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Re: Celibacy v.s. indulgence

May 31, 1997 05:27 AM
by M K Ramadoss

At 05:06 AM 5/31/97 -0400, Einar Adalsteinsson & A.S.B. wrote:
>Doss wrote:
>The other school is that of Jiddu Krishnamurti who says celibacy is not that
>important to spiritual growth. This statement coming from Krishnaji is
>something very radical and difficult to accept by most who have grown up in
>the traditional environment. It you are interested I can post a fairly good
>summary of his explanation why.
>Einar here:
>When once asked about sex and spiritual practices, J.K. answered, (as far as
>I remember):
>'Have sex, or don't have sex, it doesn't matter - just don't make a problem
>out of it.'
>This is in line with his teaching that when you impose an 'unnatural'
>suppression upon the psyche as a spiritual means, you will only inflict an
>inner conflict, and therfore make a psychological havoc out of the whole thing.
>This does not implicate though, that one should 'Indulge in some kind of
>spiritual sex', as some would have it.
>As we proceed naturally in our spiritual search, ALL needs will come to an
>end, naturally and permanently. To impose unnatural control or suppression
>on the process will simply not work. Neither will an unnatural indulgence.
>Transcendance is  sort of perpendicular direction, away from both 'do it'
>and 'don't do it'. One day the 'needs' arenīt there, because they have been
>repalced by something more profound.
>With LOVE to you all.
>Einar from Iceland.
>Let's change the world to the better,
>by each of us changing ourselves,

You have explained the issue very comprehensively. As an analogy, there was
this statement -- "once you understand the real value of money, the
allurment and attraction to money is gone".



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