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Introduction
The Feminine Mind-1
The War Between the Sexes-2.1
The War Between the Sexes-2.2
The War Between the Sexes-2.3
Marriage-3.1
Marriage-3.2
Marriage-3.3
Marriage-3.4
Woman Suffrage-4.1
Woman Suffrage-4.2
Woman Suffrage-4.3
Woman Suffrage-4.4
The New Age-5.1
The New Age-5.2
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. INTRODUCTION
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-1-2
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-1-2
OF SEXUAL UNION-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-6-7-8
OF SEXUAL UNION-10-11
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-3-4-5
ABOUT A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-3-4
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-5-6
ABOUT COURTESANS-1-2
ABOUT COURTESANS-3-4
ABOUT COURTESANS-5-6
ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF-1-2
CONCLUDING REMARKS

should avoid such persons as have gained their means of subsistence with 

very great difficulty, as also those who have become selfish and 

hard-hearted by becoming the favourites of Kings." 

 

"She should make every endeavour to unite herself with prosperous and 

well-to-do people, and with those whom it is dangerous to avoid, or to 

slight in any way. Even at some cost to herself she should become 

acquainted with energetic and liberal-minded men, who when pleased would 

give her a large sum of money, even for very little service, or for some 

small thing." 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER VI. 

 

OF GAINS AND LOSSES; ATTENDANT GAINS AND LOSSES; AND DOUBTS; AS ALSO OF 

THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF COURTESANS. 

 

 

It sometimes happens that while gains are being sought for, or expected 

to be realised, that losses only are the result of our efforts, the 

causes of these losses are: 

 

Weakness of intellect. 

 

Excessive love. 

 

Excessive pride. 

 

Excessive self conceit. 

 

Excessive simplicity. 

 

Excessive confidence. 

 

Excessive anger. 

 

Carelessness. 

 

Recklessness. 

 

Influence of evil genius. 

 

Accidental circumstances. 

 

The results of these losses are: 

 

Expense incurred without any result. 

 

Destruction of future good fortune. 

 

Stoppage of gains about to be realized. 

 

Loss of what is already obtained. 

 

Acquisition of a sour temper. 

 

Becoming unaimiable to every body. 

 

Injury to health. 

 

Loss of hair and other accidents. 

 

Now gain is of three kinds, viz.: gain of wealth, gain of religious 

merit, and gain of pleasure; and similarly, loss is of three kinds, 

viz.: loss of wealth, loss of religious merit, and loss of pleasure. At 

the time when gains are sought for, if other gains come along with them, 

these are called attendant gains. When gain is uncertain, the doubt of 

its being a gain is called a simple doubt. When there is a doubt 

whether either of two things will happen or not, it is called a mixed 

doubt. If while one thing is being done two results take place, it is 

called a combination of two results, and if several results follow from 

the same action, it is called a combination of results on every side. 

 

We shall now give examples of the above. 

 

As already stated, gain is of three kinds, and loss, which is opposed to 

gain, is also of three kinds. 

 

(a). When by living with a great man a courtesan acquires present 

wealth, and in addition to this becomes acquainted with other people, 

and thus obtains a chance of future fortune, and an accession of wealth, 


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