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Buddha on looking on the opposite sex

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Buddha on looking on the opposite sex

Postby paarsurrey » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:15 pm

And the Blessed One said: [3]
“Guard against looking on a woman. [4]
“If ye see a woman, let it be as though ye saw her not,
and have no conversation with her. [5]
“The samana who looks on a woman as a woman,
or touches her as a woman, has broken his vow
and is no longer a disciple of the Tathagata. [8]
“Lust beclouds a man’s heart,
when it is confused with woman’s beauty,
and the mind is dazed. [11]
“Better far with red-hot irons bore out both your eyes,
than encourage in yourself sensual thoughts,
or look upon a woman’s form with lustful desires. [12]
“Better fall into the fierce tiger’s mouth,
or under the sharp knife of the executioner,
than dwell with a woman and excite in yourself lustful thoughts. [13]
“By regarding her tears and her smiles as enemies,
her stooping form, her hanging arms, and her disentangled hair
as toils designed to entrap man’s heart. [16]
“Therefore, I say, restrain the heart,
give it no unbridled license.” [17]

End Chapter 33″


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Re: Buddha on looking on the opposite sex

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:31 pm

Some of this "text" was taken from the Pali Mahavagga, but most of it was taken from a Chinese version of the Asvaghosa's Life of the Buddha, and all of it has be reworked by Paul Carus in his putting together his book. Also, keep in mind if this actually reflects what the Buddha said, it was directed towards monks, not laity.

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Re: Buddha on looking on the opposite sex

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:09 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Buddha on looking on the opposite sex

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Re: Buddha on looking on the opposite sex

Postby rowboat » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:44 am

Hello paarsurrey. Tilt Billings's guidance is sound. If you are interested in learning about how sense restraint is practiced within a Buddhist context you may wish to look more closely here: http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Mahasi/Mal ... putta.html

Also see this previous thread: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=11513&start=0
Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: Buddha on looking on the opposite sex

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:27 am

Throughout the Suttas, there are examples of great nuns - have a look here:



Such admonitions as above even if actually spoken by the Buddha, would like ground said, serve to help the monks guard their senses and not fall prey to temptation.

Mind you, desires and temptations should not be repressed in Buddhism, but instead seen into and relinquished. The restraint refers to not acting them out.
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