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> As a former hormones-raging male teenager, it was my first handwomen
> experience to know what it was like to have to suppress lustful
> thoughts and actions, so as to not have to face ego-breaking
> situations, or even to prevent getting arrested:-) But as I matured,
> it became an automatic thing, and by 30 or so, I could be around
> and actually see them as people and not just as objects of desireand
> lust. Infinitly more than when a teen, nothing there anymore needingI'm
> to be suppressed, and thus suppression becomes a moot point. (BTW,
> using 'moot" for the first time in decades, thinking it means notwomen
> worth arguing about - right?). Similarly, meditation's role in
> suppression of negative state producing thoughts, for instance,
> becomes automatic and effortless, and like being able to talk to
> openly and honestly without underlying lustful stuff going on, veryseen
> rewarding. In meditation we go from Concentration, which could be
> as having a suppression component, to Meditation, which may be seenas
> a suppressionless simply-receptive effortless experience, toAgreed, Bob, it's not that supression is bad or wrong.
> Contemplation, which although unlabelable, can be labeled as Being,
> neither suppressive nor non-suppressive.
> And now I'll suppress the inclination to say any more.
> Peace and blessings,
It is appropriate to a certain situation and
a certain perception and understanding of that situation.
Yet, meditation has no supression in it, and undoes
supression when it is time.
Contemplation as "being" is good enough,
and certainly as truth is beyond naming.
Peace to you, too,