Awareness of sexuality supporting celibacy

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Re: Awareness of sexuality supporting celibacy

Post by manas » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:31 pm

binocular wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:53 pm

Thanissaro Bhikkhu mentions in a Dhamma talk a study that showed that plain-looking people are hardest to seduce, because they are skeptical that attempts to seduce them are genuine.
Add to this a lack of being able to read bodily signals and cues well, and you have a recipe for long-term solitude, wanted or not. This does nothing to diminish craving, of course. But on the positive side, you do get a lot more free time. :tongue:
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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