Reminds me of a somewhat recent post:
True indeed, Greentara.
The only problem with advocating celibacy in these times and contemporary circumstances, is that there usually isn't an alternative to repression offered; which is why I'd posted:"And for monks and nuns who are not allowed to practice Karmamudra—and for bachelorettes & bachelors in general—there are always practices such as Trul Khor or 'Khrul 'Khor (Yantra Yoga), Tsa-Lung, Tummo, Pranayama, etc. in order to work with ones Sexual Energy (Thigle, Dhatu, Bindu, Prana, Srog, Lung, Nadis, Tsa, Chakras, various Glands & Hormones etc.). In this way it is said that one can much more easily keep one's monastic, Mahayana, and/or Tantric commitments without repression, as one is directly working with the Sexual Energy and sublimating It."
I think one of the main problems that confronts monks and nuns nowadays, is that celibacy is only realistic for people who can retreat to the forests to meditate, that is unless one has access to a powerful method such as Yantra Yoga or Tsa-Lung.
Without a said powerful Vajrayana type of method, celibacy would be nearly impossible considering all the lustful images, talk, etc. currently going on all around us, not to mention all the pollution and various forms of radiation which negatively effect our Nadis or inner channels.
The last part in bold there^ is a big one too. Non-organically-grown food is contaminated with synthetic-chemicals and its genes are often adulterated; and it's usually more expensive to eat all organic (however if you shop at local Farmer's Markets and even look for deals/sales at places like Whole Foods Market, it's not that
much more expensive), and, some cities are so polluted that residing there would have to be detrimental to one's practice, and sometimes people can't afford to move away. Although the receiving of Empowerments regularly if possible, and also doing various Pranayama breathing practices can help to purify the Nadis, and take various herbs, etc.
Work with circumstances, yes. However even in Dzogchen, it seems that for most, we should at least complete the Rushens (or at least the Inner Rushen). And even though the Inner Rushen for example isn't necessarily as lengthy as doing Tantric Ngondro, it's still not so easy to do in contemporary circumstances, particularly in regard to people who cannot take time off from their jobs for say a two or three month retreat. If we have somewhere to practice at home though, it shouldn't be too difficult to do an hour or so Tun session of Rushen practice everyday in the morning and/or evening, despite our "job".
I say "job", because most "jobs" are owned directly or indirectly by the international-banksters/global-corporatist-dictatorship. And it's not always easy to find a job period nowadays, let alone one that supports positive things like organically-grown food, natural healthcare, affordable clothing made of natural material that's not made in outsourced sweatshops, etc.