Preface and Legal Notices:
This book deals with a subject tha may be illegal in many countries. (However, many countries do allow polygamy). It deals with instructions by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäd (referred to in this book by the affectionate title used by his followers, “Çréla Prabhupäd”). Based on his teachings and Vedic injunctions the book makes arguments showing why polygamy should be allowed in society.
The aim of the book is to seek changes in the society’s
perception of polygamy and the unfair laws which prohibit it. Polygamy is based
on high moral, social and religious principles. As with any religious marriage
it is a religious rite and should be protected by the Constitution or law
of the land. It is
in the Vedic literature, most notably the Manu Samhita. Therefore to prohibit
is an unfair discrimination and violation of our religious freedom.
The views and opinions presented herein are not necessarily the
formal and official views and opinions held by the legal International Society
for Krishna Consciousness (referred to as ISKCON) temple entities or the
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust publishers (BBT) or the Governing Body Commission (GBC)
of ISKCON. Other than the references of Çréla Prabhupäd’s quoted teachings,
which represent his teachings and instructions, all
are those of the author.
This book is Copyrighted 1995-2001 by Ameyätmä däs except for Çréla
Prabhupäd’s quotes which are taken from the BBT VedaBASE Folio and are
copyrighted by the BBT.