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In general, women have less problems dealing with lust than men do and the difference is significant. Do this also mean they are more spiritual or psychic? What about if a man control all his lust, is he very spiritual?

1. Women have more desire, but more self-control. They can also develop devotion much more easily, their basic nature being governed by emotion. However, it is difficult for them to develop detachment.

2. The desire in a man is comparatively shallow, with lesser self-control. Developing devotion requires more effort, their nature being rational. It is however easier for men to develop detachment, as their involvement in the unreal is superficial.

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(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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