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Daily Meditation: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Continence - is only good for those who have a spiritual ideal

What answer do you give someone who asks whether they should live a life of chastity and continence? That it all depends on their deeper nature and on their goal in life. Continence can have very good results, but also very bad ones: it can make some people hysterical, tense or ill and others, on the contrary, strong, balanced and in good health. Are those who give free rein to their sexual instincts right to do so? Certainly - if nothing means more to them in life than pleasure and they are unable to do without it, then they are right. But for those who have true spiritual aspirations, it is different: if they do not learn to master sexual energy, they will never be able to realize their aspirations, and they will always feel dissatisfied. So, as far as sexuality is concerned, nothing is good or bad in itself, but it becomes good or bad according to a person's ideals and deepest aspirations.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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The Author : Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov