But people do take merit way too lightly and then they wonder why they achieve no results.
So, apart from impure, masturbation is demeritorious as well? Some scripture to back that one?
Well, you started the post by referring to me, so I assumed the rest of the post...In the bone yard wrote:Not you greg, how did you get that?
I meant a Church (or a top head in the church) telling parishioners they can or can't do something, morally speaking.
The church is still going through a lot of hypocrisy right now.
Konchog1 wrote:Celibacy is not having sex. Porn is not sex.
Yes, that's right.Aemilius wrote:If you that line of thinking seriously, you can have pornography and be celibate, because in your thinking "pornography is not sex".
Please look at an image of Padmasambhava, or of your teacher, or of your yidam. I can assure you that you are loved unconditionally. I can absolutely promise you this. There is no mistake. Somewhere in this universe, you are loved unconditionally. What you must do is learn to gradually exchange your experience of broken love for this other love -- this unconditional love that is continually being offered to you by all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions.
greentara wrote:jeeprs, "I am also averse to the suggestion that if you advocate a traditionalist view, then you are, therefore 'a slave to Christian morality', or are 'blaming or spreading guilt'. The fact that a discussion of the morality of pornography can't be had, without that accusation being made, says something"
I agree with you totally. Secularism is the new religion, the net is flooded by porn so where's all this supposed guilt? Most people revel and celebrate sex unashamedly. It's everywhere, it saturates the media, people talk and joke about it constantly. As far as I can see there's not much guilt around at all.
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