Are The Vedas Obscene

That the Deavatas and the Timurthis, Brahma, Vishnu ans Rudra are prone to emotions and they pay for their actions.

Especially the Deavatas like Indra , Varuna, Agni, Vayu and others are only a slightly more evolved Beings than Man:they undergo the trails and tribulations as we Humans go through because of our desires.

3.Some of the passages quoted in the article are allegorical and they do not promote obscenity.

4.To understand the Vedas , one must know that Vedas, at the Highest level do not subscribe to the concept of Sin at all.

It says that the so-called Sins are the result of Human Nature nd warns people to stay away if they want to develop spiritually.

Sanctions are imposed by the Smritis and not by the Sruthi(Vedas)

Later The Ithihasas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas express this idea from real life and expose the perils of such desires.

Exchange Wives, Rig Veda

And there might be people who may not be virtuous as well in , though the majority are virtuous.

This is applicable to any society of any time frame.

One has to bear in mind this fact when one talks about the Vedic India and its people.

Ravana existed when Lord Rama lived.

Duryodhana lived along side Yudhistra.

So when one reads the Vedas, these facts are to be borne in mind.

The Vedic society consisted of virtuous men and women;it also had people of lowly character.

Then we have social issues like Drinking, prostitution, gambling and sexual profligacy.

LGBT Issues In Hindu Forward Communities

Sometime back I posted an article on the views of Hinduism on LGBT.

The post received good response and many with this issue have written to me saying that th post helped them mentally.

Yet members of some communities i Facebook of which I am a member, felt that these issues are in bad taste and some communities have even removed the post.

Hinduism is a way of Life…By adopting an Ostrich like attitude, one faces on certain issues, much more serious issues later that would arise because of this.

Problems are to be addressed to and not wished away, thinking that if we do not think about them , it would disappear.

There is this attitude of taking no decision, a modern western concept of course,justifying that the problem would solve itself.

LGBT Hinduism Accepts Understands

Hinduism accepts Eunuchs,Transvestite, Homosexuality,Lesbianism.Bisexuality as Natural.

Ardhanareswara, Lord Krishna marrying Irvana,Arjuna becoming Bruhannala,Mandhafha being born of a Man,Chanda -Chamundi ,Bhagavathi,

Yellamma, the Birth of Lord Ayyapa.Lord Muruga are indicative of what is now termed as Normal Sexual Behavior.

In most cases it is explained that one takes the Form of he other sex,like Bruhannala, or Lord Krishna becomes a woman .

All said and done there is evidence that Hinduism did not treat this a s Deviant Behavior, it was not condescending towards them nor were they extended special privileges.

These were not ostracized by the society,nor were they looked upon condescendingly.

Rigveda says regarding Samsara that Vikruti Evam Prakriti (perversity/diversity is what nature is all about, or, what seems un-natural is also natural), which some scholars believe recognizes the cyclical constancy of homosexual/transsexual dimensions of human life, like all forms of universal diversities.[38] People of a third gender (tritiya-prakriti), not fully men nor women, are mentioned here and there throughout Hindu texts such as the Puranas but are not specifically defined. In general they are portrayed as effeminate men, often cowardly, and with no desire for women. Modern readers often draw parallels between these and modern stereotypes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sexual identities.

However some Smritis censure them,like Manu, though ot severely.

They took part in all Vedic activities , they were not prohibited from Religious or Spiritual activity.

However the Vishnu Puran says hat the Eunuchs should not be present when one is performing Sradha.

So, Hinduism does not treat LGBT as Deviants, not dos it treat them with special privileges.

Such is the greatness of Hinduism it accepts Nature as it is without delivering Value judgements on what is essentially a natural Phenomenon