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How long do lusty desires continue, sex desire?

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"How long one remains in lusty desires" |"How long the lusty desire continues, sex desire"

Lectures

Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

The emperor inquired, "How long the lusty desires continue, sex desire?" And the minister replied, "Up to the point of death." So the emperor said, "No, no, how it can be?"


Lecture on SB 1.16.7 -- Los Angeles, January 4, 1974:

There was a question, very nice question, by Akbar Badshah, the emperor, Muhammadan emperor, Mogul emperor of India, Akbar Badshah. He was in the fifteenth century, five hundred years ago. So he kept very intelligent ministers. They would reply. Whatever inquiries are made by the emperor, the particular minister will inform, "This is this, sir." So he inquired one minister. His name was . . . hmm. I forget now. So, "How long the lusty desire continues, sex desire?" So he replied: "Up to the point of death." So the emperor said: "No, no. How it can be?" "No, he has got the desire, but he cannot use it. His instruments become dull or useless. Therefore . . . but the desire is there." and, "I don't believe it. I cannot . . . I am not satisfied with this answer." "All right, sir, I will satisfy you."

So one day, all of a sudden the minister came to Akbar Badshah, "Sir, you will have to come with me immediately, and take your young daughter with you." So Akbar Badshah could understand there is some meaning, so he immediately he prepared and took his young daughter with him. So he asked: "Where you are going?" "You will come to know." So he entered in a house where an old man was on the deathbed, a very old man. So the minister requested the emperor that, "While entering the room, you'll kindly try to see the face of the lying man who is going to die." So Akbar was very intelligent. So he was seeing the face. So he marked it that the man was looking towards the young girl, not to the emperor. So he said: "Yes, I have got your answer."

"How long one remains in lusty desires?" This was Emperor Abar's question, and the minister replied, "Up to the last point of death." So Akbar did not believe it. Akbar said, "No, no. How it can be?"


Lecture on SB 7.6.8 -- Vrndavana, December 10, 1975:

Prabhupāda:

durāpūreṇa kāmena
mohena ca balīyasā
śeṣaṁ gṛheṣu saktasya
pramattasyāpayāti hi
(SB 7.6.8)

So our lusty desires, sense gratification, cannot be satisfied even throughout the whole life. The account is being given of the whole life, hundred years. So out of hundred years, fifty years wasted by sleeping, twenty years wasted by playing like boy and young man, and twenty years as old man, diseased, invalidated, and balance ten years. Because ninety years he has been so much attached to materialistic way of life, naturally the balance ten years, śeṣam, he cannot utilize any other way. He can simply engage himself in that lusty desire for material existence. Durāpūreṇa kāmena. In this connection there is a very instructive story—it is fact—that the Emperor Akbar, he enquired from his minister . . . he had one very big minister, I forget just his name.

Devotee: Birbal.

Prabhupāda: What is?

Devotee: Birbal.

Prabhupāda: Birbal? Maybe. Yes. That "How long one remains in lusty desires?" This was Emperor Akbar's question, and the minister replied, "Up to the last point of death." So Akbar did not believe it. Akbar said, "No, no. How it can be?" So the minister said, "All right, I shall reply, timely." So one day, all of a sudden he approached the emperor and said, "Sir, you immediately be ready to come with me with your young daughter." So Akbar, he knew that this minister is very intelligent; there must be some purpose. She went with him, and he took him to a person who was going to die. And the minister asked the emperor that "You kindly study the man who is going to die, on his face." So in the Akbar . . . (indistinct) . . . and his young daughter was entering, the dying man was seeing to the face of the young girl. So Akbar—after all, he's emperor; he could study—he, "Yes, Birbal, what he said, that up to the last point of death this desire is there to see the face of a young girl."

This is called durāpūreṇa. It is never fulfilled. This attraction of man and women in family life continues.

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