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Do you have to abstain from sex to achieve jhana?

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I remember this topic coming up on e-sangha once and someone explained in terms of ayurveda that the sex-jhana relation is that in winter the body spends a lot more energy, nutrition, etc than in the summer on maintaining the heat and other vital functions, so sexual activity and production of sperm take a lot bigger toll comparatively on the body in winter than in summer. Hence, meditation practice might be adversely affected in winter due to resulting lack of energy and the other related physical problems. I think even the figures were given for how many sexual intercourses you can have in summer/winter without it affecting the body (and meditation) adversely, though I'd guess it would also have to do with age, local climate, health, etc.

Anyway, that's only related to the physical aspect, while for the psychological aspect, I guess it's like with any other sensual pleasure - the more one spends time on it - indulges in it or fights it (mentally, verbally or physically), the more likely it is to pop up during the meditation and disturb the calm.

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Just to add a note from a moderator stand point in response to a couple of the above msgs. The subject of this forum is Theravadin Meditation. Excursuses of other traditions do not really belong here.

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