Human is spiritual. Human is sexual.
When you’re expressing your sexuality in the way our Designer intended, there is an enormous, undeniable connection between sexuality and spirituality.
There are people who are spiritual and also sexually active and there are also people who are not spiritual but are not also sexually active and also there are spiritual people who aren’t sexually active, such as priests, monks, or nuns who’ve pledged themselves to a lifestyle of celibacy, or single people who are purposely holding out for marriage. But they are still sexual beings, and will be until they die.
When the topic of Sexuality or Sex is brought into the open, we usually avoid it due to our stereotypical thinking and the feeling of shame regarding the people in the society, who probably will judge us.
There are two aspect of sexuality – negative & positive.
In its negative aspects lust, sexual excess, degradation and rape, it appear as the antithesis of spirituality. However in its positive aspects, our sexuality can open our hearts to love, and enable us to have experiences similar to meditative states and mystical bliss during or after orgasm.
Sex brings a new life into the world when two souls meet, in their intimate relationship. In the same way we can say that every human being is spiritual whether they believe in God or not.
Human is made by the image of GOD and we cannot separate the body and soul just like the two sides of a coin – Spirituality & Sexuality. It’s about how we see what we can learn from fully integrating and celebrating the synergy between the two.
Whereas spirituality gives birth to humanity, sexuality gives birth to human and you can say that if there is no human there will be no humanity…
Sex is the start of life …Taking a different tack, psychologist Erich Fromm wrote in The Art of Loving that is the basis for our need to love lies in the experience of separateness and the resulting need to overcome the anxiety of separateness by the experience of union. In its deepest meaning, then, love/sex becomes spiritual. The stories of legendary Indian lovers are a case in point.
Majnu’s love and intensity of desire to be united with Laila is so exalted that it becomes spiritual. Laila substitutes for God as an object of worship.
India wasn’t a sexually repressed society always. We became one under the influence of Buddhism and Jainism and later Islam and Christianity.
Says Dr. Shanshank Samak, an Indian sexologist: ‘Indians were the most sexually active people in the world. The Kamasutra was astonishingly liberal and men and women were equal participants in the sexual act. Sex was very creative, not only from the procreation point of view but recreation as well. It was not something to be done away with but an event to be celebrated, a road which led to ecstasy and finally nirvana for both the participants.’
Maithunam paramam tatvam, shrushti stithi anya karanam…. (Coitus is the ultimate principle behind creation, preservation and destruction of the Universe), said Lord Shiva in the Kailas Tantra.
‘Hindu philosophy is holistic, all-embracing as it speaks of four purusharthas: dharma, artha, kama and moksha. Kama means desire, primarily sexual desire,’ says Kothari.
‘Thus the path to moksha or liberation is through the experience of kama. In the tenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says: ‘I’m omnipresent but in the human body. I take the form of desire, particularly sexual desire.’
‘Making love can become a giving, expressing, selfless act, which is a form of prayer in itself. Through the body, the hearts are touched; the emotions opened, needs and desire expressed, fears released, security given and souls merged.
Through the act of physical sharing, God is revered and remembered. Making love goes from the physical to the emotional and finally to spiritual level where it becomes a prayer to the Divine.’
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