Introducing something better as a replacement
February 4th 2018
It is true that when everyone around you is demanding sexual freedom and justifying these demands with seemingly valid arguments, you are not particularly happy to hear about self-mastery. I understand that you do not like being deprived of pleasures, but try at least to see what advantages you might gain by renouncing some of them and replacing them with more subtle and more spiritual pleasures. When a doctor sees that a patient is damaging their health by an excess of meat, sugar and alcohol, they do not advise them to fast. They know very well that their patient would not follow this advice, or even worse, if they were to follow it, they would die. They therefore advise them to replace these foods by others that are healthier and lighter. This is my advice to you too, but in another realm – sexuality. I encourage you to nourish yourself differently so that your spiritual health improves.