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We should keep up the progeny of the line. If all people become Sannyasins and go to forests, what will
become of this world?
These beautiful women and wealth are the instruments of Maya to delude you and entrap
you into the nets. If you wish to remain always as a worldly man with low thoughts, debasing
desires, you can by all means do so. You are at perfect liberty. You can marry three hundred and
fifty wives and procreate as many children. Nobody can check you. But you will soon find that
this world cannot give you the satisfaction you want, because all objects are conditioned in time,
space and causation. There are death, disease, old age, cares, worries and anxieties, fear, loss,
disappointment, failure, heat, cold, snake-bites, scorpion-stings, abuse, earthquakes, accidents,
etc. You cannot at all find rest of mind even for a single second. As your mind is filled with
passion and impurity, your understanding is clouded and your intellect is perverted now. You are
not able to understand the illusory nature of the universe and the everlasting bliss of Atma.
Passion can be effectively checked. There are potent methods. After checking passion,
you will enjoy real bliss from within - from Atma.
All men cannot become Sannyasins. They have various ties and attachments. They are
passionate and cannot, therefore, leave the world. They are pinned to their wives, children and
property. Your proposition is wholly wrong. It is Asambhava, impossible. Have you ever heard
in the annals of the world’s history that this world had become vacant as all men had become
Sannyasins? Then, why do you bring in this absurd proposition? This is an ingenious trick of
your mind to support your foolish arguments and Satanic philosophy which has passion and
sexual gratification as its important tenets. Do not talk like this in future. This exposes your
foolishness and passion-nature. Do not bother yourself about this world. Mind your own
business. God is all-powerful. Even if this world is completely evacuated when all people retire
to forests, God will immediately create crores of people by mere willing, within the twinkling of
an eye. This is not your look-out. Find out methods to eradicate your passion.
From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda