metaxu ~= "in between"

why celibacy? [4]

I can love more people this way.

tmx

kiss the joy as it flies

He who binds to himself a joy,
Doth the winged life destroy,
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.

William Blake

now

We cannot necessarily practise 24 hours a day, but we can always practise now.

experiences of love

Asexuality – and/or celibacy – can open the door for more diverse experiences of love.

Celibacy is a tool, a skilful means, like intentional simplicity of life.

two types of love

There are two types of love and compassion. One type is conditioned — “beautiful face, beautiful body, beautiful sound” — that kind of love is greatly conditioned. As soon as these conditions disap­pear, then no more love! So, a few days of great happiness — kissing and cuddling — just a few days — then, no more! It is over because of too much conditioning, which is a result of ignorance. That is not sound love or compassion.

The other type of love and compassion arises when one realizes that others are human beings, sentient beings “just like me”, who do not want suffering, who want happiness. And, on that basis, some kind of love, respect and deep understanding comes into being.

grow through

we go through shit,
we grow through shit