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Nagaraj

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Re: carnal desires -- some observations
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2011, 06:16:02 PM »
Dear Friends,

The mind is like a Magnifying Glass. What it does is as follows  ;)



and then...



 :D

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2011, 04:11:43 PM »
Most of the Westerners are obsessed with sex. Indeed, there have been substantial  number of foreign  devotees  in Sri Ramanashram. When they made confessions about sex. Bhagavan advised them not  to feel guilty . In fact, when an Indian guy working in the Ashram indulged in an unethical relationship with a woman in  Tiruvannamalai town, that fellow escaped to save his skin from the wrath of the local people. Later after a few months, he returned to the Ashram and he was allowed to rejoin by the gracious Bhagavan, in spite of protests  from others. Bhagavan commented  that his act became public, whereas the acts of  many others are secret and hidden.

Sex is the function of karmendriyas -human organs like peeing and shitting. Animals do it spontaneously when the season comes and forgets about the incident. We carry it in our mind all the time,which is to be eschewed.Therefore, treat it as a relaxing stuff and never feel guilty.All the same adultery is condemnable as it destroys family which is a great institution and is considered as a sin.

When you completely align with your Self and rise above body consciousness, you will find that soul has no sex. That was the state of Lord Krishna who married 10000 women and yet considered as a celibate-Brahmachari.

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Re: carnal desires -- some observations
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2011, 05:47:02 PM »


Dear arcsekar,

Nice observations.   Sri Bhagavan also told Annamalai Swami, when the latter reported his mind dwelling upon one
beautiful coolie, Sri Bhagavan did  give some punishment to him. But later when he was repeatedly telling that he
was guilty of lustful feelings etc., Sri Bhagavan said, Okay, it has happened. Now why are you again and again thinking
about that day?  The thoughts per se are worse than the act itself.  One visitor said that he was no able to take off the
mind with regard to a beautiful neighbor and that he wanted to have sex with her, Sri Bhagavan, after giving various
advices finally said: Alright, you can have sex with her but without any sense of doership. The catch here, is, 'without sense
of doership.' Perhaps the visitor did not understand its purport.



Arunachala Siva.             

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Re: carnal desires -- some observations
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2011, 08:34:09 PM »

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Brahmacharya is ‘being in Brahman’ (or ‘living in
Brahman’). It has no connection with celibacy, as it is
commonly understood. A real Brahmachari, that is, one
who lives in Brahman, finds bliss in Brahman, which is
the Self. Why should he then look for other sources of
happiness? In fact emergence from the Self is the cause
of all misery.”

                   Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: carnal desires -- some observations
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2011, 01:51:14 PM »



Viswanatha Swami asked Sri Bhagavan:

Now can I rise above my animal existence?

Sri Bhagavan replied with great compassion:

It is only by awakening a power mightier than the senses and the mind that these can be subdued. If you awaken and nurture
the growth of that power within you, everything will be conquered. One should sustain the current of meditation uninterruptedly.
Moderation in food and similar restraints will be helpful in maintaining the inner poise. So long as you identify yourself with the body
you can never escape sex thoughts and distractions."

Incidentally, today is Viswanatha Swami's Aradhana Day.  He merged in Sri Bhagavan, on Tula month, Krishna paksha dasami,
in the year 1979.  This morning there should have been special pujas and parayanas near his Samadhi, in the Asramam.



Arunachala Siva.