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India's Dowry Problem

And the origins of India’s dowry system

The modern use of the word word ‘dowry’ refers to the durable goods, cash, real or movable property, a transfer of parental property, gifts or money given at the marriage of a daughter. The older more traditional meaning and use was that this was a gift to the bride as her exclusive property.

In India due to British manipulation of Hindu Law, it became the price paid by the bride’s family to the bridegroom, his parents and even relatives as a condition of the marriage. It is prevalent in many countries but in India it is more obvious and causes great social harm.

The current British devised dowry system

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The Surrendered Wife

A Practical Guide to Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace with Your Man

By Laura Doyle

From The Publisher: Fore shadowing the movie The Red Pill by film maker Cassie Jaye exploring the men’s rights movement as opposed to the politically correct feminism that’s rampant, this controversial approach to marriage has transformed thousands of relationships, bringing women romance, harmony, and the intimacy they crave.

Like millions of women, Laura Doyle wanted her marriage to be better. But when she tried to get her husband to be more romantic, helpful, and ambitious, he withdrew — and she was lonely and exhausted from controlling everything. Desperate to be in love with her man again, she decided to stop telling him what to do

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The Marriage of Children

A crime against humanity

Marriage is a global institution and if we step back into history there was a natural pairing off mostly between young men and women as they reached a balance of physical and mental maturity that enabled them to live happily and raise a family.

It is probable that there has always been some deviant or criminal behaviour within tribal groups but more so in the field of conquest. But the majority of the world’s population who had achieved a sense of balance and purpose in life would instinctively know when the time for marriage was right and this time was defined as when the girl is capable of bearing children and caring for them.

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The Prospect of Marriage

A human institution

The joy of marriage

Marriage is a universal human relationship and a social institution that serves the couple and/or society and yet it so often fails so we ask; Does love matter? Do you want to get married? Should you get married? Does your family want you to? Is marriage necessary? Will marriage make a better life?

Marriage is a commitment generally taken for life, yet it has a very high rate of failure and remarriage is a common practice.

For Marriage to work, there must be:

love – is key and the most important aspect. desire – if you don’t’ have desire for the other, why bother? appreciation – if you cannot appreciate or admire

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Buddha's Wife

Finding meaning in the legend

There are many legends of Buddha’s wife, some close to truth and some completely fabricated. But it’s an accepted fact that he was married and left his life in the palace sometime after his marriage.

This is not mentioned in the Tipiṭaka or Pali canon, the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism. In the Tipitaka she is only ever referred to as Rāhulamātā, that is ‘Rāhula’s mother.’ In the earliest reference to her, she is called Bhaddakaccānā, which may be her real name (Bv.26,15) whereas Yasodharā is an honorific title meaning ‘Fame-bearer’ and became the name of legend. Other than this, there is almost no information

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An Escape From Hell

The Story of a A Muslim Wife

Hello, my name is Selena and because so many people have asked what my life was like before I escaped this is the story I would have told them. I was born into a respectable Muslim family but I was married off to Mustapha when I was only 12 years old. His first wife Aisha who was 17 at the time disliked me because when I got married my husband wanted to have sex with me all the time. But after submitting to her authority and my husband lost interest in me and we slowly became friends.

We shared dreams of a Western lifestyle free of the chains that bound us to our

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Marrying a Muslim

Marrying a Muslim man and what it represents

Indonesian preacher Pujianto Widiyanto overlooks his new 12-year-old bride and second wife signs on the dotted line as his first wife looks on.

Most girls in the world are taught to regard marriage as one of civilisations highest ideals and marriage is an institution designed to ensure that children grow up in a stable and supportive situation. So in effect girls are groomed and one of their biggest expectations as they move towards puberty and adulthood is that one day they will find a good man and marry him.

The institution of marriage is common to all cultures with some differences. Typically in the Western world the romantic ideal is

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Nature of Marriage

And relationships

If we look back through history, far back we have the hunter-gatherer tribes where men and women were more equal than the ideal many of us seek today. With the development of agriculture and larger societies, women became more subservient through into the present day where women are fighting for equity in many arenas of life where it’s permitted.

Is There A Perfect Relationship

In many countries we have the idealised “love” relationship, however this is very unstable as we see by the rising divorce rate. There are also the arranged marriages which are often more successful than a love relationship. However throughout history, our relationships and sexuality have been controlled, and adapted by the economic and political

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The Kama Shastra: Beyond Sex

Sexuality and the human condition in spiritual context

By Gauri Mataji Devi

Many people have heard about the Kama sutra, but generally the ideas that circulate are rather distorted, vague and confused by ignorance and prejudice. Such prejudice is mostly due to the cultural superimposition of layers of prude bigotry and self-righteous moralism brought by iconoclastic Islamic dominator’s and later by Victorian British Christians.

Enforced by the abrahamic invaders, the wholesale condemnation of the intrinsic beauty and joy of the natural form and activities of the body, effectively destroyed the Vedic expressions of beauty and joy, or covered them with the thick plaster of shame.

And that’s not simply a manner of speaking: plaster physically obliterated

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Victoria's Adventures

Living with a strong libido pt 1

Victoria was a wayward girl and her parents thought the best thing to do was to get her married as soon as possible. So with the honeymoon over eighteen year old Victoria was getting restless. So far she had done really well at least from her parents perspective as she’d only had one indiscretion with someone other than her new husband.

But last night, Stephen came home late from work to find Victoria lusting after him. But he was so beat from his days work, he failed to meet her needs. She tried to be understanding and when he’d left for work the following morning she thought about getting a job to keep

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