How Are People Able To Go Through With Arranged Marriages

Krishna's Mercy

[Vishnu's lotus feet]“Poverty will be looked on as dishonorable, while a hypocrite who can put on a show will be thought pious. Marriage will be based on arbitrary agreement, and simply taking a bath will be considered proper cleansing and decoration of the body.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 12.2.5)

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अनाढ्यतैवासाधुत्वे
साधुत्वे दम्भ एव तु
स्वीकार एव चोद्वाहे
स्नानम् एव प्रसाधनम्

anāḍhyataivāsādhutve
sādhutve dambha eva tu
svīkāra eva codvāhe
snānam eva prasādhanam

Friend1: Vedic culture sure knows how to shock people. You start off with the restrictions on meat-eating and intoxication.

Friend2: Hmm, that is a more refined version of the culture. You will find plenty of people living within a tradition rooted in sanatana-dharma who still eat meat and consume adult beverages.

Friend1: Okay, I am referring to the serious followers. Those who are trying to become brahmanas, at the least.

Friend2: Which is the…

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