Since there is a great deal of interest in masturbation and pornography and this thread is drawing a lot of tangential discussion on those topics.
Please keep in mind that this thread is for those who have made a public declaration of adhitthana to give up porn and masturbation, to diarise their 'progress', and for others to give their support. Any discussion which is tangential, however interesting and notworthy, does not belong here.
I have no problem with anyone starting a thread on some aspect of pornography or masturbation from any angle (Dhammic, social, neuroscientific, etc) that is of interest so long as it is in the most appropriate forum and that the new thread isn't a duplicate of existing threads. Please check the existing masturbation threads for similar content.
Out of respect for those who have, and are, undergoing what is a very difficult and personal challenge I would like the focus of the thread to remain on them, their struggles and achievements. I want those undergoing the 90-day challenge or a similar adhitthana to feel supported so that they're comfortable talking about what is a real difficulty in their life and for them to receive the support I believe they deserve.
Thank you again for your attention and cooperation.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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