So I tought we could need a general tread on sensual craving, for food, drinks, music, but especially sexual desire (lust). What methods are there to reduce sensual craving? What did the Buddha teach and what do modern day teacher teach? Which teachings do you apply? Maybe we could share dhamma talks that inpsire us, or share our own struggles and victories.
Now suppose that there was a leper covered with sores & infections, devoured by worms, picking the scabs off the openings of his wounds with his nails, cauterizing his body over a pit of glowing embers. The more he cauterized his body over the pit of glowing embers, the more disgusting, foul-smelling, & putrid the openings of his wounds would become, and yet he would feel a modicum of enjoyment & satisfaction because of the itchiness of his wounds. In the same way, beings not free from passion for sensuality — devoured by sensual craving, burning with sensual fever — indulge in sensuality. The more they indulge in sensuality, the more their sensual craving increases and the more they burn with sensual fever, and yet they feel a modicum of enjoyment & satisfaction dependent on the five strings of sensuality.
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With loving kindness.