Gay marriage

1. Introduction to same sex marriage debate

At the beginning of the 21st century, the world has seen increased interest and legislative action to promote and legalize same sex marriages, also known as ‘gay marriages’. The Netherlands was the first country to legalize same sex marriage in 2001.

From Wikipedia: “Same sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two people of the same biological sex and/or gender identity. Legal recognition of same sex marriage or the possibility to perform a same sex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality or equal marriage, particularly by supporters. The legalization of same sex marriage is characterized as “redefining marriage” by many opponents.

The first laws in modern times enabling same sex marriage were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century. As of 9 May 2014, sixteen countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States) allow same sex couples to marry. Polls in various countries show that there is rising support for legally recognizing same sex marriage across race, ethnicity, age, religion, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status.

same sex marriages global stats

Marriage open to same sex couples (ring = individual cases)
Recognized when performed in certain other jurisdictions (ring = individual cases)
Government/court announced intention to recognize
Federal recognition of marriages at the state level
Civil unions
Unregistered cohabitation
same sex unions not legally recognized

Regional outline: Traditional same sex marriage which is not considered homosexual
(Colors higher in the list override those lower down.) – Source: Wikipedia

Introduction of same sex marriage laws has varied by jurisdiction, being variously accomplished through a legislative change to marriage laws, a court ruling based on constitutional guarantees of equality, or by direct popular vote (via a ballot initiative or a referendum).” – Source: Wikipedia

People do not need a Democracy that is pushing people into the terrain of sorrow; people need governance that will impart supreme Bliss instead : “Looking after the welfare of people in a true sense can be done by keeping people happy and content in materialistic life, showing them the path of Bliss and helping them to tread on this Path. Today, people do not see beyond instant psychological and physical happiness and for this short term joy, sometimes people feel that it is their fundamental right to impose their wrong belief systems and behaviour on others. As a result, people are being pushed into the terrain of sorrow.” – His Holiness Dr. Athavale (31.3.2014)

“The recognition of same sex marriage is a political, social, human rights and civil rights issue, as well as a religious issue in many nations and around the world, and debates continue to arise over whether same sex couples should be allowed marriage, or instead be allowed to hold a different status (a civil union), or be denied such rights. The American Anthropological Association avers that social science research does not support the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon not recognizing same sex marriage. Same sex marriages and relationships have been a theme in several fictional story arcs, mythology, cult classics, and video games.” – Source: Wikipedia

“State legislatures have been deeply involved in the public debates about how to define marriage and whether the official recognition of ‘marriage’ should be extended to same sex couples. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia currently have laws that allow same sex marriages.” – Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, USA

Here are some statistics for USA:

  • 646,000 — The number of same sex-couple households in the United States in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. – Source: CNN
  • 80.4% — The percentage growth of same sex couple households in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010, according to the Census Bureau. – Source: CNN
  • 115,064 — Number of same sex couple households in the United States with children, according to the Census Bureau. – Source: CNN

same sex marriage male couple

2. Same sex marriage debate – are same sex marriages correct or incorrect?

The above developments and statistics in relation to same sex couples and marriages and same sex marriage debate show how deep we are now in Kaliyuga (worst of eras).  The average spiritual level of a human being is at an all-time low. Due to this the understanding of what is right or wrong from God’s point of view is lost. That is why it is very easy to influence the minds of people into approving of something that is inherently wrong.

 When we say ‘God’, it actually means eternal Bliss since Bliss is the nature of the soul in all humans. The quality of the soul is Eternal Bliss, Absolute Knowledge and Absolute Truth. When we do spiritual practice, spiritual growth occurs. With spiritual growth, one gains more and more access to the qualities of the soul. Hence, only spiritual practice can help us realize the Truth.

God has created human beings in two forms — a female form and a male form — for companionship, procreation, to complement and learn from each other, and above all for spiritual growth. Living with, or marrying a person of same sex, is not as per the Law of Nature. In general, in nature there are no same sex intercourses. When something is as per the Law of Nature it is called ‘natural’. When something is not as per the Law of Nature, it is called ‘unnatural’. And when something is unnatural, there is a reason behind it.

3. Root cause of homosexuality

The main reason behind the gay orientation of some men is that they are possessed by female ghosts. It is the female ghost in them that is attracted to other men. Conversely the attraction to females experienced by some lesbians is due to the presence of male ghosts in them. The ghost’s consciousness overpowers the person’s normal behaviour to produce the homosexual attraction. Spiritual research has shown that the cause for homosexual preferences lie predominantly in the spiritual realm.

4. Social impact

According to an evolved Saint Adi Shankaracharya from India (8th - 9th century AD),Righteousness (Dharma) is that which accomplishes the 3 tasks of:

  1. Keeping the social system in excellent condition
  2. Bringing about the worldly progress of every living being
  3. Causing progress in the spiritual realm as well.

 – Shri Adi Shankaracharya

It is natural that the LGBT population has the need to be respected as human beings, and in fact they should be. Nevertheless, legislation of same sex marriages is not in accordance with God’s Law of Righteousness. Legalizing same sex marriages in the name of human rights and freedom does not show progress of society. Actually, it shows its decline. In the human race, we need to know what is right and what is wrong. Just like we teach children not to play in dirty water or eat mud, we need to educate society on what is right or wrong. By failing to do so, we run the risk of further declining in Righteousness and consequently people in society will be more unhappy.

Perhaps more and more people are now realizing that the nucleus of society – family and its natural structure – has been undermined.

“What people want is happiness, but Bliss is a far more superlative happiness. It depends what we want – permanent happiness and Bliss or happiness and consequent sorrow? God means Bliss – no sorrow at all.” – H.H. Dr. Athavale

Both men and women are increasingly unhappy and discontent.  Hence the number of divorces is on the rise in almost all countries of the world. Children are becoming increasingly raised by TV and video games as they are left on their own at early age.

 “When marriages like these keep on increasing, since there are no children, human race ends.” – H.H.Dr. Athavale.

The root cause of this problem is that human beings have become more self-centered over time and pursue short-term happiness. The predominant thinking is “I want happiness every moment and for that I will do what I want to do”. When we do as per other’s wish there is sacrifice, and in sacrifice, there is Bliss. We fail to realize that in self-control there is more happiness than living as per our own wish because it decreases ego. The moment ego is less, Bliss is experienced. When ego is completely gone, there is eternal Bliss.

“An individual is safe if society is safe. Hence, society is more important than individual freedom.” H.H. Dr. Athavale
 “Man is protected by society, society by nation and nation by God.” – H.H. Dr. Athavale

Once the family structure is weak, society becomes weak. Negative energies use this weakness and can rule over society through various people in power. Allowing same sex marriages further contributes to the decline of society.

 

5. Indulging in homosexual activity or supporting it invites sin

Comparative table of sins related to homosexuality

Sin %
Using bad words 1%
Kissing in public 2%
same sex ‘marriage’ 2%
Being in the nude among others 3%
same sex couples who decide to have children with them 5%
People who support same sex marriages 4%
Authorities who legalize same sex marriages 5%
Indulging in homosexual intercourse or activity 5%
Homosexual promiscuity 5%
Luring others into homosexual activity 8%
Sex in public 10%
Attacking somebody 13%
Murder 100%

*The above figures are for only one incident. If the above activities are repeated, the sins accumulate.

**Those who do not allow same sex marriages are doing their duty as per the Law of Righteousness.

6. Negative energies are affecting same sex couples

Activity

Impact per year

Duration in conscious mind

Duration in subconscious mind

same sex ‘married’ couples

10%

Lifetime

For many births

same sex couples with children – effect on children

15%

Lifetime

For many births

It is hence not advisable to practice homosexuality or live with another person of the same sex.

7. Same sex couples with children

In some cases same sex marriage couples have children either from their previous heterosexual relationship, or surrogate pregnancies (surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person) or from adoption.

same sex couple with children same sex gay couple with baby

“Full joint adoption by same sex couples is currently legal in the following countries: Argentina (2010), Belgium (2006), Brazil (2010), Canada (1999 onward, depending on province), Denmark (2010), France (2013), Iceland (2006), Netherlands (2001), New Zealand (2013), Norway (2009), South Africa (2002), Spain (2005), Sweden (2002), United Kingdom (England and Wales 2005, Scotland 2009, Northern Ireland 2013, Uruguay (2009).” – Source: Wikipedia

It is one thing to choose to live with a person of the same sex and quite another to involve children in this unnatural union. This happens due to selfishness of same sex couples. In order to satisfy their needs for parenthood, they decide to raise and educate children in a homosexual environment. This affects children adversely as seen in the above table. In psychology this is called ‘modeling’. What children see will feel right to them and they will model (copy) it. It also incurs sin.

“People who are selfish, have only their needs or wants in mind and ‘self’ is their center of attention. Contrary to this, seekers of God have God as their center of attention and consequently acquire protection from God. That is why we need to do regular spiritual practice as per the 6 basic principles, to progress spiritually and naturally move away from selfishness and other practices which are spiritually harmful for us and society.” – H.H. Dr. Athavale

It is hence not advisable to bring children into same sex living arrangements and environment.

8. Remedies to overcome homosexual tendencies and activities

8.1 At a psychological level

Hypnotherapy can be used to overcome homosexual tendencies by:

  1. Clarifying the misunderstanding that there is something biologically wrong with the homosexual person (unless it is proven that homosexuality occurred due to hormonal changes).
  2. Inducing physical attraction to the opposite sex.
  3. Erasing memories of previous homosexual experiences and replace them with heterosexual ones.

8.2 At a spiritual level

Homosexuality can be overcome by regular spiritual practice as per the 6 basic principles. SSRF suggests some simple steps.

To overcome homosexual tendencies and desires one should perform the below spiritual healing remedies:

Homosexuality RemediesTo overcome homosexual tendencies and desires one should perform the following spiritual healing remedies:

Chant Mudra Nyas
Om Rudraya namaha’ (specific position of fingers to channel the Divine energy into the body and subtle body)One can keep the following mudra as shown in the above picture: Nyas is the focusing of energy flow through the medium of the fingers joined together at the tips. By doing nyas, we focus our spiritual energy by directing our bunched fingers towards a particular energy centre.It is recommended to perform nyas on the Sahasrar (crown chakra) and the Swadhishthan (sacral chakra) simultaneously.

Method of chanting:

  1. Chant this chant 108 times each in the morning, afternoon and evening.
  2. Light an incense stick when chanting.
  3. Apply the Holy ash (vibhuti) on the body
Method: Join the tips of thumb and index finger with slight pressure using thumb. Keep the rest of the fingers straight as much as possible.Duration: Daily till the homosexual tendency goes away. Generally, the mudra should be done continuously for 45 min. It can be done for a longer duration also. Nyas should always be accompanied with chanting. By chanting we imbibe divine energy of the aspect of God Whose Name we chant. By doing nyas, we channelise the divine energy derived from the chanting to that particular spiritual energy centre. By doing so, that energy is dispersed to the organs in that area. If your hand starts aching during the course of doing nyas you can bring your hand down and rest it for some time or you can change your hand.
By performing the above remedies one can be free from homosexual tendencies and activities and lead a happier and more Blissful life.
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