I cannot live in this modern day world without violating the five vows. What are your views?
Life is uncertain, unpredictable and very little in our control. We dont see life in its entireness to make plans or control our future. Then how are u going to make sure that u can make a sensible promise? U cant swim against the current of life ! That only ruins u. See what happened to the charecter Bhisma in mahabharata ! How damaging his vows proved to be.... for him as well as those around him. The whole mahabharata arose out of his vow. To take a vow is a disrespect shown to life, an act of arrogence and ignorence !
special five vows
Lustless: Desireless:- He has to observe Naishthik Brahmacharya i.e. eight-fold celibacy strictly. He has to observe a fast if he has seen a face of a lady. Not to expect any remuneration even of his good deeds or must not have any desire of anything.
Greedless:- He should not be attached at all to the worldly objects. He should keep clothes and things only permitted to him. He should not accept, touch or possess even any sort of currency of his own.
Tasteless:- He should not be allured or tempted at all to any taste. Not to eat anything which is not offered to God, that also mixed togather with water.
Prideless:- He should not have any sort of pride of renouncement, penance, knowledge, efficiency religious austerity, devotion, etc. If anybody beats him, abuses him or insults him, he should endure patiently, not to be angry at all, should forgi ...more