Vaishnava Culture: Giving up Forbidden Activities

                                                                  Q. Is drinking alcohol and having sex with one's spouse is bad? Please explain.

                                                                  Human life is a life of responsibility as opposed to animal life; animals need not follow any law except those of their natural instinct for eating, mating, sleeping and defending. However, in human form of life, we have to regulate these activities in accordance with scriptures, and utilize the higher facilities that we have for self-realization.