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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, photographed by Laurence Schiller in Los Angeles, 1970.

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Anonymous asked: Can i enjoy rough sex and be a budhist?


The Motivation for Sexual Behavior

The main point to look at in Buddhist ethics concerning sexuality, then, is the motivation for our sexual behavior. Sexual activity is not terribly different, as an act, from eating, in the sense that it is a biological function that comes from having this type of body. If we have this type of body, it’s going to get hungry. We have to feed it. Likewise, when we have this type of body, there are going to be sexual hormones. There’s going to be a biological function regarding sex that we somehow have to deal with. There’s a big difference, however, between satisfying sexual hunger and satisfying hunger for food. We can live without sex, but we can’t live without food.

Sexual activity, like eating, can be motivated by a disturbing emotion or attitude, a constructive one, or a neutral one. Based on the motivation, the act of having sex or eating likewise becomes destructive, constructive, or neutral. For instance, if we eat out of tremendous greed and attachment – just stuff ourselves like a pig – it’s self-destructive. If we eat because we need to be strong in order to take care of our families – in order to have the strength and energy to work, and so on – that’s a positive motivation; the eating is constructive. If we eat just because it’s time to eat and everybody else is eating, it’s ethically neutral.

The same thing is true with sex. If we have sex because we have tremendous attachment and desire, or because of anger like when soldiers rape their enemy’s wives and daughters, it’s destructive. If we’re having sex in order to show affection and help somebody – an appropriate person – with the hope that this will make the person feel a little better, it’s constructive. If we have sex just because we can’t fall asleep and it’ll make us tired so that we can fall asleep faster, then it’s neutral.

The result of what we experience from the same act is different according to the motivation. “Destructive” means that it’s going to produce problems for us in the future. For most people, the negative motivation for sex that would make it destructive and cause problems for them in the future is usually attachment and longing desire. What we need to work on, in the context of renunciation, is not the sexual act itself, but rather this attachment and longing desire.


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You are eating high blood pressure, stress, and adrenaline. You are eating fear, grief, and rage. You are eating suffering, horror, and murder. You are eating cruelty. You are what you eat.


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“We were not created to please the creation”

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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’

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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

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Cesar Chavez (2014)

"Once social change begins, it can’t be reversed. You can’t uneducate someone who has learned how to read …"

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Gina Lollobrigida Proust Questionnaire by Vanity Fair

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Happiness is a journey that depends solely on ourselves. We should be grateful to life because so much that it has in store for us will be marvelous and we have the good fortune to live it.

What is your greatest fear?
I honestly don’t have a particular fear. We must live life without limits, and fear can become a limit.

Which living person do you most admire?
I’m defined as a very strong woman. I don’t identify myself with a specific figure, but I do greatly admire people who manage to persevere with humility through great difficulties.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Sometimes I follow my instincts more than my reason.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
I don’t like false or opportunistic people.

What is your greatest extravagance?
My greatest extravagance is work. It allows me to express myself through art, which has been my life’s aim.

What is your favorite journey?
My favorite journey is the one I told in my photographic book. It covers 25 countries, which I described through images that left an impression on my heart.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“You only live once.”

What is your greatest regret?
Not being able to cure all the sick children I have seen around the world.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
People who are able to make me smile really simply.

What is your current state of mind?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to be less impulsive.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Thinking about others rather than myself.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
I would like to be able to fly.

What is your most treasured possession?
Being able to appreciate life.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Living without the ability to express oneself. It would be torture!

Where would you like to live?
In any world where there is no injustice.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Being spontaneous.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
The ability to love.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
The ability to live life without compromises.

What do you most value in your friends?
The ability to be themselves rather than hiding behind a mask.

Who is your favorite writer?
Giacomo Leopardi.

Who are your heroes in real life?
The late Mother Teresa. People who have the courage to stand up for what they believe in, without holding back.

How would you like to die?
I don’t think about death; I think about life.

What is your motto?
“We are all born to die—the difference is the intensity with which we choose to live.”

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In Gaza Children are being blown to pieces. There are many more. Children decapitated, crushed, torn open by gunfire…These sad pictures are . evidence of the madness driving a racist and criminal ideology….!!

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Chloe Sevigny in Kids (1995) dir. Larry Clark

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Gaza Resident: I’m Called a Human Shield for Refusing to Leave My Home

Abby Martin speaks with Suha Najjar, a resident of Gaza City, discussing the horrors of daily life on the ground in Gaza since the Israel’s latest offensive and debunks the ‘human shield’ rhetoric often heard from the IDF when justifying indiscriminate killings of civilians.

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