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Jyoti

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Sexuality & morals
« on: October 10, 2011, 07:55:27 PM »
I think the attitudes of Western societies towards sexuality and morals are very different from that in India.
What was Bhagavan's approach to the subject?

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Re: Sexuality & morals
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 08:16:08 PM »


Dear Jyoti,

Sri Bhagavan did not want every devotee to become an ascetic. He recommended in fact, marriages in the devotees'  families.
But, tacitly insisted a man or a woman should live with lawfully wedded spouse.  There were not many extra marital or pre-marital
sex during those days in India and so these topics did not come up for conversations. He said Self  Inquiry can also be done
equally effectively by even married householders.  In fact, one or two marriages took place in the Asramam itself and Sri
Bhagavan blessed the couple!



Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 09:42:25 AM »
I think the attitudes of Western societies towards sexuality and morals are very different from that in India.
What was Bhagavan's approach to the subject?

What do you mean by sexuality?  Do you refer orientation? 

Jyoti

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 01:13:12 PM »
I think the attitudes of Western societies towards sexuality and morals are very different from that in India.
What was Bhagavan's approach to the subject?

What do you mean by sexuality?  Do you refer orientation?
Sex before/outside marriage, sexuality of woman, homosexuality.

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 01:47:03 PM »
Dear Jyoti,

Is it important to know this answer of is it important to enquire into Self?

It is not important to know Bhagavan's views on this topic, its irrelevant. He would remain silent.

For the Self, there is no sexuality, no orientations, no feminine, no masculine.

Who is the one that is asking this question? Is the one that is asking this question a male or a female?

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

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 09:41:49 PM »
Dear Jyoti,

Is it important to know this answer of is it important to enquire into Self?

It is not important to know Bhagavan's views on this topic, its irrelevant. He would remain silent.

For the Self, there is no sexuality, no orientations, no feminine, no masculine.

Who is the one that is asking this question? Is the one that is asking this question a male or a female?

Salutations to Bhagavan


Dear Jyoti & Nagaraj ji,

Moreover there will not be such a question in Bhagavan's presence. Simply that will not arise while you are before HIM.

Nagaraj

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 09:47:22 PM »
Absolutely Sreeswaroop ji

Where is mind in presence of Bhagavan.

Jyoti, have you visited Ramanshramam? If not, we devotees in the forum request you to visit at your earliest convenience and experience sitting before Bhagavan in the Old Hall.

Once you experience the ambrosia of Bhagavan, then that nectar shall never leave you.

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

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 12:42:47 PM »

Dear Nagaraj ji,

Right. And if it is our experience, what would have been for those who were blessed with HIS physical presence?
No such questions generally come up, I believe.

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Re: Sexuality & morals
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 10:03:15 PM »
east or west , attitudes and morals are stories the mind tells .
what is important is to be HONEST in whatever you do .
honesty leads to truth .   :)
simply stop telling the story of the self and see who you are without it