dhammapal wrote:The 32 parts of the body contemplation on impurity is supposed to be done on one's own body first.
So contemplating the impure parts of one's own body involved in speaking e.g. tongue and saliva, might be the first step to removing this type of lust for the opposite sex.
With metta / dhammapal.
I would query your interpretation that the contemplation of the body part of 'tongue' refers to speaking. Be careful that you are not projecting your own preferences and proclivities onto the instructions.
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