Often the Choice is Not This or That, But a Combination: Karma Sutra & Love Letters

Karma Sutra, meaning the ancient art of sexual position from India often makes me wonder because seems like, growing up, lots of my friends talk about this, mostly men, but also some women. And I often wonder, what is the big deal? Yes, this Kama Sutra from India is ancient and yes, this makes Karma Sutra very remarkable and interesting.

But often I think, like really, a multitude of sexual positions has probably been around for centuries. And I add, sometimes, I think Karma Sutra is just about “Romance and Love” in action, between people. And when it comes to “love” there is always the “Love Letters.”

So if you have a choice, would you likeKama Sutra more than love letters? Then there is the quote by Hunter S. Thompson about love and sex, and sex and love.

Karma Sutra

From the Wikipedia:

The Kama Sutra (Sanskrit: कामसूत्र  pronunciation (help·info), Kāmasūtra) is an ancient Indian Hindu[1][2] text written by Vātsyāyana. It is widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behaviour in Sanskrit literature.

A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse.[3] It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. “Kāma” which is one of the four goals of Hindu life, means desire including sexual desire, the latter being the subject of the textbook, and “sūtra” literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual.

Contrary to western popular perception, the Kama Sutra is not exclusively a sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life.[4][5] Kama Sutra, in parts of the world, is presumed or depicted as a synonym for creative sexual positions; in reality, only 20% of Kama Sutra is about sexual positions. The majority of the book, notes Jacob Levy,[6] is about the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire, what sustains it, how and when it is good or bad.[7]

The Kama Sutra is the oldest and most notable of a group of texts known generically as Kama Shastra (Sanskrit: Kāma Śāstra).[8]

Historians attribute Kamasutra to be composed between 400 BCE and 200 CE.[9] John Keay says that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form in the 2nd century CE.[10]

 

The following is from the Love Notes Blog:

Famous Love Letters written by women

One of my favorite famous love letters written by a female was composed by Zelda Sayre.

Aren’t these romantic words just a delight to read?

Love Letter by Zelda Sayre:

‘I am loving, loving every tiny minute of the day and night—

Scott–there’s nothing in all the world I want but you–and your precious love–All the materials things are nothing.

I’d just hate to live a sordid, colorless existence-because you’d soon love me less–and less–and I’d do anything–
anything–to keep your heart for my own–I don’t want to live–I want to love first, and live incidentally…

Don’t–don’t ever think of the things you can’t give me–You’ve trusted me with the dearest heart of all–and it’s so damn much more than anybody else in all the world has ever had—Don’t you think I was made for you? I feel like you had me ordered–and I was delivered to you–to be worn–I want you to wear me, like a watch–charm or a button hole bouquet–to the world.

And then, when we’re alone, I want to help–to know that you can’t do anything without me…

All my heart–

I love you’

 

Love Letter by Juliette Drouet:

Then there is this one by Juliette Drouet:

‘If only I were a clever woman, I could describe to you my gorgeous bird, how you unite in yourself the beauties of form, plumage, and song!

 

 

I would tell you that you are the greatest marvel of all ages, and I should only be speaking the simple truth. But to put all this into suitable words, my superb one, I should require a voice far more harmonious than that which is bestowed upon my species –

I will not tell you to what degree you are dazzling and to the birds of sweet song who, as you know, are none the less beautiful and appreciative.

I love you, I love you. My Victor; I can not reiterate it too often; I can never express it as much as I feel it.

I recognise you in all the beauty that surrounds me in form, in colour, in perfume, in harmonious sound: all of these mean you to me. You are superior to all. I see and admire – you are all!

You are not only the solar spectrum with the seven luminous colours, but the sun himself, that illumines, warms, and revivifies! This is what you are, and I am the lowly woman that adores you.’

Love Letter by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

…and a short excerpt from a love letter by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

‘You have touched me more profoundly than I thought even you could have touched me – my heart was full when you came here today.

Henceforward I am yours for everything.’

You can find more famous love letters written by men on my passionate love letters page. Also, if you enjoyed these famous love letters by women, make sure to visit my love letters to read page too.

 

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