Health Impact of Celibacy

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Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

Postby MaitriYNOD » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:30 am

I think that a far too common pitfall of practitioners is that if there is one aspect of the path that we're really quite good at, we over-emphasize its importance and become self-righteous about it. This is a fetter just as any other. I think people need to abandon/purify/self-liberate the poisons at the pace and order that is most conducive to liberation. Any given hypothetical person may need to focus on overcoming anger and stabilizing shamatha practice as their first priority, and it might be the case that trying to coerce themselves into celibacy on top of these tasks will only stress them out and make everything work less effectively. For another person, abandoning lust may be at the top of the list. A practitioner with the power of past training may have the capacity to do many of these things at once. In any case, it's good to know where you're at, be systematic, and avoid the pitfall of clinging to your own virtue, because that can easily become just another ego construction.
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Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

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Freedom cannot be forced into existence, nor can it be won through painful struggle. Freedom cannot be bought or sold. It has nothing to do with one’s social status; one’s profession is of no consequence. In order for you to accept yourself as you are and live with your soul at peace, you must simply teach yourself to let it be, only then will you discover freedom

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Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

Postby Yudron » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:17 pm

I don't know, Jikan. Here is a look at what is going on in the lives of most of the people in the world:


I'm thinking that they have a lot going on in their lives. It may be hard enough just to get across the karma and no harming idea, much less the Vajrayana.
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Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

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Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

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Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

Postby Sherab Rigdrol » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:11 am

What drove me to Vajrayana was its embracing of the sensual/material. There is no way I could renounce a lot of what I experience in life. In fact for years I had an ignorant view of Buddhism in general because my first impressions of it were centered around renunciation. I'm grateful that I never gave up the search.

For me applying my practice to those "wordly" moments allow me to find a healthy balance. I'm a psychotherapist, so for me the tantric perspective is very helpful in allowing people to separate from early programming of sin and replace it with having compassion for oneself and others due to not knowing the causes and conditions which lead to such afflictions, then applying mindfulness to the afflictions and acceptance. Ultimately even if individuals in the therapeutic setting aren't able to have a non-dual experience, they can at least apply the basic intellectual concepts of emptiness in order to let go of their afflictions.

I think everyone is different due to their samskaras, I for one cannot imagine practicing anything other than Vajrayana...

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Re: Health Impact of Celibacy

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