14111[Meditation Society of America] Re: Monk ebusiness
- Jun 6, 2005--- In email@example.com, Rushikant Mehta
> Is it not that bliss dawns only when one goes beyond theNo. Bliss is with us always in various forms.
> power of lust for anything , including bliss ? Hen or egg ?
It's a spectrum of sensation. Spritual bliss and sexual
bliss are on the same spectrum. In fact, I would argue
that they are the same thing experienced in different
So, wanting spiritual bliss is the same as wanting
sexual bliss. Both are forms of comfort that are
People get their comfort where they find it. The idea
that you must put off sexual pleasure to know spiritual
pleasure is a myth. One does not cancel the other, and
they can both be known in the same life.
> jodyrrr <jodyrrr@y...> wrote:--- Inmeditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Rushikant Mehta
> <rushi_kant@y...> wrote:Service.
> > Nop, not kidding, very seriously, Jody, I just said, & meant
> > that to know the source of that mystical sound of Jeff (!),
> > one need not be a monk outwardly, & nor a ( even self-forced
> > celibate. But do ya ever think, bliss can be a more sublime
> > source of pleasure than lust ? And so higher that lust attracts
> > no more ?
> > Rushikant.
> One can lust for bliss just as much as they
> lust for sex. Is such a lust better?
> > jodyrrr <jodyrrr@y...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tom Flou"
> > <tom@f...> wrote:
> > > Dear Jody.
> > > you wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sorry guys. Not to take anything away from
> > > > Tom or any other monks, but being a monk has
> > > > as much to do with self-realization as my
> > > > dog's ass.
> > > > While calming the mind is very helpful to the
> > > > spiritual aspirant, it can be done in a number
> > > > of ways that don't include celibacy.
> > > > There have been many individuals who have come
> > > > to self-realization without first being monks.
> > > > Furthermore, one man's negative inputs are another's
> > > > royal road to wisdom.
> > > > So, while it may be entirely appropriate for some
> > > > to become monks, for others it would be poison and
> > > > completely useless to do so. There is no right way,
> > > > or even better way for everyone.
> > > > Do as thou wilt as long as nobody is getting hurt.
> > > >
> > > > --jody.
> > > >
> > >
> > > We were having a bit of fun here, Jody.
> > > No intention of hurting anybody.
> > Of course not, Tom. I was making a reply to Rushikant's
> > assertions:
> > > Yep, one must be a monk, not for hearing the sound but for knowing
> > > its source.But for the one who has attained inner monkhood,
> > > meditated, cleansed the mind of all negative inputs, even without
> > > entering the order of the monks, finds the doors opening without
> > > knocking & the 'Source' eager to reveal itself ! Kudos to him !
> > > Rushikant.
> > I didn't read this as part of the joke, but as a
> > contention about the necessity of celibacy.
> > > Jeff´s joke just made me write a
> > > humerous(?) reply.
> > And I was not responding to either you or Jeff.
> > However, I did feel the need to let you know that
> > I have respect for those who make the choice to
> > be monks, even while I have no respect for the
> > idea that such is a spiritual necessity.
> > > No need to drag your dog into this.
> > I drag my dog into everything, Tom.
> > > However clever he/she is, however
> > > famous in these forums.....;-)
> > > ...I don´t think dogs understand humor,
> > > they are waaay too serious.
> > > Playfull: Yes, but humor: No way.
> > > What about you?
> > >
> > > Tom
> > You know, sometimes I am a bit humor impaired,
> > especially when my buttons gets pushed. And
> > one of the things which pushes them is the idea
> > that celibacy is necessary for realization to
> > occur. While I realize it's traditional to say
> > such things, I'm absolutely sure that celibacy
> > is optional rather than mandatory.
> > Perhaps Rushikant was kidding too. If that's
> > the case I've stuck my foot in it again. It's
> > not the first time, I can promise you that.
> > --jody.
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