Is procreation a sin?

Neither manhood nor womanhood nor procreation is a sin. A seeker after Truth can beget
children and later take to the path of renunciation either in and through the world or entirely out
of the clutches of the world. The moment one begets a male child for the upkeep of the progeny,
one can devote oneself wholeheartedly to Sannyasa if he so wishes, though it is not a hard and
fast rule to have a male child before taking Sannyas. The need for a male child, though not
imperative, is in consonance w…