Every Indian knows well about five VIKARS or vices: KAAM, KRODH, LOBH, MOH and AHANKAR that according to Spiritual Teachers are deterrents to the attainment of MUKTI (salvation) or higher level of spiritual living. Many consider them necessary evils difficult to get rid of and willy-nilly accept them as way of life and some carry along with them a feeling of guilt. The number of corresponding vices according to Christianity is seven and these are termed as seven DEADLY SINS. Four are common - KAAM (Lust), KRODH (Wrath), LOBH(Greed),AHANKAR (Pride), there is no vice corresponding to MOH, and the additional three according to Christianity are: Sloth, Envy and Gluttony. I have never been able to fully accept or reject this viewpoint. For me the presence of these so called vices in moderation has never been a matter of concern or a deterrent to higher or spiritual level ,of living. The excess of any one or more in combination is highly damaging to the mind and body. The maximum apprehensions to the people are about the most haunting vice KAAM. After long deliberations with myself what I have been able to conclude, I would like to share with others. KAAM in Hindi is usually taken to mean as Sambhog (sexual intercourse) or more so as KAAMNA (desire). The English word LUST has the same connotations. Well sex as an procreative activity is inbuilt in human body, it cannot be and should not be banished from the body.In ancient times all the RISHIS and MUNIS indulged in this activity and never spoke against it.So SAMBHOG as a bodily function for procreation (not for pleasure) is essential and cannot be termed as VIKAR, vice or sin.It is basically an animal instinctive urge to survive and is pure and sacred.However, when sexual activity becomes a FUNCTION OF THE MIND,and begins to live in mind overwhelmingly it becomes Lust and is certainly a barrier to the spiritual and higher level of living.Not only that , it becomes a cause of numerous sex related crimes,aberrations and perversions.