Sex & Rape advice from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

I think Shankaracharya Swaroopanand was quoting from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad when he was issuing rape threats. No wonder there is a culture of rape in India, when one’s religious texts sanction it, and when one’s religious leaders encourage it, what else do you expect in a a very religious nation. Read carefully, verse 7 is also clear that the woman who is a rape victim should be shamed (becomes inglorious)

7. If she does not give him his desire, he should bribe her. If she still does not give him his desire, he should strike her with a stick or with his hand, saying, ‘With my potency, my glory, I take away your glory!’: and she becomes inglorious.

8. If she gives him his desire, he should say, ‘With my potency, my glory, I place glory in you!’: and they both become glorious.

9. If a man desires a woman, wishing, ‘May she desire me!’, then he should place his sex-organ in her, join mouth with mouth, stroke her loins, and mutter: ‘You come from every limb, You are born in the heart; You are the essence of the limbs: Make < name > mad for me, As though pierced by a poisoned arrow!’

10. If he desires a woman, wishing, ‘May she not become pregnant!’, then he should place his sex-organ in her, join mouth with mouth, breathe out into her, and breathe in, saying, ‘With my potency, my seed, I take the seed from you!’: and she becomes without seed.

11. If he desires a woman, wishing, ‘May she become pregnant!’, then he should place his sex-organ in her, join mouth with mouth, breathe in, and breathe out into her, saying, ‘With my potency, my seed, I place seed in you!’: and she becomes pregnant.

(2004-01-29). The Upanishads (Penguin Classics) (Kindle Locations 2535-2548). Penguin Books Ltd. Kindle Edition

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