Many things exist that are beyond human perceptions. And one such thing is the power of love. Love in its magnificence is capable of miracles and the highest form of love is the union between two bodies when they revel in the ultimate union of the body and soul.
The act of making love or sex is considered sacred in many religions and it is so because it is the coming together of opposite energies, opposite entities, the Ying and the Yang. In many tribes, the act is considered so sacred that special prayers and rituals are performed when a couple is married. When a couple gets married, there is a promise made, a vow given with extraordinary depth of feeling and singularity of will. It is a promise witnessed and sanctified by the presence of one or more persons. Even when there are no witnesses, our subconscious mind, our soul and God become our silent witnesses. Such a vow becomes an oath that gets embedded in the very core of our being.
In every incarnation, there is a mate for every human being. And some of the souls reincarnate with vows made to be together in age after age, incarnations after incarnations. An invisible thread of love binds such souls. When we succeed in finding our soul mate, our twin soul, we attain the highest possible bliss in love and advance spiritually.
For these very reasons, I am not in favour of pre-marital sex. The coming together of two persons before marriage is considered as a sin in many religions. If a person doesn’t consider the union between two souls or two bodies as something sacred and magnificent, then it degrades as a mere act of pleasure that lasts for a short duration of time. But when two persons who have exchanged marriage vows and are comfortable with each other make love, the act of their coming together bonds them together in a solid relation.
In many western countries, couples live together and test their compatibilities before getting married. Some couples never get married. But they live together throughout their life; this too is a type of marriage at the spiritual level, where God is the witness. The institution of marriage is questioned for its purpose and sanctity. But in an earlier period, in Europe and other countries, pre-marital sex was a taboo and a man caught in a compromising position with an unmarried female was supposed to have ruined her. He had to marry her.
In India too, pre-marital sex is not approved by most of the societies. Though urban societies have toned down their outlook towards pre-marital sex, the rural regions still consider sex before marriage as a taboo.
The current generation is open to the ideas of living together before marriage and they don’t consider it as an act of sin. Many say that there is nothing wrong in pre-marital sex if there is mutual consent. But many later regret their decisions.
Indian culture has given a lot to the world. The sacred relationship between man and woman, the sanctity of marriage is one such belief. According to Hinduism, the sacred vow of marriage exists between the persons for the next seven incarnations. If these two souls come together, they attain a higher level of spirituality in the ensuing incarnations and attain the nirvana or ultimate salvation eventually.
The presence of the atrocities like rape that exists in society also degrades the divine union between man and woman. Under the influence of alcohol and drugs, many men commit such atrocities. It is often the female that is persecuted and she dies inside after the heinous act. She blames herself and is further outlawed by the reactions from the society. Such poor girls should be rescued and rehabilitated.
The spiritual strength of marriage and the sanctity of it should be preserved by all individuals. The peace that such a relation bestows upon a couple is enormous.
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