The Truth About Human Life
Readings from The Aletheon
The Necessary Foundation of Right Life - part 6
Right Sexual Discipline Begins with
Understanding and Transcending the
Obsessive Orientation Toward "self"-Pleasuring
A reading from The Aletheon,
by Avatar Adi Da Samraj
In the only-by-Me Revealed and Given Reality-Way of Adidam, the basic (or foundation) disciplines relative to sexuality begin with "consideration" of (and, therefore, real practicing devotional response to) My Teaching-Arguments relative to the human emotional-sexual character, its "Oedipal" (or childish and adolescent) patterning via early-life adaptation, and its obsessive egoic orientation toward "self"-pleasuring, stress-release, and rituals of rejection and betrayal.
In order for this "consideration" to become effective (or revealing relative to the conditional "self"), it is, as a general rule of formal expectation (from the beginning), to be accompanied (or made expressive) by the basic discipline either of celibacy... or... of confining sexual activity to the any circumstance of emotionally intimate (and formally culturally accountable) relationship... and, altogether, of devotionally surrendering (and, thereby, relinquishing) excessive (or wastefully "self"-indulgent) sexual behavior.
This basic general rule of formal expectation... must, by actual practice, become a very basically "considered", and, as such, stably demonstrated, functional, practical, and relational commitment of body, emotion, mind, and speech) is itself to be accompanied... by the further basic discipline... of obliging sexual activity itself to become a rightly intimate (but not ego-binding), and positively life-energy-conserving, and truly rejuvenative form of "conscious exercise" (and, potentially, in due course, of Transcendentally Spiritually active "emotional-sexual devotional Communion") ‐ such that... functional, stylistic, and relational limitations on the practice of emotional-sexual relatedness are (by this discipline, and by the totality of the by-Me-Given foundation-practice of the Reality-Way of Adidam) "considered" and (to the maximum possible degree) out-grown, and such that (altogether) ego-bondage to sexual activity is de-conditioned and out-grown.
In the only-by-Me Revealed and Given "Radical" (or Always "At-the-Root") Reality-Way of Adidam, right practice of single celibate renunciation is a searchless and motiveless and intrinsically egoless discipline. Therefore, no search, or struggle, or strategy, or "method", or "technique" relative to sex can characterize right practice of single celibate renunciation in the Reality-Way of Adidam.
In the Reality-Way of Adidam, the right (or intrinsically free) practice of single celibate renunciation is... to Always Already Stand in the Priorly Free disposition that always already (or intrinsically) has nothing to do with sex. If this discipline is practiced intensively and moment to moment ‐ even when mental and/or bodily impulses toward sex arise ‐ the mind and the body will, thus and thereby, be always established in equanimity.
— From "The Necessary Foundation of Right Life"
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It is possible to live on the basis of the "Perfect Knowledge" of Reality in the context of apparent "self" and "world". It is possible to know Transcendental and Spiritual Truth through Avatar Adi Da's Transmission-Gift.
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