jeeprs wrote:As I said, my approach is 'hinayana'. It has to be. I have burned up a lot of karmic credits already, so I don't want to try anything too advanced. I have a couple of introductory books by Lama Yeshe but I haven't been able to find the motivation to read them yet (although I was lucky enough to see Lama Yeshe speak in Sydney not long before he died.)
I am also mindful that in this day and age, the whole business of sexuality is a multi-media global all-singing all-dancing extravaganza. Thar be dragons.
But we don't want just release from samsara-- we want to achieve the non-abiding nirvana which is beyond both samsara and nirvana so that we can be of benefit to beings. we need to realize enlightenment, not release dukkha alone.
So that is why we take that approach.
Have a good one...