Tuesday, January 3, 2017



Extract from commentary in Bhagavad Gita by Paramahansa Yogananda

Adam and Eve, symbolic of the first human beings specially created by God, were fully conscious of their divinity until through the temptation of Nature they indulged in sex creation, causing their godly consciousness to descend from the higher cerebrospinal centers of spiritual perception to the lower channels of life identified with sensual mortal consciousness.” 

In 1916 Gurdjieff spoke to his Russian pupils about the misdirection of sexual energy in the pursuits of everyday life and theself-deception it can entail:

"At the same time sex plays a tremendous role in maintaining the mechanicalness of life. Everything that people do is connected with 'sex': politics, religion, art, the theater, music, is all 'sex.' [..] One thing only. Sex: it is the principal motive force of all mechanicalness. All sleep, all hypnosis, depends upon it. [..] When sex is clearly conscious of itself and does not cover itself up by anything else it is not the mechanicalness about which I am speaking. On the contrary sex which exists by itself and is not dependent on anything else is already a great achievement. But the evil lies in this constant self-deception!"
"Lust is like the root of the tree, and desires are branches and twigs."
"Maya is only ‘lust and greed"
         ~ Paramahansa Ramakrishna
“The problem arises only when the memory of past pains and pleasures remains as a reflex, dominating behavior. This reflex takes the shape of 'I' and uses the body and the mind for its purposes, which are invariably in search for pleasure or flight from pain.” 
"Desire is the memory of pleasure.”                    ~ Nisargadatta 
This world is nothing but sex and ego. Ego is the chief thing. It is the basis. Sex hangs on the ego.

This whole world is a play of ego. Ego, sex and world are inseparable. If you understand the nature of ego, you have understood the whole mystery of creation. Therefore scrutinize. Study of ego is imperatively necessary. It will help you in the attainment of Eternal Bliss or the Ultimate Reality.

Passion reigns supreme in all parts of the world. The minds of people are filled with sexual thoughts. The world is all sexy. The whole world is under a tremendous sexual intoxication. All are deluded and move in the world with perverted intellects.
The sexual degradation that has overtaken mankind today is due directly to the fact that people have assumed that there is a natural "sexual instinct" in human beings. It is not so. The natural instinct is the procreative one.
Read the history of the crimes—robbery, rapes, kidnapping, assaults, murders—that come up for trial before the Sessions Courts. Lust is at the root of all this. It may be lust for money or lust for carnal pleasure. Lust ruins life, lustre, strength, vitality, memory, wealth, fame, holiness, peace, wisdom and devotion.

A man has a thousand and one desires. But the central strong desire is the sexual desire. The fundamental desire is the urge for a mate. All hang on this central basic desire. The desire for money, the desire for a son, the desire for property, the desire for houses, the desire for cattle and other desires come later on.”

If lust, which is the source of all enjoyments in this world, ceases, then all worldly bondage, which has its substratum in the mind, will cease. Even the most virulent poison is no poison when compared to lust. The former defiles one body only, whereas the latter adulterates many bodies in successive births.

You are a slave of passions and desires, emotions and attractions.
 "Adam fell on account of one loose moment. Eve tempted on account of one desire. The forbidden fruit will ripen before the human eyes in no time. …Beware of Maya and its meshes. The chains of gold can be cut asunder, but not the silken meshes of Maya. A single unguarded moment is sufficient to capsize the whole casket of pearls, down into the dark abyss of passion and lust.”
Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Sexual desire, vulgar attraction for the opposite sex, is the greatest impurity. This causes the real bondage.”

Mind, Prana and Veerya are one. By controlling the mind, you can control Prana and semen. By controlling Prana you can control the mind and semen. By controlling semen, you can control the mind and Prana.

~ Swami Sivananda
This were also found by Dr. Freud; "The sexual instincts are remarkable for their plasticity, for the facility with which they can change their aim...for the ease with which they can substitute one form of gratification for another' (Freud 1938).

Dr. Freud had also found that sexuality plays a major role in human life and that is related with human behaviour as well as with human neurosis and other psychological imbalances, and he had right; 
He named this unconscious impulse for sexual pleasure and any kind of sense pleasure id.
According Dr. Freud the id is the impulsive and unconscious part of our psyche which responds directly and immediately to the instincts including the sex (life) instinct. It operates on the pleasure principle which is the idea that every wishful impulse should be satisfied immediately, regardless of the consequences. The id demands immediate satisfaction and when this happens we experience pleasure, when it is denied we experience ‘unpleasure’ or pain.  The id engages in primary process thinking, which is primitive illogical, irrational, and fantasy oriented.

Impatience, like-dislike, anger, hatred, anxiety, fear and depression are the emotions that are directly related with the id.

Dr.Freud investigated people with psychological disturbances and diseases but he didn't study yogis, saints or people of a high level of consciousness. He didn't also invastigate the positive aspects or the spiritual aspects of sexuality as well as he didn't investigate the higher capacities of the human mind and the Soul.

Nevertheless he was a pioneer for his age and he gave us a very deep knowledge about the human subconscious mind and its disfunctioning; this knowledge at some degree can be very useful for anyone who works for the dissolution of his egoic mind and the desire mechanism. 

The process of bondage in sensual pleasures

~ PLEASURABLE experience, becomes LUST (longing to experience the same pleasure);
~ LUST becomes DESIRE (the impulse that drive us seek the object of pleasure) which assumes also the form of 'Iness' (viz. I want or I desire).

~ By REPETITION of the same pleasure:
 LUST becomes PASSION and expands to
1. CRAVING ( irresistible driving force that press us to fulfil the desire),
2. ATTACHMENT (which means that we experience suffering even to think that we will lose or will not get the desired object) and
3. ADDICTION, (our mind is occupied during all day by thoughts and emotions related to the object we are addicted.
DESIRE also assumes the form of emotional-mental currents (known as the pair of opposites)


Finally DESIRE modifies as greed, avarice, stinginess, jealousy, anger, hatred, impatience, discontentment, uneasiness, incompleteness, fear, anxiety, depression, disappointment, pride etc. which are energies that create suffering and diseases.

The first modification of sexual pleasure is food pleasure and any pleasure we can get through the mouth. Food is the primary substitute of sexual pleasure. Since is impossible to have continuously sex pleasure our lusty ego projects the sexual pleasure on foods. Since mouth it is made from the same tattva with the genitals, the mouth is the second door of pleasure after the genitals.

On the altar of food-pleasure industry has invented innumerable food and drink products to satisfy food-lust. Companies use chemical substances to enrich the taste of junk foods to give variations of taste pleasure to the consumers. Earthlings consume every year tons of alcohol, refreshments and meat which affect their health and their psych. Alcohol, and smoking are very connected with lust.
We do not respect animals due to food-lust. We justify this brutal behavior saying that meat is necessary for our health while in reality meat eating is one of the main causes of 'modern' diseases. Only in some cases meat could be necessary and even in these cases we need a small quantity of fresh meat not byproducts of meat (Salaam, sausages, canned etc.).
 Billions of animals* are exploited and sacrificed every year all over the world. Meat industry produces many byproducts of meat which give a little illusory pleasure and satisfaction to the lusty-mind of earthlings destroying their health and creating disequilibrium and suffering individually and collectively.

EXPLOITATION Of ANIMALS :Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. More than 3,000 animals die every second in slaughterhouses around the world. These shocking figures do not even include fish and other sea creatures whose deaths are so great they are only measured in tonnes.