glossary

(Sanskrit काम) Generally "lust, desire, sexual pleasure." It can also mean "beauty, loveliness, enjoyment, love or desire personified, wish, affection." Thus, kama can be positive or negative.

Kama is one of the four purusharthas (purposes of life).

"I am kama which is unopposed to Dharma." - Krishna in the Gita

Kama is one of the three granthis, knots of heart: Avidya, Kama and Karma (ignorance, desire, and action).

Q. Who is the greatest of all enemies? 
A. Kama (desire), anger, untruth, greed and craving.

Q. Who is not gratified by (all) objects of (enjoyment)? 
A. Desire (lust). - Shankaracharya

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The one who does not know how to fulfill his duties as a simple citizen cannot tread the path of the great mysteries. Many disciples forget the good manners of a sincere and honorable gentleman or lady and become truly irresponsible and even dangerous individuals."

Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries