How a brahmacari can channel sex desire
Posted on January 21, 2013
Filed under BVKS Sanga
Madhudvisa: Prabhupada, how may a brahmacari channel his sex desire, you
know, in serving Krsna — that energy that he can’t control which is going
to his sexual desires? How may he channel that into using that energy for
Prabhupada: Sex desire is not unnatural, but you can utilize your sex desire
for Krsna’s service. You can produce Krsna conscious children. So we don’t
prohibit. Our process is that everything should be in the service of Krsna.
The others, they are producing children like cats and dogs. If you produce
children, Krsna conscious, the face of the world will change. So sex desire
is not unnatural. That is natural. Just like to become hungry. So hungry
means it is healthy life. But it is the thing what you are eating. That is
the thing. That will be considered whether you will keep yourself healthy or
you become diseased. That if you feel hunger, that is not unnatural.
Similarly, if you feel sex desire, that is not unnatural. That is natural.
But you have to utilize. That is restraint of the sastra. Yahsastra-vidhim
utsrjya [Bg. 16.23]. What sastra says how you shall utilize. So Krsna says
in the Bhagavad-gita that “The regulative way of sex life is Myself.” He
says, “I am.” Sex life is not condemned. But one should know that “Why I
shall use my sex life?” If it is used for Krsna’s purpose, then I shall use.
Otherwise I will not. That is Krsna consciousness.
…a Krsna conscious father and mother should be determined that “We shall
beget children in such a way that this life will be the end of his change of
body.” This life he will be liberated. That’s all. That is Krsna
consciousness sex life. “I shall take care of my children in such a way that
no more he will come back again in the womb of mother. He will be liberated,
go back to Godhead.” You can produce hundreds of children like that. That is
Krsna’s service. That is Krsna consciousness. There is nothing unnatural in
Krsna consciousness. Everything is natural.
Srila Prabhupada’s lecture, November 8, 1968