One reason for this sad state of affairs is modern mans ignorance of his own scriptural treasures. There is a miserable degeneration in the present young men and women in India.Swami Sivananda came on the Indian scene, in the early thirties, to blast this ignorance of the people by offering the hoary wisdom of the ancients through the media of his simple English writings. This is the age when they cannot walk even a short distance without a Rickshaw, a car, a tram, a bicycle or a carriage. Bobbing of the hair amongst the ladies in India has become a severe epidemic and has invaded the whole of India.These days we often hear about "juvenile delinquency," but this juvenile delinquency itself is the result of adult irresponsibility. He has degenerated to a level far lower than that of animals in this respect.
If a man has not got these qualifications, he should really be reckoned as a veritable animal only.
If lust, which is the source of all enjoyments in this world, ceases, then all worldly bondage, which has its substratum in the mind, will cease.
Even the most virulent poison is no poison when compared to lust.
Man was created for a life of spiritual communion with God, but he yielded to the seduction of evil demons who availed themselves of the sensuous side of his nature to draw him away from the contemplation of the divine and lead him to the earthly life.
Moral goodness, therefore, consists in renouncing all sensuous pleasures, in separating from the world through discrimination and dispassion, in living solely after the spirit, in imitating the perfection and purity of God.