Simon E. wrote:
As good an expression of the fear that sexuality induces in those thought is shaped by the ancient Indian life -negative stance as any that I have read...
Not fear, just physiology; and awareness of the Deities, Nadis, Pranas & Vayus that reside in the Vajra Body.
Maybe the ancients knew some things that the contemporary followers of the religion of scientism (credit to Dechen Norbu for this term
) don't know about.
I would bet that many scientism fanatics would scoff at teachings on Nadis, Prana, Vayu, Chakras, etc.
Simon E. wrote:
No one...no God or Deva not the Universe or long ago Gautama cares if you blow your wad.
Kalachakra and H.H. the Dalai Lama care if one is practicing Kalachakra.
Gyelwa Jangchub, Namkhai Nyingpo, Taksham Nuden Dorje, Yeshe Tsogyel, and Guru Rinpoche care if one is practicing Dzogrim of Anuyoga.
Simon E. wrote:The whole point is the nature of the relationship.
What do you mean by the nature of the relationship?
Simon E. wrote:Not voodoo physiology.
Simon E. wrote:Just to add in view of the the fact that the title of the thread is specific to Buddhists.
Some forms of Buddhism do see sexual activity as vulgar. One response to that is a whole complex of yogic practices aimed at stopping emission of semen. Because " every sperm is sacred ".
However no such considerations apply in Dzogchen where ejaculation is not seen as an issue per se at all.
Dont however take my word for that. Check it out.
So maybe IF one has stabilized Rigpa, it might not be an issue.
The Dzogchen Master Longchenpa Rabjampa wrote that orgasm/ejaculation is perverted bliss (as opposed to non-attached bliss); now, granted that he was likely referring to Dzogchen practitioners who have not yet stabilized Rigpa....
For those of us who have not yet stabilized Rigpa, it would be wise to at least
heed the advice of Tibetan Medicine on this topic:Malcolm on Ojas
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche has written about this as well.
By the way, for maintaining Ojas, it's fine to have sex everyday; just not to orgasm everyday (except perhaps during the winter, depending on one's diet, age, constitution, etc.)
And also, since in our ignorance most of us have ignored the wise advice of Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine, it would also be wise for us to rebuild our ('prenatal') Ojas and Virya with Chulen of Mandarava practice, Yantra Yoga, Pranayama, Karmamudra practice, or any Long Life or Chulen practice, etc.
We couldn't very well have realization of any kind, without long life and strong energy (Virya, Ojas, etc.).
Two threads (a link to a link):Buddha on Romantic Relationships and Wholesome Sexual Conduct