supreme soul bestows his endless bounty on all the
creatures alike without any discrimination. Still human
beings enjoy a privileged position because the God has
endowed human being the God has endowed human being with
intelligence. With intelligence, a human being can think
about his interests and is inclined to act accordingly.
Supreme soul, the father of all the creatures, wishes
well irrespective of the quality of the creature. Hence,
time and again, he takes incarnations as animals, birds,
aquatic animals and human being in order to do away with
the crises that face humanity. At the same time,
incarnation of God teaches valuable lessons through his
qualities often, the sage and ascetics act as a means to
carry out work for the benefit of all.
MAHARSHI VATSAYAN:EXPONENT OF KAMASUTRA
Well before the exposition of Kamasutra, certain sage
Babhravpanchal had a compiled a treatise Kama Shastra.
It is not available now. But it is very huge collection.
And because of its hugeness later scholars divided it
into different volumes. Maharshi Vatsayan had actually
produced an abridged version of Kama Shastra. There are
disputes regarding the time period of Vatsayan. But the
experts fix the time of Vatsyayan when Patana was famous
Evidently the commentator Vatsyayan of NyayaDarshan and
exponent Vatsyayan of Kamasutra, both are one and single
person. Some servants even assert that Vastsayan was the
third name of Vishnugupt - other two being Chanakya and
Kautilya. Yashodhar, the commentator of Kamasutra has
identified Vatsayan as Mallanaga. Hence, his original
name appeared to be Malanaga, with a tile of Vatsyayan.
OBJECTS OF HUMAN CREATION
Like every creature, humans have also received certain
rights, and certain duties for a successful existence in
the world. Objects of comforts have also been provided.
For human being there are four objects for his
existence. These are Dharma (religion), Arth (luxuries),
Kama (carnal pleasures) and Moksha (salvation). Most of
the people neither crave nor strive for all the four.
First three – religion, luxuries and carnal pleasures
are more important for them. Maharishi Vatsayana regards
these three objects as the basic reason of existence.
Everybody strives to achieve either of these objects
with all his might. Shastras or disciplines help a
person to achieve the object he deserves.
NECESSITY OF KAMA SHASTRA
Despite having enthusiasm determination, faith and
capacity, often a human being fails to achieve his
object for the want of a competent guide. Kama or carnal
pleasure is one of the main objects of existence of a
human being. But without a well-laid discourse and
discipline, no one can achieve pleasure. Like other
disciplines, Kama Shastra also contains certain norms
and disciplined actions necessary to achieve one's goal.
NECESSITY OF READING KAMASHASTRA
Like religion and earnings, Kama or Carnal pleasures are
the third goal of human life. Without having a proper
knowledge of Kama, one cannot experience all the other
physical comforts. A married person is naturally
inclined towards carnal pleasures. In other words,
carnal pleasures constitute basic reason for marriage.
A man and a woman agree to tie a nuptial knot only to
have carnal pleasures. Marriage simply reflects the
social nod for their union. But if the people entering
the marriage lack the basic knowledge about it, they
will not be able to achieve the basic goal of marriage.
It is here where Kama Shastra comes in the picture.
Evidences show that Kama or Carnal union of male and
female forces had never been taken for granted even in
ancient time. Vedas, Puranas and other literature
describe profusely about the authenticity, necessity and
relevance of Kama Shastra.
Ancient sages composed Kama Shastra on the basis of
Vedas. Maharshi Nandikeshwar was the first originator of
Kama Shastra in to various chapters. Apart from these,
great sages like Dattakacharya, Charayana, Suvarn-nama
Ghotakmukh, Gonardiya, Gonikaputra and Kuchumar had also
contributed their mite in the evolution and refinement
of Kama Shastra. Sage Vatsayan gave the finishing touch
to Kama Shastra.
NECESSITY OF KAMASUTRA IN EDUCATION
Gurukula system of education was prevalent in ancient
India. Abidance to celibacy was a must for the inmates
of Gurukul. Kamasutra was taught to the celibate
disciples during their stay in Gurukul. The disciples
could enter married life only when he had thorough
knowledge of Kamasutra. Of course, study of Kamasutra
used to be taken up after the education of Vedas,
Vedangas and other scriptures had been finished. Thus,
by the time, disciples left Gurukul, they were experts
in Vedas and clever in social conduct. Their married
life as result would be free from problems and
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