are people ¨C not too many people ¨C who have made it to the seventh
Platonic river.Of all the
rivers of desire, the seventh river of sexual desire is the final,
ultimate challenge.It is said
that to cross the seventh river is to enter a land of eternal bliss.
ago there was the river of addictive drugs, alcohol and tobacco.Many people were standing on the other side of it, yelling over the
methods of crossing.Those who
had not yet crossed could see and hear those who were free and on the
the seventh river is much different.It
is adumbrated by fog and mist, and the few people that stand at its edge
have little help in the modern world.Across the vast internet there are few voices that speak of
chastity in certain terms, very few who will share their map across this
we are led to scripture: words that have crossed eons of time, words that
beckon from a time more noble and plain.The celibates of China numbered in the millions, and to them
medicine and science had to include the marking of the path to sexual
control.This simple, vital
wisdom was carried to us in a napsack from India by a man named ß_Ä¦
in the form of scripture, and
today I will reveal it to you.
¨C as all behavior ¨C is said has three aspects:
the body, the word and the mind.
the most basic level is the body.There
is no excuse for not controlling it.At
the previous river, we quit smoking ¨C which in its very essence is not
putting a cigarette in the mouth.At
the seventh river, it is not clicking on porn, it is cooly positioning the
mouse to delete all sexual material from the computer, it is not dialing
the number of a sexual interest, and it is not the misuse of the hand.As we can see, there are many actions here that are totally
voluntary, and to make any of these motions requires overt, conscious
action.These actions, when
conscious of them, are easily stopped.
there is the word.The word is
also a conscious action and something we need to get awareness of.We cannot, while trying to cross this river, speak negatively of
the journey.We never speak in
foul language which is most certainly sexual in nature.And we should not speak anything of our life on the previous bank,
of our previous sexual history, of gory details ¨C this could be a kind
of nascent bragging, such as we hear at AA meetings where everyone in a
circle implicitly competes for better stories.We don¡¯t want that kind of thing.We don¡¯t want to speak of our past in a competing fashion with
anyone, so it¡¯s best to speak of it in only the most vague terms and
only when absolutely necessary.And
indeed, as we cross the river, that life will naturally become vague again
¨C the dirty, the unclean, will begin to vanish.And with the help of our word, it certainly will.
finally there¡¯s the mind.This
is the part which people most often don¡¯t understand.The mind is prone to suggestion.I say ¡°yellow box¡±, then there¡¯s a yellow box in your mind.So the mind must be left as the final step, something that cannot
be forced.The body and the
word can be forced ¨C we can make our body and our mouths do exactly as
we think.And it is through
the control of the first two, that the last ¨C the mind ¨C naturally
follows.The mind will begin a
will go from south to north, from down to up, old destructive processes
will be replaced by green, flowering abundant ones.By pushing out the physical possibility of sex, we float across a
foggy river and enter an incredible promised land.
is a land free of disease, a land with deep understanding, pure
relationships, and sustainable, eternal joy.So remember this ancient code for crossing the Seventh river: take
immediate control of your body and your word, and progressive control of
your mind.And I¡¯ll be
seeing you on the other side.