About the Book :
Kama sutra as a never before done enticing audio book rendition on love making, it crosses ones imagination and is a sure shot treasure for keeps. A Treatise on love written by Vastsyayana Mallanaga, Kama Sutra is a compulsory read for all who believe in pleasure as one of the more serious aims of life. The text is over 1700 years old, yet it remains one of the most famous books in the modern era. Part of the reason, of course, is its incredible advice and creativity in the art of loving. But the text is much more than that. It goes wau beyond sexual advice in discussing how to achieve Dharma: Artha: and, of course, Kama or how to achieve pleasure and sensual gratification. In Addition, the book gives a fascinating overview of the customs and lifestyle of the ancient Indian Civilisation. A book that Couples will want to keep by their bedside tables and refer to again and again, The Kama Sutra is the Ultimate book for modern lovers.
About the Author :
Vatsyayana, the author of Kama Sutra was a brahman and a great man of letters, residing in the city of Pataliputra around the fourth century A.D, at a time of widespread cultural effervescence known to Gupta Period. He believed that the various works on Kama Shastra was getting difficult to access, so he undertook to collect them and summarize them in his Kama Sutra, which thus became the classic work on the subject. It was while staying in the city of Benares for purposes of religious study that he managed to collect the works from which he drew his inspiration and from which he quotes important passages. The Kama Sutra does not claim to be an original work, but a compilation. Vatsyayana states, on the other hand, that he himself had checked through personal experience, the practices he describes. At the close of the Kama Sutra this is what he writes about himself:After reading and considering the works of Babhravya and other ancient authors, and thinking over the meaning of the rules given by them, this treatise was composed, according to the precepts of the Holy Writ, for the benefit of the world, by Vatsyayana, while leading the life of a religious student at Benares, and wholly engaged in the contemplation of the Deity. This work is not to be used merely as an instrument for satisfying our desires. A person acquainted with the true principles of this science, who preserves his Dharma (virtue or religious merit), his Artha (worldly wealth) and his Kama (pleasure or sensual gratification), and who has regard to the customs of the people, is sure to obtain the mastery over his senses. In short, an intelligent and knowing person attending to Dharma and Artha and also to Kama, without becoming the slave of his passions, will obtain success in everything that he may do.
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