Sexuality#1 : Introduction and the Concept of Chastity


NOTE: for the reason that sexuality is a very important argument, we’ll divide it into at least three posts, of which this is the first one. But, even these three posts will be only a superficial and general introduction to an argument of capital importance in our inner and outer life. So, put aside all your beliefs, points of view towards this arguments while reading these posts. When you have completed reading, beliefs and points of view will be there, waiting for you, such as every habit. So, through putting them aside, you’ll not lose them. Eventually, you’ll gain some new information concerning this topic.

 

Continuing the argument developed in the previous posts concerning the centers, we would like to speak, here, about a function that is of capital importance for a human being, both in ordinary life and in inner development fields: Sexuality. This function is connected with quite complex principles. Just as a hint, we would state that the quality of energy used from this center is extremely powerful and refined: in  matter, sexual energy is able to create life or, rather, a vessel able to contain life.

We are so used to this fact, that we don’t consider it in all of its importance; sexuality represents a motor with  awesome power, able to free a human being from his mechanicity, but also may make him into a slave in a permanent and total way.

We’ll not speak about the sexual act itself, but  about the energy which flows in the  sexual center. So, such as it can generate life, it is  also able to generate a new life in the inner field, mainly, it can be used to create a new man;  but, prior to that, it is indispensable in order to become free from the “slavery” of  mechanical sexuality, from the interferences of  the emotional and intellectual fields  on the sexual center, and from the harmful effects to the other centers, which the misunderstood and badly managed sexual energy produces.

The reason why sexual energy is of crucial importance for a human’s psychophysical balance is determined from its quality; indeed, this energy represents a marvelous creative force which is present not only on earth, but in all the Universe: the process of Creation is present everywhere,  in all its forms.

We should not permit ourselves to handle the sexual energy with ignorance (intended as not knowing) and non –consideration. The loss of understanding of the mechanics could produce very dangerous results, and this is not an exaggeration.

Indeed, the damage produced from the the anomalies of the sexual center are so severe that their effects could enter deeply into the psyche and the emotional field.  Many people, throughout the world, dedicate themselves to every kind of sexual practice, even in the name of a “religiousity” or a “spiritual research” with regrettable results in the physical, emotional and intellectual field. And, their approach is marked with the typical superficiality of one who takes all and everything as a toy of his own identifications.

There are many experimentations by groups dedicated to Eastern and Western philosophical ideas, such as Tantra and sexual magic, but these fields represent a very dangerous “recreation ground”.

On the opposite side,  imposed (not spontaneous) chastity creates also disorders in the human’s balance, producing also a very distorted and deviated conception of a “right path” towards “truth”.

To delve deeper in practices which use sexual energy, we must have a specific and refined knowing, and also a great competence about the observation of ourselves and the work of all centers. Without  such specific teaching, the best thing to do should be not to do anything, except understanding better the  interactions between sex, thoughts and emotions, learning to recognize the interferences between the various centers; and all this, with the purpose of discovering a condition of sexual harmony, namely balanced and not mechanical. Of course, as every work which is worthwhile, even here we need a great engagement in the study and the direct observation of ourselves- the mere theory, doesn’t bring us anywhere.

As explained in the previous posts on this blog page, the human centers have a dual nature, but the sexual center is free from a separation between positive and negative. It is not structured to produce unpleasant feelings: its action brings us to pleasure, and in a normal and balanced condition, there is nothing that could change the stimulus of the sexual field into the negative, and if this happens, then the reason is an interference from other centers.

The interaction of the other centers with the sexual center can produce an infinity of phobias, deformation or distortion of the relationships with others and oneself;  fears, unnatural compulsions and other kinds of deviances. Sexual function is not structured by nature to malfunction from emotions and dual thoughts. This center contemplates only two approaches: attraction- pleasure, and balanced non- interest, and all the other complications produced from mechanical emotions and thoughts, identifications, etc… haven’t anything to do with the natural functions of this center.

All which can arise, and usually emerge, from the interactions of the mechanical fields of the centers with the sexual function is a contorted and fearful sexuality, full of shame, sense of guilt, fears of noncompatibility, mental imaginations, incapacity of remaining balanced in front of the opposite sex, emotional attachment, sentimentalism as a product of the sexual touch; or, oppositely, inability of warmth, feelings, love, total slavery to the physical sensations and many other psychological alterations which we  call sex, and in some cases… love.

Another phenomenon, even if not as common, occurs when the energy of the sexual center is absorbed and improperly used by the emotional and intellectual functions; in a such situation, the potential of the sexual energy is far greater than the emotional and intellectual, so that both emotions and intellect suffer a disproportionate increase of their activity.

It happens that, sometimes, the intellect feeds itself with sexual energy, and thoughts become apparently creative and active. This is the case of the great writers, inventors, or extraordinarily creative artists. Unfortunately, because such creativity doesn’t arise from the higher intellectual, but from an anomaly of the ordinary intellectual field (produced from the replacement of the  energetic use of the various centers), which results in a disproportionately high increase of all the mechanical and emotional fields of the intellectual center, which will produce only judgements, the tendency toward  intellectual conflicts, sense of superiority, racism, sectarism, intellectual presumptions, neverending criticism, etc…

History is full of such characters, who were considered genius in their field, but afflicted with the worst character deficiencies. A human mind, once fed from the sexual energy whose expression is channelled in a wrong way, could seem very capable and inventive, but it’s not an intellectual “enlightenment”, but a mere malfunction of the sexual center. The result is that many uncoordinated, unbalanced and deviant people pass off as supermen.

Even worse is if the sexual energy begins to feed the mechanical emotional field, exciting it and inflaming its  worst and negative aspects. It’s the case of many religious and mystic characters, but also many politicians with dictatorial tendencies; in such cases, the emotive creates great passions that in  most  situations,  are projected out onto  others with deplorable consequences.

This is the case of every ideologic exhaltation, where the dualism between the good and bad, strengthened from the wrongly used sexual energy, produces manifestations of fanaticism, and the development of philosophical concepts which tend to convert all to its own way of thinking.

In the religious field, a forced sexual abstinence, lacking a corresponding knowing of the human functions, allows  the emotional center to draw energy from the inactive sexual function, increasing exponentially the religious excesses which gaze at the exhaltation, leading to the detrimation of the freedom of thought. Marvelous results, aren’t they?

The true and sincere chastity, independently from the subjective value that everyone could give to it, is such when the absence of sexual activity is present in all the centers, and not only in the sexual. If we abstain from physical relationships, but our mind and emotions continue to express such need, the results are devastating- in this case, this is not chastity, but repression.

If the need for a sexual act is absent and balanced in all the centers, then it is possible to use the sexual energy for evolutionary purposes, channelling it for the development and the use of the higher centers connected with self- knowing and objective knowing.

But beware:  this doesn’t mean that chastity is necessary for a conscious inner evolution; it could be useful in determined moments of one’s life, for a limited period of time, or for some individuals. It’s a subjective thing, and it depends on individual needs.

Sexual energy is so powerful and influential that every effort to make it work neutrally and naturally,  free from the interference of the other centers- is considered  a wise progression towards the recovery of a global balance.

 

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About mr Sarmoung

Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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One Response to Sexuality#1 : Introduction and the Concept of Chastity

  1. Ian says:

    A good, balanced post; thank you. A common manifestation on the internet, in the context of the Fourth Way, is the person who reads and believes they ‘understand’ some Ouspensky and how to remember themselves, without practical guidance from the more awake – because, of course, there isn’t anybody more awake, is there..? A narcissistic process I call ‘ego-remembering’ ensues, drawing in sex energy and becoming increasingly vehement in its own delusions of superiority. Such unfortunates become at least cults of themselves and may even draw in vulnerable and suggestible others…

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