj.
    Ys- Anshu Jaiman

  12. Anshu Jaiman

    Jan 16th, 2012

    Hare Krishna Maharaj. Maharaj ki jai hoo…!!! All Glories to Radhanath swami Maharaj.Hare Krishna..Maharaj ki jai hoo..!!! Thanks prji for sharing the article. Really a good reminder for people in ISKCON, outside world and for myself… Really good one. Very instructive and deeply inspiring post. Thank you sharing this wonderful story of explaining how Radhanath swami and all the spiritual teachers teach the lessons to their disciples by acting in different ways according to the situation.Thank you so much for the post. Determined perseverance is essential for progress in spiritual life. Hari Bol… Thanks for sharing Thanks Pr. Thanks Maharaj.
    Ys- Anshu Jaiman

  13. Kalpana Kulkarni

    Jan 17th, 2012

    Views on celibacy seems to be the same all over the world. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Amar Solanki

    Jan 19th, 2012

    interesting article. thank u.

  15. madhura

    Jan 20th, 2012

    Thank you for this wonderful article.

  16. Kuldeep Soni

    Jan 24th, 2012

    Nice One.

  17. Sumit Sharma

    Jan 24th, 2012

    Thanks for sharing it.

  18. madhura

    Jan 24th, 2012

    wonderful article.

  19. Kalpana Kulkarni

    Jan 25th, 2012

    Wonderful article. Even the western world follows the vows as others.

  20. umesh

    Feb 2nd, 2012

    thanks for sharing nice article

  21. Abhinav Mutreja

    Feb 3rd, 2012

    Nice Article !

  22. satish

    Feb 7th, 2012

    Amazing!

  23. Jay B

    Feb 9th, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this article !
    Hare Krishna !

  24. Shivkumar

    Feb 27th, 2012

    Very wonderful article. thanks for sharing

  25. Prakash T

    Mar 9th, 2012

    Wonderful article from a disciple of Radhanath Swami!!!

  26. Dnyanesh

    Mar 14th, 2012

    Thanks for bringing out western philosophers views on importance of celibacy which will help today’s youth who are so much behind western culture to appreciate and follow advice of vedic culture.

  27. Bhaskar

    Mar 18th, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article.

  28. Kalpana Kulkarni

    Mar 18th, 2012

    Thanks for sharing the views of western philosophers!

  29. Shyam Mahtani

    Apr 24th, 2012

    If I had only read this article a long time back I would have been a celibate monk. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Rajat Sharma

    May 21st, 2012

    Hare Krishna !

    Thanks a lot Vraj Bihari Prabhu for sharing this nice article.

    Even though i’m married, it holds the same relevance for people like me as it would in case of a celibate.

  31. Anand

    Jun 3rd, 2012

    It was really a nice article with lot of inputs from western civilization as well about importance of practicing celibacy. An open minded seeker of truth will really find such articles and wonderful vedic scriptures to be inspiring.

  32. Yogesh

    Aug 28th, 2012

    Very nice ………………..
    it gave me faith that ok this is really accepted even in western world also……………………..

  33. mala sharma

    Sep 10th, 2012

    its really nice. we should understand it and try to follow personally.

  34. Nilkanth

    Sep 12th, 2012

    It is an incredible concept of restricting oneself from illicit affairs because without regulation & direction no vehicle(human body) can reach to its destination.

  35. nandkishor das

    Sep 23rd, 2012

    There is no difficulty in regarding India as the source of the entirely new ideal of asceticism in the West”. William Phillips

  36. chandra bhushan tiwari

    Sep 26th, 2012

    celibacy can deliver a person from this material world

  37. Kalpana Kulkarni

    Oct 6th, 2012

    India is the storehouse of spirituality and it is no surprise that the west has taken inspiration and guidance from the East. The monks of radhagopinath ashram are an epitome of celibacy who enjoy spirituality rather than others who think of it as an austerity.

  38. Y.Raja Shekar

    Oct 16th, 2012

    As the Westerners are very keen to learn our vedic culture, the Indians are madly after the western culture. The vedic culture has it all. What Prabhuji had quoted on celibacy from Srimad Bhagavatam 7th Canto, was amazingly a quote of Prahlad Maharaj, a 5 year old child. This goes to show that even a fully grown up modern man with all the intelligence is not a match to even a 5 year old boy of Indian vedic culture. This is the power of vedic culture preached and practiced by the celibate monks of Sri Sri Radhagoinath ashram under the meticulate guidance of HH Radhanath Swami. All glories to each one of them.

  39. Ravi Garg

    Oct 22nd, 2012

    Interesting article to read…..

  40. Pranjal Dixit

    Dec 10th, 2012

    A very nice and deep article to read. Not only Brhamacharis but Grahasthas should also try to restrice their sexual life as much as they can so that they can serve Guru and Krishna in a better way leaving their pleasures behind.

  41. Kalpana Kulkarni

    Dec 21st, 2012

    Thank you for sharing the real truth about how celibacy is to be practiced. It’s not only about abstaining from sex, it is focusing on something higher. Celibacy should not be an experience of agony, it should be joyful and the monks at Radhagopinath ashram are a living proof of this joy and bliss.

  42. Rajesh

    Dec 26th, 2012

    Very informative article on vedic lifestyle and its relevance to the whole world. thank you.

  43. amit

    Dec 30th, 2012

    very great article hope we can pratice in our lives :).

  44. Keshav

    Jan 3rd, 2013

    Reports like this are continually required.

  45. Saurabh

    Jan 4th, 2013

    A temporary solution to the sex desire can never satiate a person but can only increase his madness, which comes next time with added intensity.
    Thank you for sharing this article.

  46. Prahalad Kaul

    Jan 5th, 2013

    That is why bramachari training was so much stressed & was literally mandatory for men to practice celebacy in vedic life.

  47. Rajshekhar

    Jan 8th, 2013

    Wonderful insights on celibacy which is most neglected in the modern world.

  48. anil manga

    Jan 21st, 2013

    WOnderful article. amazed to know that sexual intercourse has never done a man good, and he is lucky if it has not harmed him.

  49. geetika

    Mar 29th, 2013

    very enlighhtening to know different school of thoughts depicting the same essence.i really wonder how times have changed and how the so called ” modern thoughts ” are misleading the world.

  50. umesh

    May 2nd, 2013

    This proves how the Vedic culture was so influential in the past and influenced so many people from other traditions as well.

  51. Himanshu Goel

    Jun 15th, 2013

    Thank u

  52. anjan

    Jun 19th, 2013

    Thanks for posting this beautiful article that can be an eye-opener to the so called modern people of this world

  53. Sri Ishwari Aher

    Aug 2nd, 2013

    its really wonderful artical……….Thank you for sharing.

  54. NSP

    Aug 7th, 2013

    wonderful article!

  55. Sada Nandini

    Sep 8th, 2013

    Thank you for this wonderul article.

  56. Swapnil Gaonkar

    Sep 24th, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this nice article.

  57. Kalpana Kulkarni

    Apr 15th, 2014

    Very interesting and informative article on celibacy!

  58. NSP

    Jul 1st, 2014

    Nice article! Very informative!

  59. Balkrishan Arora

    Jul 30th, 2014

    It’s indeed a very good article by Vrajabihari Das, who himself is a celebate and student of Radhanath Swami


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