PorkChop wrote:Even with quotes in the Pali canon saying explicitly that the householder doesn't necessarily give up sensuality in order to make progress along the path.
What you perhaps fail to understand is that traditionally abandonment of kāma is a prerequisite for attainment of the jhānas.
So, while you may progress to some extent without giving up sensuality, certain yogic attainments demand a degree of renunciation from sensual pleasures, i.e., kāma.
I only know what you've said on the posts I've read here and on your blog.
If you want to know something about me, just ask. No need to speculate about me on a public forum when you have the option of asking me directly.
Are you not the one that complained about the lack of freedom in Chinese Buddhism?
The Buddha suggested you don't sleep under the same tree twice.