What does Thanissaro consistently teach is the purpose of pleasure on The Path?
In order to answer this, and my other post's question, correctly, you have to:
ONE: stop postulating your misunderstanding of Thanissaro as Thanissaro's teachings
TWO: start understanding him (and his teachers) in the context of ALL their teachings.
You can find the correct answer not only in Thanissaro's teachings, but in several other Ajaan's teachings: Mun, Boowa, Suwat, Fuang, Lee, etc....
YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE CORRECT ANSWER IN THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA, which Thanissaro is entirely consistent with.
I suspect some Trolls or otherwise maligning influences are afoot in this (and the other Thanissaro) topics....
Where does this fear of pleasure come from? Where does this fear of notions like "breath energy" or techniques like "breathing through your eyes" come from?
Are we ascetics, or are we Buddhists?