I plan to someday but I'm not ready yet
convivium wrote:So you're not ready to ordain, but are ready to abstain from the orgasm. How long have you done that before, if you don't mind my asking? Do you have a teacher that practices brahmacariya and supports you in cultivating it?
clw_uk wrote:One of the things I have learnt, through being aware of sexual lust when it arises, is that it burns like a fire
clw_uk wrote:Anyway still striving to be completely celibate
Mudita on your noble efforts. When striving to overcome any craving, generating equanimity is key.
In the words of my teacher, "be aware, be equanimous."
When there is equanimity, there is no striving.
My apologies - I don't mean to sound like Yoda.
The trap is falling into aversion from sex, instead of observing it
clw_uk wrote:The trap is falling into aversion from sex, instead of observing it
Should say thats observing the craving, not the sex