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I cannot live in this modern day world without violating the five vows. What are your views?

Asked by iqbal ahmed, 02 May '09 11:28 am
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Vows by themselves are ubsurd !
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 !
Answered by Shunmugham, 02 May '09 11:08 pm

 
  
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There are two types of vows, one for the monks and one for house-holders. The vows for monks are called the great vows (Maha Vrata). In the practice of Maha Vrata, total abstinence from violence, falsehood, stealing, carnality and possessiveness is observed. The vows for the house-holders are called as partial vows (Anu Vrata). House-holders observes the vows of non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, abstinence from illicit sexual activities and non-possessiveness form a gross point of views. The partial vows are not nearly as strict as the great vows. Each house-holder observes these partial vows according to place, time, feeling, his/her capacity and his/her profession. The degree of the practice of partial vows among the house-holder can vary. A house-holder takes the specific partial vows with certain conditions that he/she thinks can practice without feeling miserable. There are more than 13 billion combinations of practicing partial vows. Even practicing only one combination i ...more
Answered by parveen, 02 May '09 11:40 am

 
  
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I dont know the 5 vows which you are talking about. But if we are ready for any kind of sacrifice then it is possble to lead a highly virtuous life
Answered by Vikram, 02 May '09 01:41 pm

 
  
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There are different 5 vows from different religions like jain etc but to me I liked Saints of Swaminarayan\'s
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
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 02 May '09 11:57 am

 
  
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Live a Balanced Moderate Life Neither too much materialism nor monasticism .
Answered by funda, 02 May '09 01:12 pm

 
  
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Nobody is perfect
Answered by savithri kalidhas, 02 May '09 11:31 am

 
  
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If you can live without any violations against Gods plan ... the world will not be as what it is today.....
Answered by stanleyrobey, 02 May '09 11:30 am

 
  
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