Joy is good, yet there is more to the Highest too
Love is secondary to joy. - Yogananda, love guru, in The Divine Romance, p. 4-5
Then follow up and ask yourself, "Is the highest to go for joy?" There is more to life than joy, and more to God than joy too. There is more to the Self than joy. The terms Sat-Chit-Ananda (Being-Consciousness-Joy) and Sat-Tat-Aum ("Being-Intelligence-Vibration") are often used to describe God, or the Self. They show there is more to the highest (subtlest) than ananda, bliss, joy. A look:
In Mahayana Buddhism the highest is Totality, encompassing both samsara (the world experience) and nirvana (joy of the beyond). The venerable Padmasambhava is one of the gurus in Tibetan Buddhism who teaches it. Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, is in the Nyingma tradition, the oldest surviving school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Hence, Joy is good, but not all there is to say about the highest - That is to suggest there is a lot more to go for or develop in also. Freedom, moksha is another side to it, one of the four main goals of life in traditional Hinduism. To get free from limiting or cramped outlook, is good. Freedom may be won by degrees and various strides. There are many sorts of freedom, yet inner freedom is what is aimed for basically. Can sex help you on and up, then it helps. That should not be going too far. It could be wise to learn basics of tantra sex against getting cramped, and the teachings of Padmasambhava may be found to be fit.
But let us have some figurative talk:
Entertaining deeply. Ploughing too
The tips on this page apply to both sexes. "Through rustic love-making: a future, also a good one." - When general conditions allow you to have a say and have your own home, it is good to go for it through sexual activity before it gets too late.
Enough foreplay leads to sexual arousal
The Special Garden
The plough needs to be sturdy, the soil fertile
No good and able ploughman should expect to benefit from acting irresponsibly. And the candid ploughman goes on, doing his best, knowing that to rest on long gone accomplishments is not the best rest there is, having rewon one's life companion and first ally to share intimate feelings, deep friendship, and the struggle to make it together.
The jolly good carpenter assembles his tools and marries betimes.
He seldom expects his ally to be totally devoted and decent.
Suspect in time that good time fairly easily breeds discontent, but not always. During leisure hours we may occupy ourselves at breeding contentment and advancing accomplishments. These uses of free time reflect a little Shogun wisdom: "In times of peace and favourable circumstances, prepare for war and strife ahead." Being prepared is a Boy Scout ideal too.
The gardener has to adjust in an ongoing enterprise.
Get carefully informed and build togetherness.
Proverbial tips try to assist the handling of the love-life too.
Sound and sensible love-making
1. Going to bed for making love helps democracy - unions tend to work that way
Great and smart love-making is jolly enough and fair too. Such sexual love can ride above holiness to look at.
Sweet are the uses of mature love-making. Liberal love-making could be one of the rich man's essential contributions to the democracy. Canonisation of a good and sound penis changes our attitudes to it too.
You must stand strong to stand naked. Decent love-makers can have sex and fun and like each others.
2. Attractions may need tobe dealt with by skills
Pleasant love-making doesn't really suit city jams and cramped living, and gets degenerated from abuses.
3. If ulterior motives crawl into the bed, sex life may be tamed
In a society of love-sick persons that send in personal ads of the spectacular sort and go further, the love-sick person may not be very pleasant to be with. Desperate people seldom are, and if legal formalities are brought in later, it may indeed show.
Love-making and misfortune go much together nowadays, as reflected by divorces. If fatal attraction has set in, much and sound advice may be too late.
The road was too slippery
- Tu Fu, fragments in Young 1990 sown together anew.
Proverbs from Norden (Jensen 1996):
Jensen, Brikt, red. Ordspråkleksikon. Tr. Gunnar Gjengset. Oslo: Schibsted, 1996. (Carsten Bregenhøu og Solveig Pått: Politikens Ordsprogleksikon.)
Young, David, tr. 1990. Five T'ang Poets: Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu, Li Ho, Li Shang-yin. Oberlin OH: Oberlin College Press.
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