Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tract on Sex

Desire for sex arouses commotion in the mind on account of its responsibility to carry onward the process of creation. It needs to be brought under constant awareness instead of being sought to be inhibited.

Total inhibition of sex has been an impossibility even in the case of Vedic seers as per the testimony of Lopamudra, the wife of seer Agastya as well as of Cudala wife of Shikhidvaja. Lopamudra envisioned man as abounding in the desire for sex.

At the time of sexual intercourse, there is brought about an excitement and the final delight that ensues at orgasm betoken the delight of Brahman. This delight is that of one’s own Self. It has not come from anything external.

Man and woman are only an occasion for the manifestation of delight. Even in the absence of either of them, there is a flood of delight simply on account of memory in full measure of sexual pleasure in the form of kissing, embracing, pressing, etc. Thus it is evident that the delight is inherent within.

It is the delight of the flash of turiya – the transcendental fourth state of consciousness. Everybody experiences the fleeting emergence of this state as a sudden and powerful as flash of lightning whenever one delights in any sensation. Though this bliss appears only for a fraction, one should vitalise oneself with it through more and more awareness of that bliss which exists within.

The sensations which pour into consciousness, either through outer senses or the mind, as memories or imagined forms are influxes of the dynamics of consciousness which arouse consciousness and heighten its inner vitality.

Therefore, one should meditate on the condition of this joy, only then one would become full of great bliss by being permanently established in the transcendental Fourth state of consciousness.

Free sex results in deviation from the path of yoga. Inhibition of the desire for sex ends in the formation of complexes. Instead of inhibition, it needs to be sublimated.

Formation of complex leads the individual to doom, while dissolution of it results in emancipation.

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