‘Kama-Kanchana’- (Lust and Gold) – COURT MARRIAGE AND YOU
IT is ‘woman and gold’ that binds man and robs -
*- him of his freedom. It is woman that creates the
need for gold. For woman one becomes the slave
of another, and so loses his freedom. Then he
cannot act as he likes.
The priests in the temple of Govindaji at Jaipur
were celibates at first, and at that time they had
fiery natures. Once the King of Jaipur sent for
them, but they didn’t obey him. They said to the
messenger, “Ask the king to come to see us.” After
consultation, the king and his ministers arranged
marriages for them. From then on the king didn’t
have to send for them.
They would come to him of themselves and say:
“Your Majesty, we have come with our blessings.
Here are the sacred flowers of the temple. Deign to
accept them.” They came to the palace, for now
they always wanted money for this thing or
another—the building of a house, the rice-taking
ceremony of their babies, or the rituals connected
with the beginning of their children’s education.