A householder shall give food to Brahmacharins who do not cook their meals and, after keeping enough for his relatives and dependents, he shall distribute the residue to birds and beasts.
He should shave his hair properly, wear clean clothes and keep himself neat and tidy. Even if extremely tempted, he should not visit his wife during the three forbidden days of her periods, nor share the same bed with her. Intellect, strength, vigor, eyesight and vitality are impaired if a man goes to a woman during her menses.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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