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That one marriage is sufficient. She must remain very faithful to her husband, chaste. That is wanted. Not that "I do not like this husband. I'll change." That is not wanted

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

That one marriage is sufficient. She must remain very faithful to her husband, chaste. That is wanted. Not that "I do not like this husband. I'll change." That is not wanted.


Prabhupāda: Cyavana became young and the aśvinī-kumāras also became . . .

Hari-śauri: Oh, they all went in.

Prabhupāda: All. They dipped down in a certain lake. In this way, he became a very beautiful young man. Then for soma-yajña, his father-in-law, the daughter's father, came. He came. So he was surprised, "How is that? My daughter is with another young man?" He became angry, "My dear daughter, what is this? You are defaming your husband's family and my family." He began to chastise like that. And just see. Because he sees that, "I got my daughter married with old Cyavana. How is that, with a young man?" Just see. Condemned like anything. And she was laughing. She knew that, "I have not changed my husband. A change of body." Then she said: "My dear father, don't be angry. He's your real son-in-law. He has become now young by treatment." Then he was very pleased and embraced her (his) daughter that, "You are so nice." This is Vedic civilization. Even one has got old, going-to-die husband, she cannot change. This is the chastity.

Hari-śauri: Once a woman was married, then that was finished. No connection with another man.

Prabhupāda: No, no. That one marriage is sufficient. She must remain very faithful to her husband, chaste. That is wanted. Not that "I do not like this husband. I'll change." That is not wanted.

Hari-śauri: That's Western mentality.

Prabhupāda: Whatever your father and mother has chosen, that's all. He's your worshipable husband. This is the . . . this point I wanted to bring. And his (her) father was surprised, "How is that? I got you married with an old man. Somehow or other, circumstances, I was obliged. How is that you have picked up one young man?" He chastised her like anything. Then when he came to understand that the same old man has become now young man by medical treatment, then he was satisfied. So you cannot change. I have seen it. One, my father's friend, he was very old man. My father was also. He was at that time not less than sixty-five. But his wife died, and he was married with another young girl. But his sister forced him to marry that, "Unless you marry, who will look after you? You have no children." But I have seen that young woman who was married with that gentleman . . . in our childhood we used to called her didi. Didi means elder sister. So the relationship was very thick and thin. But that old man, not less than sixty-five, and this young woman, utmost twenty to twenty-five. She was serving the husband like anything. We have seen it. There is no question of changing or being dissatisfied.