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Sexology

Spiritual principles of sexual life

Vladimir Antonov

Sexology

— Infant Sexuality — Origin of Homosexuality and Other Pathologies — Regulation of Sexual Function — Bioenergetic Aspects of Sex — Ethics, Religion, and Sex -

 
Translated from Russian by Maxim Shafeyev
 
ISBN 5-94261-009-6
© Antonov V.V., 2002.

This book contains a scientific description of mechanisms and regularities of the development of the reproduction system of human beings, including embryonic period, childhood and adolescence.

It also contains a thorough description of mechanisms of forming of homosexuality of both sexes, using results of relevant experiments on animals as a scientific basis.

The author describes methods of reproductive function regulation: from choosing an appropriate diet — to methods of psychic self-regulation, including work with chakras and meridians.

A significant part of the book is dedicated to bioenergetic aspect of sexual interaction, sexual psychology and ethics, from religious positions, in particular. The author substantiates a call to view sexuality as an opportunity of spiritual growth trough correct development of one’s emotional sphere, refinement of consciousness and ethic self-control.

At the end of the book there is an comprehensive bibliography.

The book is intended for both specialists in sexology and general audience.


A negative impact of sexual disorder on the emotional state and social activity of a person is well-known.

Problems of this kind are very widespread. In the adolescent age the leading role among them play strong attraction to masturbation that is confronted by moral taboos. Later sexual dissatisfaction or, vice versa, exhaustion from forced sexual intercourses can come to the fore. Significant number of people also suffer from congenital or acquired sexual anomalies. Still more people suffer from functional disorders of reproductive system such as impotency and quick ejaculation in men and anorgasmia in women (in those cases when it is the cause of disease-like states).

For many centuries sexological research has not been conducted in European countries due to impact of Judaistic religious dogmata (which were adopted by many Christian churches in its nearly unchanged form), thus many problems have been being resolved on the basis of the Old Testament “law”.

First serious works on this subject started to be written in Europe only in the end of the 19th century [27,33-34,46-48,51,53-54,58-60,69].

In the middle of the 20th century significant progress in this field of knowledge was achieved thanks to studies of a group of American scientists who were headed by A.Kinsey [90-91].

In the following decades a series of experiments on animals were conducted in the field of sexual neurophysiology [57,78,96-97] and sexological aspects of social psychology [2,26,70,85-86].

Among Russian sexological studies of that time I would distinguish works of A.M.Svyadosch [64-65] as those worth a special attention.

In the book that your now reading I have gathered material accumulated for years of my work in the Sexological Center of the Experimental Medicine Research Institute, that was headed by A.M.Svyadosch, as well as in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Institute and during subsequent years when I totally switched to studying and popularization of the art of psychic self-regulation and methods of spiritual self-perfection.

 

Phases of Sexual Development

This issue has been researched both in the course of observation of a human infant development [29-32,48,53-54,59-60]1 and as during animal studies [2-3,6,85-86 and others]. It was discovered that pubescence does not occur at once in the living being ontogenesis (individual development in the current incarnation), but on the contrary, various parts of reproductive system finish developing at different points in time that sometimes are separated by several years.

First primitive signs of reproductive system activity can be observed in human infants and youngs of mammals in the form of erection of cavernous tissues of genitals even within the first days of birth. This type of erection occurs in response to non-specific influence, for example, as a result of fright, during weeping, eating, experiencing pain, laughing, etc. This phase of development can be called the “pre-emotional sexuality” stage.

The second phase is known as “adolescent intersexuality period”. In human ontogenesis it takes place from the age of 7-9 to 15-17. At this age generation of androgens — male sex hormones that also are present in the woman’s organism — increases. Androgens are universal regulators of sexual attraction (at the endocrine system level) in both sexes (see [4]).

Influence of androgens leads to intensification of sexual manifestations, especially in boys. What is typical of this phase is the absence of a distinct sexual orientation towards representatives of the opposite sex of own biological species, which can be attributed to immaturity of the corresponding brain structures. A sexual arousal at this stage can be easily induced by inadequate stimuli, including inanimate objects, animals and representatives of own sex.

The specified features are typical not only of a human being, but also of all animals studied in this respect, and they should not be viewed as some kind of pathology. However, transformation of these reactions into conditioned reflexes — to which the lack of information about normal sexual relationships of adult people is conducive — may lead to inversion of the person’s sexual orientation for the rest of the his life.

It should be noted that it is during the first instances of emotional sexual arousal that exceptionally strong conditioned reflex ties form.

Masturbation is one of the typical sexual manifestations of adolescent age. More than 90% of men and approximately 50% of women had this type of experience in their past [47,90-91]. Masturbation is typical not only for humans, but also for all mammals studied for this purpose (see [6]).

In the past masturbation was considered as a terrible vice, a sin, the cause of all known diseases. But today this view was rejected as completely unfounded. One can say with certainty that masturbation (except cases of its excessive use) is not a cause of any specific disease. It is a natural manifestation of sexuality at a certain stage of its development. On the contrary, adolescents who get intimidated with “terrible consequences” of masturbation still unable to resist an intensive urge to relieve sexual tension may develop mental disorders.

It does not follow from the above said, though, that frequent masturbation at this age does not have negative consequences. Bioenergetic inputs of the orgasms attained in this way are unproductive: the energy spent in such a way could have been sublimated and used for intellectual and physical development. But while dealing with adolescent masturbation “positive” corrective methods must be used: not intimidation and threatening, but switching a young man’s attention to some kind of beneficial activities. Excessive juvenile sexuality can be weakened by balanced diet, namely by substituting milk products and eggs for meat and fish dishes.

Men enter the third phase of their sexual development — the “adult sexuality” stage — when the process of maturing of brain structures responsible for adequate sexual orientation completes. In women this corresponds with the moment they become mentally ready to begin their sex life.

In case of mammals the basis for forming of sexual orientation of males towards female representatives of the same species is the congenital sexual arousal reaction of the brain which occurs as a result of a contact with so called “key stimuli” [7]. (This reaction occurs rater late in the individual’s ontogenesis). In non-primate mammals, as well as in insects and fish, these “key stimuli” are represented by sex pheromones. These substances that are generated by special glands of female genitals and subsequently get into urine help males find the females which are ready for insemination.

In special experiments I was able to discover that sex pheromones of female dogs are produced by vaginal glands and not by urinary tract. Urine only washes them away from the genitals. Males of non-primate mammals (except for cetaceans, apparently) perceive sex pheromones through their olfactory system [70].

Sex pheromones are species-specific. Everyone may see how they influence behavior of healthy adult males by watching reactions of tom-cats that are given to smell a valerian tincture. Valerian acid is the cat’s sex pheromone [56].

In primates, including human beings, “key stimuli” for males are represented by the sight of female genitals (the visual system also plays the leading role in sexual behavior of male birds). In the course of the following relationships between sexes forming of sexual orientation that is typical for a mature male takes place — this time on the basis of activating conditioned reflexes (of course, “suprabiological” factors also have a certain influence).

Primates and apparently all animals lack the “key stimuli” that would be peculiar to males and would cause an unconditioned reflex-type of sexual arousal in females. Female sexual orientation forms through a mechanism of conditioned reflexes basing on intraspecific social orientation which is formed according to laws of “initial socialization” [2,5].

The intensity of an organism’s reaction to “key stimuli” is determined by the level of androgens in the organism. When bioenergetic systems of the organism are exhausted due to tiredness, malnutrition or disease, the level of androgens and correspondingly the intensity of this reflex are decreasing.

But as we discovered in experiments on dogs, this reflex can be restored by means of pharmacological intervention with androgens and stimulators of the androgen generating system. Among these preparations are testosterone propionate, methyltestosterone, and eleutherococc2. The same regularity is observed in male humans.

Variability of the intensity of this reflex depending on the general condition of the male organism is one of the factors that nature uses for selecting for reproduction only healthy individuals who can be expected to produce a viable posterity.

 

Nervous and Endocrine Organization of Sexual Function

Nervous and endocrine systems take part in regulation of the reproductive function together. Sex hormones, produced by sex glands and the adrenal cortex, get distributed within the entire organism with the bloodstream and form an overall informational background for the regulation of various parts of the reproductive system, including various structures of the nervous system. So called “target organs” for each type of hormones contain special cells — “hormone receptors”, molecular structures of which form compounds with molecules of hormones. This mechanism is what hormones use in order to initiate various coincident processes in the neurous, glandular, and other tissues of the body.

In its turn, production of sex hormones is regulated by corresponding structures of the central nervous system, namely, the hypothalamo-hypophysial complex. In this complex hypothalamic structures regulate the activity of the “primary” endocrine gland of the organism — the hypophysis, which in its turn regulates, among other processes, the activity of sex glands and the adrenal cortex by means of its own hormones.

There are three major groups of sex hormones that sexual glands and the adrenal cortex produce: androgens (male hormones), estrogens, and progesterone (female hormones). Synthesis of sex hormones starts with transformation of cholesterol into progesterone, after that androgens are created from progesterone, then estrogens are produced from androgens. This succession of hormones’ transformation takes place in the organisms of both sexes, all three groups being present in the body tissues of representatives of each sex. But depending on sex, i.e. due to sex-specific biochemical and histological differences in the glands structure, those hormones that are peculiar to the sex of the organism get primarily accumulated and secreted into the bloodstream.

Numerous electrophysiological experiments on animals demonstrated that virtually all brain structures take part in providing the complex of sexual behavioral reactions. One can easily understand this if one imagines what a great amount of information from both outside and inside the organism gets into the central nervous system, where it is processed into the output in the form of commands to numerous structures of the body.

Communication between central nervous system and genitals is carried out through nervous pathways and by means of the endocrine system.

A certain role in the regulation of a sexual attraction in males is played by auxiliary sex glands — seminal vesicles, in particular. We are going to dwell on this issue a little more.

Seminal vesicles are paired glands of the male reproductive system that are aligned along the walls of the urinary bladder and connected through their canal with the deferent duct. The secretion of these glands takes part in the production of sperm. Its main component is apparently fructose that gets utilized by spermatozoids. The walls of seminal vesicles have a muscle fiber layer which indicates their ability to contract.

Back in the end of the 19th century experiments on frogs [68] demonstrated that artificial filling of seminal vesicles with liquid leads to dramatic increase of sexual drive. There is indirect evidence that these glands participate in the regulation of sexual drive of human beings in the similar manner [45]. However, it had been confirmed in experiments on neither humans, nor mammals.

In 1978 we attempted to clarify this issue in the course of experiments on chinchilla rabbits by implanting hard foreign objects into their seminal vesicles. According to our working assumption these objects were supposed to press against presumable baroreceptors that send impulses to the brain centers that regulate sexual drive of the rabbits, which in its turn would lead to increase of the latter.

The experiments involved measurement of the background sexual drive in 8 male rabbits for several days, as an indication of which we used the number of mounts per 30 minutes (we used female rabbits out of heat in order to exclude copulations, as well as to eliminate the stimulating influence of sex hormones and the factor of sexual activity of female rabbits).

Later on we implanted pieces of a PVC rod with the diameter of 2 millimeters and length of 10 millimeters into both seminal vesicles of the male rabbits. This was performed using thiopental (5 males) and ether-type (3 males) anesthesia.

The tests were resumed within 2 days of the surgeries. The results were evaluated by comparing the average number of mounts during the last three testing sessions before the surgeries with the average number of mounts during the first three post-surgery tests.

In order to identify possible influence of a) 2 day interval between the experiments and b) narcotization on the results of the tests we conducted the following check tests: five males which were not operated were given a 2-day testing interval, while we injected similar doses of thiopental sodium (40 mg per 1 kilogram of the body weight) into 3 other males who were also not operated. Besides that, we excised seminal vesicles in 5 other male rabbits.

As a result of implantation of alien objects into the seminal vesicles all male rabbits that underwent the surgery (except for one case of seminal vesicle wall perforation caused by the rod implantation in one of the animals — in which case the average number of mounts remained the same) demonstrated an increase of the average number of mounts 10.6, 10.3, 5.1, 1.8, 1.6 and 1.1 times respectively (4.7 times on average). Despite the fresh surgical sutures on the abdominal wall 6 out of 8 rabbits demonstrated an increase of the average number of mounts during the first postoperative test compared to three tests prior to the surgery. Four of them demonstrated more than a two-fold increase. All 8 males made the maximum number of mounts during one of the postoperative days.

The results of the check experiments were the following. After a 2-day interval the level of sexual drive in all 5 rabbits slightly decreased. Narcotization of test animals also did not lead to an increase of the number of mounts. Thus, the above listed results cannot be explained by the influence of these side factors. Ablation of the seminal vesicles in 5 rabbits resulted in an insignificant decrease of sexual drive in case of two of them (1.9 and 1.2 times), and the other three demonstrated a slight increase (4; 1.5 and 1.2 times).

The conducted research showed that irritation of baroreceptors located in the seminal vesicles leads to an increase of sexual drive in male rabbits, which is expressed in the increase of the number of mounts. Ordinarily such an impact on baroreceptors is made by secretion that is produced and accumulated by the seminal vesicles and which afterwards gets excreted during the ejaculation.

At first glance, this conclusion contradicts the results of the experiments on ablation of the seminal vesicles, since the significant decrease of sexual drive that was expected did not occur. Similar results were obtained earlier in the experiments on rats [75,93], which led us to conclude that the regularity observed in frogs is inapplicable to mammals. However, this seeming contradiction disappears if we remember that seminal vesicles represent only one of the several mechanisms of regulation of sexual attraction. These mechanisms can be divided into those, which: a) create a background sexual drive and b) perform its operational regulation.

Among the first ones are the impact of sex hormones discussed above, an activating influence of seminal vesicles that get filled with secretion, a possible inhibitory action of the prostate secret that gets into the bloodstream when there have been no ejaculations for a long time [35], as well as a stimulating or suppressing influence from the side of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.

Among other mechanisms of operational regulation of sexual drive are congenital or acquired reflexes.

This, of course, is not a complete list of factors that determine sexual behavior of a mature human being. Ethic and moral factors as well as many others play a huge role in this case. (It should be noted that all these factors are profoundly correlated).

The multifactor nature of sexual behavior regulation ensures a high flexibility of regulation of the entire reproductive system, including its ability to continue functioning even when some parts of the regulation mechanisms fail. Continuation of sexual activity for a long time after castration in some cases serves as the best illustration of the above said.

This also allows a therapist to take various “bypass routes” while treating sexual disorders. The most benefits can be derived from this approach if one uses the knowledge and practical methods, which will be discussed in the “Bioenergetic Aspects of Sex” chapter.

In the next chapters we will touch on several other aspects of regulation of the reproductive system.

 

Mechanisms of Inversion of Sexual Orientation

The most common type of inversion of sexual orientation is homosexuality. And this is what we are going to primarily discuss in this chapter. Mechanisms of other types of sexual perversions (about which you can read in the books that were cited above), which form on the conditioned reflex basis, will become clear as we proceed.

Mechanism of forming of a homosexual attraction has for more than a century been the problem that occupied the minds of numerous scientists. Yet, there has not appeared a theory that would provide a comprehensive explanation of this phenomenon until recently. A wide use of experiments on animals contributed to this breakthrough.

In the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries there appeared two opinions as to the origin of this disorder. A number of scientists [27,33,46,58,69] considered a congenital predisposition as the leading factor in forming of a homosexual orientation, since the first signs of the disorder were observed at a very early age. However, while this hypothesis did explain the passive form of male and the active form of female homosexuality3 as a “psychic hermaphroditism”, the origin of the active form of male homosexuality with preservation of both outer male features and the nature of sexual attraction (except its object) remained unclear. It is equally impossible to understand the nature of the passive form of female homosexuality when basing on this concept.

Later on other authors noticed that beginning stages of homosexuality and fetishism4, are very similar, whereas fetishism could not be acknowledged to belong to congenital-type disorders. They started to work out a new approach that would acknowledge the leading role of environment in development of these diseases [29-32,46,48,53-54]. This approach was based on the assumption that forming of a “pathological conditioned reflex” (per V.M.Bekhterev) takes place during one of the first sexual arousals: either towards the object or the action, on which the attention of the patient was concentrated at that moment. The scientist considered the period of adolescent intersexuality as the most dangerous in terms of possible development of sexual abnormalities.

However, this concept also failed to explain why only relatively few people develop this kind of sexual abnormalities, while all of them go through this “dangerous” stage of their development. For example, per Kinsey et al. [90], only 4% of men are exclusively homosexual all their lives (except bisexual ones), although 60% had homosexual experience at the adolescent age!

As further research showed, both approaches proved correct to a certain extent. We are going to discuss this below.

In order to explain the possibility of congenital homosexuality we need to look at the processes of differentiation and development of the reproductive system in embryogenesis.

Sex glands of both male and female fetuses develop from originally undifferentiated in terms of sex structures of an embryo — the embryonic gonads. Starting from approximately 6th week of embryonic period of human fetus’s life under influence of genetic information stored in the sex chromosomes a sex differentiation begins.

In a male fetus an internal part of the gonad starts developing, which later forms testicles, while in a female fetus it is a cortical part of the gonad which starts developing which later forms the ovaries. This differentiation process ends in general outline by the 7th week of the fetal life, after which interstitial cells of the male fetus’s sex glands begin producing androgens. Under influence of the androgens a differentiation of genitalia towards the male type starts. Starting from approximately 32nd week of pregnancy interstitial cells of a male fetus undergo a retroactive development, after which they remain in an atrophied state until the beginning of pubescence [44,55, and others].

A female fetus lacks androgens at this stage, and under these conditions the development by the female pattern takes place. A lack of androgens in a male fetus or their pathological presence in a female one (where they can get, for instance, from the organism of the mother) as well as a number of other outer negative influences can lead to the development of hermaphroditism.

But it was discovered that not only development of genitalia, but also differentiation of sex centers of the brain occurs under influence of sex hormones during another critical period that takes place some time after the first one.

The most suitable object for the experimental study of this phenomenon turned out to be rats, since the latter critical period in rats takes place during the first few days after birth and not during the prenatal stage, as it is the case with other animals and humans.

It was discovered that castration of male rats or injection of anti-androgens before the critical period begins leads to their demonstration upon reaching pubescence of sexual behavioral patterns of females and to cyclical production of gonadotropin (hormones of hypothesis that regulate the activity of sex glands according to the female pattern) [82-84,104]. And vice versa — injection of androgens (or of large doses of estrogen that apparently interfere with functioning of estrogen sensitive brain structures) to females during the critical period leads to manifestation of male-type sexual behavior and acyclic production of gonadotropins according to the male pattern [78,83,94].

It has been discovered that the center responsible for male-type sexual behavior is located in the medial preoptic area of hypothalamus, while the center responsible for manifestation of the female-type sexual behavior — in the arcuate/ventromedial complex of hypothalamic nuclei [76,79,82,92]. In genetic males, provided that develop naturally under influence of androgens that are produced by the testicles, activation and development of androgen-reactive structures of the male-type sexual behavior centers and inactivation of the centers that regulate female-type sexual behavior and cyclical activity of hypophysis take place. In genetic females, provided that androgens are not present during the critical period (this probably happens as a result of influence of estrogens that get into the fetus through placenta from a mother’s organism), development of only female sexual centers takes place.

By the way, Dörner et al. [82] showed that hormonal male homosexuality of experimental animals can be eliminated by means of destroying female sexual centers in the ventromedial hypothalamic nuclei, while Röder and Müller [101] obtained the same result in two homosexual men by means of similar surgery.

Thus it becomes clear how the female-type sexual behavior can form in genetic males and the male-type sexual behavior in genetic females, as a result of hormonal disbalance during a certain stage of embryogenesis. Such men and women can demonstrate various degrees of congenital physical or mental feminization or masculinization, respectively. The homosexual attraction formed in this way is not subject to the principle “all or nothing”, but is expressed to a higher or lower extent depending on the size of the injuring factor [81].

Dörner [78] points out the following possible pathogenic factors of this type of sexual inversions:

1) pathologic secretion of placental gonadotropins or sex hormones by placenta; 2) disruption of the fetal sex hormones synthesis; 3) altered sensitivity of fetal hypothalamic sexual centers of the to sex hormones, which may occur as a result of genetic derangements; 4) hormones production abnormalities in the organism of the mother; 5) injection of sex hormones to the mother’s body during pregnancy.

It is possible that in case of men this type of pathology can be a result of chromosome set disproportion, namely increase of X-chromosomes. In Klinefelter's syndrome (XXY) physical and mental feminization is frequently observed [73,98-99].

It was also shown that feminization of a male fetus occurs if certain teratogenic (causing fetal deformity) drugs, for example, reserpine [87-88] or chlorpromazine [89], get introduced into the organism of the mother during the mentioned critical period.

Such non-specific impacts on the fetus, as reduction of uteroplacental blood circulation during the same critical period [10-11].

Although the mechanism that we have just discussed is highly corroborated, it accounts for origination of only some cases of the passive form of male and the active form of female homosexuality. The men who demonstrated mental feminization features in their childhood: who wanted to become girls (or even felt themselves as girls) and played girl games with girls, later on shunned company of boys, liked to dress like girls, etc., — can most likely be classified to the same group, just as the women who have been demonstrating similar masculinization features since their childhood.

In order to illustrate another way of forming the pathology — based on a conditioned reflex — we conducted special studies on dogs.

Sixteen outbred male dogs were separated from their mothers within the first month of their lives and raised by two in cells with an area of 3 square meters (two males per one cell). The walls of the cells were made of non-transparent material to prevent a visual contact of the dogs with other animals.

After one year, i.e. after the dogs demonstrated reactions of sexual arousal in response to contact with sex pheromones, each male was brought together with a bitch in heat, and within several days of this — with the same bitch and the male dog, with whom he had been raised, at the same time. Each test lasted 30 minutes.

Behavior of three animals during the first contacts with a bitch demonstrated their inability to perform a mount. After feeling the smell of sex pheromones, these males would get sexually aroused, which nonetheless did not lead to copulation attempts, but to intensive playing around with the bitch. This kind of behavior persisted despite repeated injections of large doses of androgen (testosterone propionate) (6 ml of 5% solution a day for 6 days in a row). One of the males began to mount a bitch starting from only the seventh test, but his mounts were so few and lacking energy that he failed to perform a single copulation. Despite this fact he was quite energetically mounting the male dog with whom he had been raised when two of them were left together with the bitch.

Two other males started attempting to perform sexual contacts with a bitch only when two of them were brought to the bitch at the same time. That is to say that their sexual arousal was reaching the critical level only in response to inadequate visual signals.

The remaining 13 males manifested their sexual reactions towards a bitch and made their first copulation quite fast. But during consecutive meetings with the same bitch and a male, 9 of them also demonstrated sexual reactions towards the male. Three of them performed an insignificant number of mounts on the male compared to those on the female; two — 25-30% of the total number of mounts each; another two — approximately 60% each; and two males that had been raised together mounted strictly each other without paying any attention towards the bitch, with which both of them had had sexual contacts earlier.

It was also observed that homosexual manifestations took place only in those male pairs where at least one animal positively reacted to the mounts that another one performed on it (which we had never observed in case of male dogs that had been raised under regular circumstances). At that, the male who was the object of the mounts, obviously enjoyed what his partner was doing (the sacral region of the back is the dogs’ erogenous zone) and frequently had erection.

Thus, these experiments demonstrated the fact of homosexual attraction forming on the basis of conditioned reflex. Observations of the passive form of homosexual pattern on the basis of conditioned reflex are also of value.

This is an interesting fact that homosexual men are usually not attracted to women even after injection of androgens; the only exception is certain young men, who apparently are still at the stage of adolescent intersexuality [77,95,102].

Basing on examination of homosexual men in 1976 we [66] pointed at different origin of the active and the passive forms of the disease [67].

The observations of the homosexual patients that we conducted during the next several years allowed us to classify homosexual people not into two, but into three groups — by the mechanism of the disease origin:

1) Men with the passive and women with the active form of congenital homosexuality. Such men and women felt themselves respectively girls and boys since their childhood, they preferred to play games and wear clothes that typical to the opposite sex. Many men had congenital feminine while women — congenital masculine features. In sexual relationships the men felt themselves as women, while the women — as men. A high percentage of them have some kind of hereditary anomalies and report pregnancy pathologies or premature birth.

2) Men with the passive and women with the active form of acquired homosexuality. These patients do not have congenital homosexual mentality and perverted feminine or masculine features. Their attraction to the same sex forms on the basis of conditioned reflex during the period of adolescent intersexuality.

3) Men with the active and women with the passive form of acquired homosexuality. Such men look masculine and possess male-type sexuality. Correspondingly, the women possess feminine features and female type of sexual behavior. Their pathological attraction to the opposite sex forms also on the basis of conditioned reflex, usually at the juvenile age. Later on their homosexual attraction either a) transforms into regular but then reverts to homosexual as a result of mental traumas as a result of heterosexual contacts or impossibility of the latter for various reasons, or b) moves on to their adult life either totally displacing the regular-type sexual attraction or coexisting with it. A significant percentage of patients of this group report hereditary abnormalities, various serious somatic diseases in their childhood as well as pregnancy pathologies and premature birth. Such anamnesis points at influence of some injuring factor, which could impair the brain structures that regulate the congenital component of sexual orientation.

It follows from the above stated data that homosexuality represents a disease of polymorphic origin, which accounts for the difficulties that exist in its treatment. This is why there can be no universal method applicable to all those who wish to get cured of homosexuality; the specific treatment has to be chosen depending on the etiologic group that the patient belongs to. Apart from psychotherapeutic measures various medications can also be used.

In some cases of male homosexuality drugs (in combination with psychotherapy) can be used in order to induce or intensify the reaction to “key stimuli” of sexual behavior and thus to increase a regular-type sexual attraction.

In case of women who do not have heterosexual attraction as a result of disrupted differentiation of brain centers, a sygethin therapy, which proved to be effective for treating these problems in our experiments on animals [12], can be used.

It goes without saying that only those patients who insist on treatment should be subject to it. On the whole, they should realize that homosexuality should not be considered as an obstacle on the way to realization of the meaning of their lives. What is really important though — is that they should get a clear understanding of what it consists in. And having transcended this problem, without getting stuck with it, they should move further along the path to God.

It also makes sense to learn how to tell ethic principles that are part of the Teaching of God — and people’s morality that is constantly changing without being ethically pure in all cases. And this is not morality that we should follow but the Teaching of God [22] (although not without taking people’s opinions into consideration).

 

Nutrition and Reproductive Function

It is thought that meat-containing diet makes for increased male potency. In reality this diet just intensifies sexual drive, while negatively affecting qualitative characteristics of the reproductive function.

As a result of processing with digestive ferments food in the digestive tract gets disintegrated into components that represent neutral elements, light acids, and alkalis. Some of these substances get destroyed quickly and removed out of the organism, while the rest can make either oxidizing or alkalizing effect on the internal environment of the organism (blood, intercellular substance, etc.), shifting the acid-base balance in the corresponding direction. Depending on this quality all foodstuffs are generally classified as “acidic”, “alkaline” or “neutral”. The criterion by which different foodstuffs are classified to one of these groups is not their original pH, but pH of those substances into which they get transformed inside the organism.

If the oxidizing or alkalizing impact on the internal environment that a certain kind of food produces is insignificant and of short duration the acid-base equilibrium is easily restored by the so called “buffer systems”, which transform active acids or alkalis into other substances by means of special chemical reactions.

But if a person systematically eats a certain kind of food that dramatically shifts the acid-base balance (either to the acid or to the base side), the buffer systems fail to perform their functions in full. It is a prolonged shift of this equilibrium to the acid side that is the most dangerous, though. In order to ensure proper metabolism an alkalescent environment must be maintained in the body tissues.

Meat and fish products cause the strongest oxidization of the organism’s internal environment, while vegetables, fruits and milk contribute to maintaining its alkaline condition. Even sour-tasting fruit produce an alkaline reaction as a result, since the chemically unstable acids that they contain get quickly destroyed.

Why is oxidation caused by excessive use of meat and fish so dangerous? Among other reasons is that even a slight shift of the acid-base equilibrium towards the acid side leads to settling-out and formation of deposits of not readily soluble salts of uric acid that represents one of the end metabolic products of nucleoprotein (disintegration of other proteins produce highly soluble and harmless urea).

The main sources of nucleoproteins that get into the organism with food are, too, meat and fish products. Thus, they increase concentration of uric acid salts inside the body and at the same time prevent the organism from disposing of them. Under such conditions uric acid salts get deposited on the blood vessels’ walls, in the muscular, cartilaginous, and other tissues.

Everyone heard about joint pain that occurs in case of gout. But gout is usually a result of excessive consumption of meat and fish products. And inflammations in joints take place when gout has been progressing for a long time. Its earlier symptoms are caused by forming of uric acid salts’ deposits on the walls of brain blood vessels. This leads to a narrowing of the vessels’ lumina, a deterioration of their walls’ elasticity, and — as a result — to a disruption of blood supply to the brain. Outer symptoms of this are impairment of memory, sleep disturbance, headaches, and irritability. As a result a chronic discomfort mental state develops that in its turn causes protracted emotional stresses. Sexual function collapses in this case.

If a person wants to get rid of this state he may start with switching to alkalizing “cruelty-free” diet (i.e. the one which excludes meat and fish products). This kind of diet is “pure” from physiological, bioenergetic, and ethic standpoints5. Milk and eggs contain a complete set of amino acids required by the human organism.

There are two sections of vegetative nervous system in the human organism: sympathetic and parasympathetic. These sections somewhat confront each other (have reciprocal relationships). The sympathetic section dominates supervision of the organism in stress situations, i.e. when there is a necessity to defend itself or to attack, as well as in the states of anxiety, hunger, etc. As opposed to this, the parasympathetic section prevails while the organism is at rest and relaxed.

The reproductive function is regulated by both these sections. Male’s erection ability is regulated by parasympathetic nervous structures, while the process of ejaculation — by the sympathetic ones. Predominant excitation of the parasympathetic section is favorable for erection, while that of the sympathetic one — for slackening of erection and coming of ejaculation.

This is why the state of inner peace, as well as that of satiety represents the best conditions for the reproductive system’s functioning. But emotional stress, hunger, etc. cause deterioration of physiological characteristics of the reproductive function.

As it was showed above, what gets activated in case of gout is the sympathetic section of the nervous system while the parasympathetic one gets inhibited.

All this relates not only to men but also to women. Many women have difficulties reaching orgasm due to their being in a chronic state of stress. One of their typical features is the inability to get into the proper mood and concentrate on sexual feelings during a sexual intercourse.

It is also interesting that people who do not eat meat and fish, as special fundamental research has shown [71], demonstrate 2-3 times lower fatigability during physical work. Among followers of the “cruelty-free” diet there are many outstanding athletes, including Olympic champions in Marathon. Research study of people engaged in hard physical work (rikshas) showed that, sticking to “cruelty-free” diet, they managed to perform a tremendous amount of work, running with load more than 40 kilometers per day in the heat. But they would lose this ability when meat food was included in their ration.

The type of nutrition also greatly influences bioenergetic status of a person, namely, the level of coarseness-subtlety of his bioenergies, emotions, and consciousness. One cannot reach the heights of spiritual self-perfection unless one stops eating dead bodies of animals, among other reasons being the fact that they contain the coarsest bioenergies that remain in the body of the man who has eaten the tissues of a dead body.

As to emotions (and for a spiritually advanced person it is the emotional, not physical, component that is the most valuable in sexual relationships), one can say with certainty that only those who attained significant success in spiritual purification and bioenergetic refinement are really able to know the beauty of the sexual aspect of love.

Perhaps it would make sense to remember this precept from the New testament: “It is good not to at meat or drink wine or do anything that makes your brother or sister stumble” (Romans 14:21).

Caffeine-containing products (coffee, tea, etc.), if consumed frequently, also negatively affect the reproductive function, since caffeine stimulates mostly the sympathetic section of the nervous system.

 

Erogenous Zones

Erogenous zones may be genital and non-genital [41,50,65,69, and other]. Female body has a greater variety of erogenous zones, compared to male one. In the context of this book it is important to examine this issue in conjunction with problems of sexual psychology.

One may often get to hear from men who consider themselves “experienced” that “women are all alike”. But in reality, only a primitive egocentric person could say a thing like this. The truth is that it is hard to find two women who would be similar from the sexual standpoint. But only that person has a chance to get to know this who seeks not pleasures for himself in his sexual relationships, but an opportunity to please his female partner, to make her happy and full of harmony.

Women are not alike in terms of forms of petting that are adequate for them.

They also are not alike in terms of the kind of a sexual intercourse that can provide the most intense pleasure and satisfaction for them. And this depends on which genital erogenous zone prevails in the particular woman’s case.

For example, in some women clitoris is the most sensitive erogenous zone, which makes them unable to attain satisfaction as a result of sexual intercourse performed in that “original”, vulgar form that is typical to men who just begin their sex life. But it is possible to reach a high level of harmony with such women if during the sexual contact (in various forms) one makes light transversal strokes of the clitoris by hand.

Other women have a pronounced erectile tissue and an erogenous front vaginal wall under the pubic bone — for such women only quite specific methods of sexual interaction will be adequate.

Also, one can distinguish several groups of women whose predominant genital erogenous zones are either the deepmost part of vagina, or cervix of the uterus, or middle part of the front wall of the vagina, or its opening, or all of its walls.

There is also a great variety of non-genital erogenous zones, such as breasts, skin of the face, the back, the buttocks, the earlobes, and so on. Some women are able to reach orgasm just as a result of a prolonged and tender touching, for example, of their nipples. Still others can totally lack any increased sensitivity of these parts of the body.

Sometimes there are deviations of erogeneity of certain zones — in these cases touching them makes a woman feel uncomfortable or it may even hurt. For example, I knew one woman whose vagina was so overly sensitive that it would hurt whenever any part of it was touched, although gynecologists had never found any inflammatory processes in this area. In case of another woman any contact with the vaginal walls produced unbearable tickling sensations… At the same time she had an extremely erogenous clitoris.

The functioning of the “lubrication” glands that make the vagina ready for sexual intercourse also varies in different women. In some cases these glands work very intensively. But there are women whose vagina remains dry after a very prolonged foreplay or even after the orgasms that resulted from a contact with extravaginal erogenous zones. In cases like these a harmonious sexual intercourse will be possible only if some water-based lubricant is used.

The task of a man is to study his female partner and to fill her with harmony. And only then the harmony for both will be possible.

Learning to seek joy, harmony, and bliss for a partner — this is an opportunity for spiritual self-perfection through sexual aspect of love.

But any kind of indulgence of one’s egotism, let alone intentional cultivation of it, is a path towards spiritual degradation.

No one possesses knowledge about the opposite sex’s sexual psychology from the birth.

A man does not originally know, that, for example, he can make a woman want to have sexual relationships with him not by verbal suggestions, demonstration of his masculine features and especially not by violence, but only by being kind to her, by tenderness and fondling.

He also does not know at first that a dynamical beginning of a sexual intercourse is usually unpleasant for a woman and that the true harmony can be attained during a prolonged variant of copulation6.

He also does not know that when a woman agrees to a sexual contact she tends to totally trust her male friend and that it is primarily he — the man — who must take care of prevention of an unwanted pregnancy in this situation7.

And he surely does not know how different women are from the sexual standpoint.

But a woman does not know that an inexperienced man does not and cannot know all this.

Studying psychological features of the opposite sex in an altruistic sex life a person gets closer to the possibility of realization of one of the fundamental precepts of Jesus Christ that a man and a woman must become one (Gospel of Thomas, 27; see [61]). What does this mean?

This means that on the way to Perfection everyone, regardless of their sex, has to develop all best features of each sex. Since Universal God, although people call Him God-the-Father, — in reality does not possess a sex. And in order to fulfill the precept of Jesus Christ about striving for attainment of Divine Perfection (Matt. 5:48) men should cultivate softness, tenderness, and caring attention, ability to forgive and to wait which are typical of the best women. Women should develop a wise leadership abilities, an aspiration to explore the unknown, become energetic and purposeful.

The best qualities of one’s own sex must, of course, be also brought to perfection, while all the bad must be eliminated.

The main component of the spiritual path is ethic self-perfection. This is why we should learn to develop ethic purity in whatever we do, including mastering the sexual aspect of Love (see also [14,25]).

 

Bioenergetic Aspects of Sex

Now let us discuss another important mechanism of regulation of the reproductive function — a bioenergetic one.

A significant part of an organism’s activity takes place on the bioenergetic plane [16,18,21,24,63]. On this plane there are special organs and pathways. These organs are represented by chakras, while the pathways — by meridians.

Knowledge about these structures have been used in the art of psychic self-regulation of Oriental countries since ancient times. But it is in our country that they got combined with modern scientific conceptions of multidimensional human organism and a comprehensive teaching about chakras and meridians as reflexogenic zones of emotional-volitional sphere of a man was created [14-25].

Mastering techniques of working with these zones equips one with radical methods of psychic self-regulation that allow one to transform oneself from a sick, dismal, constantly irritated individual — into a healthy, cheerful, and sociable person just within months.

Another function of chakras consists in accumulation and transformation of free (i.e. not involved in biochemical ties) bioenergies within the organism.

Chakras are located as follows:

Sahasrara — a chakra that has a form of a lying disk and is located under the parietal bone. Its diameter is about 12 centimeters, its height is about 5 centimeters (the sizes of developed chakras are given); It corresponds with the region of the forebrain hemispheres.

Ajna — a large chakra that is located in the middle of the head and is coincident with the central sections of the brain;

Vishudha — a chakra located in the lower half of the neck that occupies the space from the spine to the thyroid inclusive;

Anahata — a chakra of the chest. A well-developed anahata occupies the most part of the thorax.

Manipura — a chakra of the upper part of the abdomen;

Svadhisthana — a chakra of the lower part of the abdomen;

Muladhara — a chakra, located in the lower part of the pelvis between the coccyx and the pubic bone.

The level of development of individual chakras corresponds with psychological features of a specific person. So, when the following chakras are developed:

Sahasrara — the person has a pronounced strategic thinking ability, i.e. an ability to see the “big picture”, to comprehend the whole situation as if “from above”, which allows him to be a broad-thinking manager;

Ajna — the person possesses a “tactical thinking” ability, which allows him to successfully deal with “particular” problems in science, business, family life, etc.;

Vishudha — the ability for aesthetical perception is observed; good painters, musicians, and other artists are people with well-developed vishudha;

Anahata — the person possesses an ability to love emotionally (to love not “from the mind”, but “from the heart”);

Manipura — the ability to act energetically (but in people who do not work on ethic self-perfection it is often accompanied with a disposition towards dominance of negative emotions like irritation and anger);

Svadhisthana — the person possesses a well pronounced reproductive function;

Muladhara — an ability to maintain psychological stability in various situations is observed.

Every one of us had an opportunity to experience specific manifestations of their chakras’ activity.

Thus, for example, when we are mentally tired we feel heaviness in the ajna or sahasrara region.

But something harmonious sometimes “takes our breath away”, which is a manifestation of vishudha. But in an opposite situation one may feel a “lump in one’s throat” — this is a reaction of the same chakra to the disharmony of the situation (for example, feeling hurt because of injustice of other people or of one’s own mistake that resulted in an “I-don’t-know-what-to-do” kind of emotional state).

Yes, our emotions get generated not in the brain at all, but on a bioenergetic plane — in the chakras. Those who can control their chakras understand this very well; they can in particular create and study their emotions, so to say, “in their pure form”, as energetic formations, as if “from aside”. The results of electrophysical studies that show that brain structures participate in emotional reactions reflect just a secondary link in the chain of realization of emotional states.

Anahata manifests itself at the moments when we experience unselfish love. But there are people who radiate love from their spiritual hearts all the time — at all surrounding people and in every situation. They are said to have a “big heart”. This is what we should strive to become.

Manipura can usually be perceived only when one experiences negative emotions, creating that nasty “sinking” sensation in the pit of one’s stomach or even a feeling of unpleasant energies swirling and bubbling inside it.

Dissatisfied sexual arousal gives one an opportunity to feel svadhisthana very clearly. These unpleasant sensations in the lower part of the stomach and corresponding segment of the spine (although this is not observed in all people) — are a result of overfilling of the chakra with a special sort of bioenergy — udana, which was supposed to flow out of svadhisthana and cause orgasm8.

Under normal conditions udana that has flown out during an orgasm gets into the organism of the partner. If the partner does not get his “due” portion of udana after the sexual intercourse he or she may feel tired or exhausted. This is why, harmony in sexual relationships can be achieved, as a rule, only provided that both partners have an orgasm at the same time.

Excess of udana (one’s own or received from a partner) gets transformed (sublimated) into energy of other chakras (provided that chakras and corresponding pathways — meridians — are developed and function well). Unutilized udana is accumulated in the muladhara chakra.

Depending on which chakra dominates all people can be divided into corresponding psychological types9.

Each chakra is responsible for supply of free bioenergies to organs that are located within the corresponding segment of the body. Many diseases of various organs develop because corresponding chakras are contaminated. Special exercises with chakras allow one to cure the respective organs.

Chakras are intercommunicated through a series of meridians:

Sushumna — this is a wide meridian that runs from the coccyx up the spine and through medulla oblongata to sahasrara. Sushumna conducts a wide range of bioenergies.

Vajrini — this canal is located within sushumna and is narrower. It delivers udana from svadhisthana to other chakras.

Chitrini — is a meridian that runs behind sushumna along the spinous processes of vertebras and in the skin behind them. In the head this meridian runs through the scull along and inside occipital bones to sahasrara. Chitrini conducts one of the subtlest kinds of bioenergies in the organism.

Along the front part of the body runs a very important meridian that is called zhen-mo (in Chinese) — or front canal. It begins from the upper occipital part of the head, where chitrini ends. Then it forks into two branches that turn round sahasrara and join in the forehead area to split into several small canals that run down the face and join again in the vishudha region. Its another large branch crosses through the brain, reaches the chin coming through the palate and joins the other branches at the front side of the neck. After that the canal runs down the front side of the trunk as a wide ribbon (8-10 centimeters wide), running through hypodermic cellular tissue. Below it crosses the pubic bone and heads through perineum towards the spinal meridians.

The topography and condition of all bioenergetic structures of the organism, including chakras and meridians can be determined by means of clairvoyance that may be developed through systematic Raja yoga practice [21].

Special exercises allow one to connect the spinal meridians and the front canal into one ring; this energetic circle is called the “microcosmic orbit”. Exercises with the “microcosmic orbit” give a unique positive emotional effect [21].

Let us touch on the issue of bioenergetic transformations that take place in the human organism.

Energy gets into a human organism mainly from food. After that it undergoes a series of transformations.

Initially all free energy that has been derived as a result of processing food in the digestive tract gets accumulated in the manipura chakra. Its quality depends on the type of foodstuffs that we eat. The coarsest type of energy is derived from a “killed” food, while the subtlest — from fruits, berries, vegetables, and grains. After that manipuric energy (samana, in Sanskrit) has to be refined before it can be used for various needs of the organism most effectively. Of course, this can be performed provided that bioenergetic structures that take part in this process are developed and function properly.

The first stage of the refining process takes place when samana gets transformed into udana. The second stage is performed by means of doing a special exercise — circulation of energy around the “microcosmic orbit”. During this stage the energy of the two lower chakras (muladhara and svadhisthana) gets raised up through the spinal meridians, “thrown over” the head, and brought down through the front canal. When going down the front canal the energy gets transformed, which everyone who has mastered this exercise can perceive. The front canal represents a some sort of an energy transformer. As a result the practician discovers an absolutely new world of the subtlest positive emotions, which are very important to master, in particular, in sexual contacts.

Developed chakras are also combined by the wide middle meridian which runs vertically trough the center of the body.

On a primitive level sexual communication of people is reduced to mechanical irritation of erogenous zones. But in case of spiritually advanced people sex is much more about subtle positive emotions. This corresponds with the very purpose of this kind of communication that they set for themselves — not reaching own orgasm as soon as possible, but giving the partner as much tenderness as possible and attainment of a high harmony between merging souls.

During a sexual intercourse an intensive energy exchange takes place between partners, and it is not only udana that they exchange. Activation of bioenergetic systems, cleansing of chakras and meridians can be performed. Those who attained an ability to see bioenergies can watch them flowing and control the energy streams.

One can heal one’s partner through a sexual contact.

But in other cases a serious damage of the bioenergetic system may be incurred, which can cause a disease. This may happen as a result of sexual contact with a drunk, sick or bioenergetically coarser person.

The latter is especially important for people who walk the spiritual Path: a spouse who does not go to God together with you, who does not work on refinement of his or her emotions and consciousness — will be a drag on your spiritual advancement. And if you do not change the situation radically — this will be considered as a sin of non-fulfillment of the main destination of any person — having to develop spiritually to the best of his ability. Jesus Christ told regarding situation like this that those who — for the sake of fulfillment of His Teaching — renounce earthly attachments to their unworthy spouses and go towards attainment of the main Purpose of their lives — to God — will receive a hundredfold, including blessings in the life to come (Matt. 19:29, Mark 10:29-30).

 

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Sexual emotions, as any other kind of emotions, — are phenomena of energetic field nature and exist not only inside our bodies, but also get emanated beyond them causing resonance in some other people. And the latter — consciously or not — may get attuned to this kind of fields.

Various characteristics of sexual emotions such as primitive lust — or tender giving, coarseness — or refinement, arrogant contempt — or gratitude, also get transmitted.

But the most intensive influences in the sexual sphere, of course, take place during an immediate sexual contact.

In particular, it is from this perspective that a problem of partners’ bioenergetic compatibility should be viewed.

A result of compatibility can be a high harmony in relationships.

Incompatibility may lead in some cases to heavy depressions and even to the development of aversion to the partner. The perspective of future sexual contacts with the partner can become terrifying.

Another nuance is that short duration of coitus due to quick ejaculation may well not be a man’s fault, but a result of coarseness of the svadhisthanic energy of a woman. Namely, if her udana is much coarser than the svadhisthanic energy of the particular man — then his sexual contacts with this woman will be very brief, although with other women he will be able to have arbitrary long sexual contacts.

 

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From a bioenergetic perspective, in order for the reproductive system to function properly not only has a person to possess overall bioenergetic purity and refinement, but also the bioenergetic structures of his organism that we discussed above have to be developed and well-functioning. Among them are:

Ajna — concentration in ajna during a sexual intercourse is similar by its effect on the reproductive system to activation of the sympathetic section of the nervous system. This reduces male potency (weak erection, shortening of the coitus) and also negatively affects a woman (inability to relax mentally, domination of irrelevant thoughts, etc.). If one partner concentrates in ajna it does not allow the other one to establish in subtle emotional states during the sexual intercourse. In a case like this harmony is impossible to attain.

Attaining the ability to shift concentration of consciousness from ajna to anahata and other chakras [16,18,21,24] allows one to get rid of being slaved to negative emotions. This also helps one stop the “internal dialogue” to which a great number of people are subjugated.

If there are bioenergetic contaminations in ajna which a clairvoyant may see as dark spots shifting concentration from it to another chakra often turns out to be very difficult to do, while keeping it somewhere outside ajna in this case is impossible. This is why it is very important to maintain this chakra in cleansed condition.

Anahata — constant being with concentration of consciousness in anahata as a background state is a significant spiritual achievement by itself. While during a sexual intercourse this is absolutely necessary. Merging energies of two anahatas produces incredible emotional effect.

Manipura — domination of negative emotional states that is supported by energetic state of manipura is accompanied by excitation of the sympathetic section of the nervous system, which is incompatible with harmonious sexual relationships. Proper bioenergetic system control training allow one to get rid of states like this.

Svadhisthana — this is a leading chakra of the whole reproductive system. Sufficient energy potential in this chakra is a prerequisite for manifestation of sexual emotions and reaching orgasm by both men and women, as well as for erection.

It is infantility of svadhisthana that accounts for lack of orgasms (when everything else makes for it) in case of women who just started their sex life; positive sexual experience afterwards leads to “maturing” of the chakra.

Distribution of concentration of consciousness between anahata and svadhisthana results in full manifestation of partners sexuality during the intercourse.

Muladhara — reserve bioenergetic potential in muladhara ensures stable realization of reproductive function, since muladharic energy replenishes svadhisthana in case of its exhaustion.

Vajrini — this is the meridian which channels udana from svadhisthana. Cleansing and development of vajrini allows women who suffer from anorgasmia accompanied by painful sensations to get rid of these symptoms by letting excess energy flow out freely of the chakra. Vajrini is usually cleansed by means of special methods along with sushumna.

Chitrini — concentration of consciousness in this meridian allows a person to attain extremely subtle emotional states, so valuable during a sexual intercourse.

The front canal — concentration in it of both partners leads to their experiencing an intense tenderness.

The ways one can master all these methods was described in my other books.

We will also add that winter swimming in ice-cold water can contribute to curing of many chronic diseases of the reproductive function. This methods was covered in the following works [18,20-21,23-24,40,42,72].

 

Sexuality and Ethics

Let us start with examining a problem of weakening of the reproductive function. We need to realize that this is an indication that not everything is alright in the organism. One may stimulate one’s malfunctioning reproductive system by drugs but this is not a reliable method. The drugs’ action ends but the problem remains — as long as its cause is not eliminated.

There exist two general approaches to treatment of diseases: the first one is to “smooth away” their outer manifestations (symptoms) by taking various medications, visiting psychotherapists, healers, etc., while the second consists in eliminating the causes of the disease.

Any disease must be viewed as a consequence of our ethic mistakes, i.e. those we make in interactions with other living beings — with plants, animals, people, and God, as well as of our neglecting the necessity to constantly progress spiritually and indulging in our weaknesses. And another thing that we need to remember is that in this field only those results will be solid that are achieved by one’s own efforts, not someone else’s. True help in this would be rendered to you not by those who will do something for you, but by those who will prompt you on the direction of your own efforts.

It is thanks to one’s own efforts that one can achieve a realization of one’s latent potential in terms of psychic self-regulation. By using psychic self-regulation methods one can gain precise control over one’s emotions, develop strong will, get rid of a great variety of diseases [14,16,18,20-21,23-25], and get an absolute control over of one’s reproductive system.

Sexual relations are legitimate. Perverted religious morality that once declared them low, shameful, and unclean must not be accepted by modern people. As long ago as in the 1st century in the apocryphal Gospel of Mary Magdalene an attempt was made to destroy this doctrine and to praise sexual love — as one of the legitimate aspects of Love. It gives one an opportunity to learn how to give oneself to another and to correctly — from the spiritual standpoint! — develop one’s emotional sphere.

According to the definition of the World Health Organization as of 1977 sexual relationships enrich people, improve their communication skills and increase their ability to love.

This has even been acknowledged by Russian Orthodox Church10.

However declaring sexual relationships legitimate and not shameful is not tantamount to propagating casual sex. It does not make any sense to repeat well-known things about sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, etc. Recalling what we have said about bioenergetic aspects of sexual relationships would be enough to demonstrate the inexpediency of casual sex. Cultivation of the reasonable abstinence is also necessary for development of control over the sexual urge — for the sake of a personal spiritual progress.

Talking about sex from the religious self-perfection perspective, I think it would be appropriate to quote two fragments from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene11:

12. …I asked Him, “Teacher, how can a sinful one as I am be compared to Apostles?”

13. He answered me, “What is sinful in this world is righteous in My Father’s Kingdom”.

20. They caught me and wanted to stone me. I, sinful, loved one man who was married and had three children. Relatives of his wife brought me to the square and began to shout in a loud voice, “Let us kill the adulteress! She desecrated the Law!”

21. Then came the Christ and told them, “Let him, who is without a sin, throw the first stone!” And Son of Man made the crowd disperse.

22. Then He approached me and kneeled before me.

23. …I was burning with shame and fear. The sublime was taking place in my soul. I fell on the ground and cried. He stroked my hair and told:

24. “My dear sister, find strength to listen to me. Much evil exists on this Earth, much lies has been said by the evil one. Forget hat you are a sinner and tell Me whether you heart lives when you love?”

25. It does, Lord! When I do not love it is dead”.

26 “Then love, heavenly sister, and do not sin anymore, thinking that you are a sinner”.

 

These words are in a total conformity with the essence of the Teaching of Jesus Christ, which consists in the following:

In order to learn to love God one has to possess a developed ability to love emotionally. And this ability can be gained through development of corresponding bioenergetic structures, which are organs of emotional love, in essence. Among these structures the major role is played by anahata.

Development of a set of structures of the organism responsible for emotional love — the so called “emotional center” [103] — can be achieved by both a natural (exoteric) way (development of ethically correct attitude towards all people and each specific person, as well as towards all living beings — in all aspects of life including sexual relationships), and by means of special (esoteric) methods of working with the discussed structures directly.

And only if we have developed the “emotional center” we are able to direct our love also to God — not only with our minds but also with our hearts. Since emotional love is the mechanism that connects one person with another, which connects a man with God.

The Teaching of Jesus Christ contains many instructions on how a man can learn to love emotionally using exoteric methods. Let us look at the following precepts from the New Testament:

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another… By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another” (John 13:34-35).

“I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another” (john 15:17). “…Love one another with mutual affection…” (Romans 12:10). “Great one another with a holy kiss” (2 Cor. 13:12).

“Above all, maintain constant love one to another, for love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).

“Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars” (1 John 4:20).

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God…” (1 John 4:7).

“God is Love, and those who abide in Love abide in God, and God abides in them” (1 John 4:16).

 

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Emotional love has multiple aspects. It may be manifested as admiration, respect, devotion, affection, care, compassion, gratitude, feeling of oneness with the object of one’s love, sexually colored tenderness, willingness to self-sacrifice, and so on. We must master all these aspects of love on the way to our self-perfection.

But we do not have to love each person with all aspects of love.

 

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So, saying that sexual relationships can play an important role in the spiritual advancement of a person we will attempt to answer the following question: are those followers of various religions who practice celibacy right?

Yes, they are, too.

There are many people for whom egotistic sex is the most important thing. Lust is their most distinct feature. It determines their whole lifestyle. Often it is accompanied by rude violence in sexual relationships, ignoring interests of the partner and bioenergetic vampirism. For them it would be appropriate to learn to get their primitive passions under control.

The cause of one’s bioenergetic vampirism is a perverted kind of love: love to oneself, seeking to receive something from one’s partner, as opposed to striving to give them one’s love. In most cases our emotions serve as a mechanism that brings bioenergies into motion. We may either fill other people with invigorating bioenergy or suck it away from them.

If we posses a developed ability to love correctly (as a giving of oneself) — we have an opportunity to reach a very high level of harmony in relationships with the same kind of people as we are12.

But we also may turn living with other people into a nightmare (both for them and for ourselves) if we start to want something from them, adopting a consumeristic attitude. If we do, then those whom we want something from start feeling exhausted and develop an intensive desire to avoid contacts with us. One may say that wanting love from another is the best way to destroy loving relationships.

In conjunction with what we have just said let us think about another perverted kind of love — jealousy.

 

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“Three are the gateways of this hell leading to the ruin of the self: lust, wrath, and greed. Therefore let man renounce these three.

The man who has escaped these three gates of darkness practices what is good for himself and thus attains the Supreme Goal” (The Bhagavad Gita, 16:21-22).

Therefore, those who possess an uncontrolled or egotistic sexual drive are absolutely right when they attempt to suppress it — for the sake of attainment of Perfection — by means of strict celibacy or other self-restraints.

But also right are those who, not having the mentioned defects of love, use sexual relationships as a school for further spiritual advancement.

The whole essence of spiritual development of a person comes to only one thing: to learn a perfect love to everyone and Everything [16,22,24]. On this Path — at different stages of it — different methods should be used, that sometimes appear to be opposite.

By the way, Krishna Who said the words that we cited from the Bhagavad Gita had wives and children.

And let us remember that sexual relationships will play a positive role for us only if we have a correct attitude towards them. The main goal that we should have in this respect is: to learn to never want anything from anyone.

 

Virginity and Marriage

A hymen that shields a vagina opening serves as an important protection against various impurity and infections; it does not, of course, have any “religious” meaning. Such protection is especially important in the childhood, since chemical environment inside vagina until puberty is alkaline (as it is also during menstruations at an elder age) and a much greater variety of pathogenic microorganisms are likely to prosper and multiply in an alkaline environment as opposed to an acid one. Healthy women have an acid intravaginal environment (when they are out of menstruations).

A rupture of hymen occurs usually during the first sexual intercourse. This is quite a painful procedure.

Common ethics requires from a man to minimize this pain. During defloration (a hymen rupture) a man has to enter a vagina only once — and to get out right away; subsequent genital contacts are not allowed until the wound gets healed, which happens in a few days.

One should understand that when defloration is performed in this manner painful sensations are minimal, while a prolonged sexual contact in this situation could make them extraordinary acute or even lead to death of the girl.

A girl who is about to undergo a defloration must inform her partner about it and, perhaps, even to provide him with some instructions.

But a lack of care from the side of a man in this situation would point at such a great level of his ethic immaturity that I would not recommend maintaining any further relationship with him, let alone marrying him.

In perverted religious traditions, as we all know, there may exist a requirement for women to enter into a marriage while still being a virgin. This implies that two people must get married “blindly”: without having studied each other first as to their sexual compatibility or the ability to live together. But spiritually advanced people cannot share this opinion.

It is important to understand that a person can hardly find a sexual harmony with any partner. But without it a happy family life is hardly possible. Especially if we recall that some people — both men and women — are absolutely sexually unfit. We also must not forget about such factors of sexual incompatibility as anatomic genital variations, physiological disabilities of some men and women, as well as bioenergetic incompatibility [24].

 

With Whom?

Without getting to know sexual harmony a person is unlikely to evolve in the correct direction, let alone to create a happy family.

Therefore, as a rule, in order to become a stable and harmonious married couple both partners have to obtain some prior sexual experience — of course, taking all necessary safety measures against sexually transmitted diseases and regarding contraception (prevention of unwanted pregnancy). Gaining this kind of experience per se must not be considered as a “sin” (see [16,18,21-22] for detailed account of what is not allowed in sexual relationships in the face of God).

Let sex not turn into a mere amusement, a means of satisfaction of one’s lust (egotistic sexual passion). But it is ethically “legitimate” if used as a way of expressing and giving one’s love in search of mutual harmony.

But it makes sense to give one’s love sexually only to adequate partners13. But how can one get to know who is adequate beforehand?

For this it would be very helpful if one got to understand the philosophy of our existence on Earth, in particular to know the meaning of our lives and laws of the evolution of Consciousness. (Information about this is can be found in books [15-25]).

Those who will have read these books will understand that people differ by their evolutionary age. And this determines a spiritual potential of every person. Knowing one’s position on the “ladder” of spiritual ascent as well as those of other specific people will allow one to better determine: whom one can help and from whom one can learn.

Of course, when I say “learn”, I do not mean sex anymore. Since as we evolve we learn almost everything from one another. And if we do not just seek a transient enjoyment in our sexual relationships but attempt to establish stable and serious contacts — this allows us to get to know other people’s experience, share our experience with others, as well as to add something to our own.

 

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One of my female acquaintances — a physicist with a university degree — told me, “I have had — at different times — many men. And I am grateful to each of them for what I learned from them”.

I liked these words of her.

Her next man, though, turned out to be an experienced drug addict who thought of his spiritual Path as of being closely connected with using drugs. And she started to learn from him… I never saw her again since…

I do not recommend that anyone follow her example in the latter situation.

However, this would not have happened to her if she had known the meaning of her life and been familiar with methodology of spiritual self-perfection.

 

Gunas and Sex

“Gunas” is the term that denotes sets of qualities, primarily, of human souls. There are three gunas (although there are states “above the gunas” — i.e. Divine states [22]).

Tamas guna — is ignorance, rudeness, violence, and malice.

Rajas guna — is a purer, still intense passionate state.

Sattva guna — comprises purity, peace, clear understanding, and harmony.

If a representative of the tamas guna disincarnates without having changed his status — his abode will inevitably be hell. But representatives of the sattva guna will live in paradise. People of rajas guna may find themselves in the intermediate states. (For more detail see [17-19,21-24]). Therefore it is in everyone’s interests to strive for sattva (and then further). For this on needs to learn methods of changing oneself.

In the context of this book we can discuss manifestations of sexuality, pertaining to representatives of each guna.

Tamasic sexuality is rude, primitive, and absolutely egotistic.

Rajastic one — still has some traces of egotism, and is passionate.

Sattvic sexuality is tender, caring, non-obtrusive, and harmonious.

From spiritual standpoint only the latter has any significance. With its help one can establish in sattva and help others in it.

The fact is that sattva is pertinent to more women then men. Men who aspire towards acquiring sattvic qualities have to additionally work on self-transformation, taking sattvic women as models.

We have already mentioned that hormones of the female body make for development of sattvic state (although far from all women use this opportunity).

Now we will add that even anatomical structure of a healthy female body is a perfect model for attunement for men that allows them to refine their emotions.

Why, for instance, female breasts attract men so much? Because one of their primary qualities is tenderness.

The same qualities are pertinent to skin and the whole image of sattvic women.

Let women realize their natural purpose of spiritually helping men who are worthy of such help! And let men love their female assistants who are worthy of this tenderly and with care!

 

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There is an interesting observation: mammary glands of all mammals except for humans swell and become apparent only for a period of lactation. But mammary glands of women are “swollen” all the time starting from the time they reach a puberty age!

Why is that so? Why do women who are not breast-feeding have to wear this load on their bodies? What was the Creator’s purpose when He introduced this information into human genes?

Well, His plan was exactly what we are talking about right now.

When a woman accepts petting of man’s hands and lips on her breasts — fire of love kindles in her anahata chakra which is directly connected to her mammary glands with a large energy canals. Her spiritual heart grows as a result! What also grows is her spiritual potential that she can fully realize by redirecting her burning love to God afterwards.

And a man who is fondling his beloved voluntarily or not attunes to her refined love and becomes like her.

All people who love each other tenderly experience this. But if we do not understand a highest importance of these sublime states for our spiritual growth, for our ability to approach God and directly cognize Him, we can easily lose them, forget about them afterwards!

This is why it is very important to have comprehensive knowledge about God, principles of the Evolution of Consciousness and regularities of spiritual growth. It is only provided that we love consciously that sexual love will be able to help us accelerate the evolution of our souls. We share this knowledge with all people in our books [15-25].

 

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This is what Jesus Christ taught the men that were listening to Him:

“… I say unto you, after God your best thoughts should belong to the women and the wives, woman being for you the temple wherein you will obtain the most easily perfect happiness. Imbue yourselves in this temple with moral strength. Here you will forget your sorrows and your failures, and you will recover the lost energy necessary to enable you to help your neighbor.” (See in [22]).

 

Sex on the Spiritual Path

Methods of spiritual work can be divided into two general groups:

1) “Ritualistic” ones — used by believers who learn very basics of religion (whether they are correct or not is a separate issue) and accustom themselves (with the help of rites, in particular) to the idea that God really exists.

2) True esoteric methods — involve special psychic techniques with the help of which worthy spiritual adepts master cleansing and development of energy structures of the organism (chakras and major meridians), transform themselves as consciousnesses into large spiritual hearts and then proceed to direct personal cognition of God — in His various manifestations, including God-the-Father (the Creator).

It should be mentioned here that the basic ethic principles which we have discussed in this and other books [15-25, and others], must be accepted as fundamental by all spiritual seekers in application to sexual relationships as well.

The most important of these principles is non-harming of other living beings (ahimsa).

The only way one can fulfill this principle is suppressing one’s egotistic tendencies. Those who have not made the efforts necessary to fulfill the above said are not entitled to practice the esoteric methods. If this rule is ignored God will have to stop such candidates by means of various personal cataclysms in their lives. One of the results of this may be mental diseases.

In order to successfully master esoteric methods of spiritual work a person needs a large amount of energy. Among other factors that determine one’s energy status is proper functioning of the system of chakras. A natural stimulator of the latter is a harmonious sex life. Those people who have not received this kind of experience are unlikely to achieve any serious success in spiritual work. It is hard to even imagine them working with kundalini and creation of Dharmakaya — a stable macrostructure of refined consciousness that is created beyond one’s physical body and consists of chakras’ analogues.

There exists another factor which confirms that for serious spiritual seekers sex life is recommended. The point is that longing for cognition of God must be the main dominant of such people’s lives. And other dominants such as sexual dissatisfaction must not prevail and impede its existence and growth. In other words one has to have an opportunity to relieve an excess physiological and bioenergetic sexual tension in harmonious marriage.

But in this case — I will stress it once again — it is very important that one’s partner is adequate both in terms of health condition and of the level of his or her bioenergetic refinement, as well as the degree of his or her general spiritual advancement [16-25].

It is also important to note that a harmonious marriage is extremely favorable for a correct development of one’s emotional sphere — namely, for the refinement of consciousness through development of such kinds of emotions as sexually colored tenderness, caring attention, gratitude, etc. Without this no serious spiritual advancement is possible.

At initial stages of esoteric work the following exercises can be used that can at the same time beautify sexual contact and contribute to successful cleansing and development of bioenergetic structures: uniting energies of same name trunk chakras of partners or join circulation of energy around the “microcosmic orbit” [21].

However, I must stress that everything that I said about the such techniques can bring the positive effect only for those who have established in sattva. You are welcome to read our books [15-25] to learn how one can achieve this — and then sattvic sex will help you to strengthen in this emotional status!14

 

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This is the opinion of Jesus Christ about this:

“Tenderness is one of the most amazing qualities of God.

If only I could persuade all people who are now living on the material Plane to understand the beauty, holiness and greatness of a holy communion between two souls known as sexual relationships! If this is achieved — this alone could greatly contribute to sanctification of this most beautiful and wonderful experience! Until people understand the Divine purpose of this design that exists on all planes of the Creation without exception, many of them will think of it as of some disgraceful animal manifestation that has nothing to do with a holy ecstasy, with this exultation of wholeness. I know that this will change when people read these words. I know — this will touch hearts and change many people. This will produce an unexpected impulse and will make people realize what a terrible loss and distortion was a result of bringing what was supposed to and will become one of the most sacred experiences between two people to such a disparaged condition. It possesses wholeness, this is why we call it holy. This is a perfect and holy communion when performed as a perfect ritual by two people named husband and wife.

(But) under no circumstances I approve of casual sexual relationships. …Under no circumstances ignorance that manifests in casual sexual relationships must prevail; otherwise what you will get is chaos and a decay of the world.” [22,52]

 

* * *

 

Sexuality is a natural biological function of any healthy mature organism, equally pertinent to humans, animals, and even plant — at their vegetative level. Sexuality ensures reproduction. In case of people and highly organized animals it also plays socializing role, while bringing up of posterity makes for the development of numerous valuable — in terms of evolution of the Spirit — emotions and ethic qualities.

But a spiritually advanced man also possesses an opportunity to consciously use his sexuality in order to accelerate his progress towards spiritual Perfection.

Sexuality for this type of people represents, first of all, a sphere of ethic education. Here everyone can raise from initial elimination of primitive egocentrism — to total control over their sexual emotions and using of sexuality only for the sake of common self-perfection.

What is the reason why in some religious traditions attempts were made to suppress sexuality and to defile it in any possible way? Such reasons are two.

The first one is a quite founded tendency to prevent sexually transmitted diseases from spreading among a population that was lacking culture, at the same time this served as a birth control measure since the society was unable provide many children with food and education.

The second reason lies in that leaders of sects (religious movements that deviated from the Original Teaching of God) tried to subjugate people and to make them dependent on themselves — by means of imbuing a feeling of “guilt” and “sinfulness” into their “congregation”[16]: convincing people that they are hopeless sinners because of the fact of their birth, while asserting that they — the “pastors” — and only they have an authority given by God to free them from their sins; what people have to do is to respect and honor the pastors for that, obey all their orders and, of course, bring them as much money as possible. And, it must be admitted, this kind of lie has found support among crowds of intellectually limited people. Because of people believing in this and similar kinds of lie several mass religious sects have been able to exist for many centuries.

I will give just one example from the modern life of Russia: the name of the central Catholic cathedral in Moscow is “Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception”. I personally would not even come close to the doors of such a cathedral: for the very name of this “temple” claims that only one conception in the history of Earth — the one of Mary, the mother of Jesus (that allegedly took place without a help of an incarnated man) — was immaculate, implying that all other conceptions are maculated… But this defiles all other conceptions! It also defiles all mothers and fathers, all children that have been born — as well as the sexual love between people!

Any intelligent person understands that this defilement cannot be from God, but from impure and lying people! We can read in the Bible that God commanded people to “be fruitful and multiply”, while tender and caring attitude of Jesus towards children is clear from the New Testament (see also the “Original Teaching of Jesus Christ” and “Gospel of Philip” chapters of the book [22]).

…But there exists another kind of lie which also gets wrapped in the religious form: the more sex the more intensively one grows “spiritually”, which happens due to accumulation of sexual energy in the organism; and even “ long live masturbation!” — as a means of learning to love oneself!.. I heard this kind of nonsense on television and read about it in the books that were published in Russia during the past few years. This has also been propagated under the name of “sexual tantra”, practical seminars on which are offered for everyone who is willing to pay — without any pre-selection… Sometimes these classes involve various kinds of insult and even “ritual” group rapings, that are a part of their program…

But all this nonsense and lies are a result of either religious ignorance or… a plain desire of the organizers to make money on the lascivious tendencies of their clients. It has nothing to do with spirituality.

Only sexuality of sattvic people can be helpful on the spiritual Path, i.e. that of people who have purified themselves of coarse emotions and primitive passions and refined themselves. But by encouraging lust of the rest one will only do harm to them. Those who refined themselves can also get nothing but harm from bioenergetic mixing that takes place at this kind of “seminars”: since coarse energies that get brought into motion at these gatherings produce a coarsening effect on them and cripple their health.

Moreover, possessing a large energy potential (even if the energy itself is not coarse) — does not lead to any spiritual “breakthroughs” or success. One must direct this energy — by means of special meditative techniques — at the re-creation of oneself in the Divine eons. If one does not do it — all this “activated” sexual energy will most likely be utilized only for further stir-up of one’s lust, which has nothing to do with spiritual work and spiritual progress.

Spirituality implies longing of an individual consciousness (soul) for the Creator — but not for material bodies of sexual partners! Sexuality must by no means displace God from the focus of attention of a person! Its role is to be just an useful method for those who walk spiritual Path together. (Or it is just a normal activity of a healthy organism, like eating or sleep).

Pseudo-spiritual concept of “love to oneself” that was imported to Russia is also vicious: it is diametrically opposite to the true spiritual love, when selfish interests of a person get abandoned and vanish, being replaced by altruistic and self-sacrificial love to other living beings. It is only from the state of this kind of love that one can come to know God and Merge with His Higher Self.

There is also a point of view that for the purpose of “spiritual growth” one must refrain from orgasms. Those who practice this accumulate sexual energy (udana) of their partners in their organisms, without sharing their own udana with them. But based on the ethic considerations we must understand and accept that this is a form of bioenergetic vampirism! It must be viewed as nothing but a disgusting manifestation of the lowest soul qualities of egocentric primitives.

Equally ignorant look also “spiritual” recommendations to swim naked at common beaches: Let them look! You will lose anything because of this!” But in reality one can lose a lot as a result of this, and namely — one’s health. And along with health — many spiritual achievements.

Nudist swimming with one’s sattvic friends, members of one’s spiritual group is one thing (about this see [22,24]). But get naked in the sight of primitives who hate everyone and everything or obsessed with lust, is absolutely another. These people can fill the bodies of their victims with their own pathogenic energy just by looking at them…

Since mere looking with interest represents a contact of indriyas of consciousness with those who are being looked at… [17-22,24].

If people with pure souls admire your beauty — you will receive portions of energy of their pure love from them; both they and you will benefit from this.

But doing the same in the sight of representatives of the opposite pole — will produce a diametrically opposite effect: you may get sick, and get sick very seriously…

We also should not forget about the risk of being raped by this kind of primitive people. In this case bioenergetic lesion can turn out to be even more grave…

Let me draw your attention to the following aspect of nudism: even just obtrusion of one’s ideology on those who do not want it and for whom this is unpleasant (even if the are wrong objectively) is incompatible with the main ethic principle: “do no harm!”.

 

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So, in the end, let us say a few words about “with whom” issue?

You should begin your own spiritual Path yourself! You should start searching for our Creator! How you can do it is described in detail in our spiritual books that are listed in the Bibliography and in others. You can gather like-minded people around you — and get going along the Path! Steer clear of unworthy people! The unworthy are those who ignore ethic aspect of spiritual work, who do not show progress in it. Together with the rest and with God Who will always be among you — become saturated with the bliss of His Love and present each other with these states! And among true spiritual devotees let there appear the one who will be closer to you than any other embodied disciple of God!

People tend to make a lot of stupid mistakes, to suffer unnecessarily, if they attempt to build their lives having turned away from God. But with God — a real living everyday Teacher of all people, Whom one can cognize if one knows about Him enough and lives in accordance with His Teaching — everything is much easier. And life then gets filled with happiness of creative Service, of communication with spiritual seekers who go along with you to God. Everything we do becomes in this case incomparably more blissful and bright: work, rest, food, sleep and giving gifts of sexual love to each other, in which two pure souls can merge.

 

* * *

 

Once God addressed one of the disciples who later achieved tremendous progress on her Spiritual Path:

— Do you really love Me?

If you do, where does that passionate aspiration disappear, which you must burn with all the time?

It is only in earthly marriages that routine, getting bored with each other and apathy can appear.

Love to Me — is a permanent desire to give all of oneself, this is not about consuming.

If your passion decreases every time, if you are lazy in Love — then you do not have the true Love yet. It is impossible to attain Me like this.

One has to accept responsibility for one’s life on oneself. You may not rely (even unconsciously) on your incarnate Teacher. No one can become Me having been “dragged on a dog’s lead”. One can Merge with Me only leading other into Me. You must become a spiritual Leader — at least for yourself: not a diligent executor, but a leader. This is the only way you can reach Me!

— How can I learn to love You even more?

— Look at the faces around you. Despondency, boredom, anxiety, tiredness, and spite are on them… They are unhappy people, because they are not in Love with Me!

But you cannot lose the state of joy and exultation. Never!

Because I am your Beloved!

You cannot be sad: for you are in love with the most beautiful Beloved of all!

See, how lucky you are:

Your Beloved cannot die: for He is eternal!

Your Beloved cannot leave you even for a second: for He is omnipresent!

He is always close to you. He is inside and around you, He infinitely pervades you with His Love!

You Beloved is always new — you will never get bored with Him!

And you will never doubt that He loves you: for your Beloved is Pure Love Himself!

* * *

To be vigilant, brave, and conscious —

This is a Path of the Warrior of Love.

Go into the Unknown without fear!

And may you never fall!

And only your blazing heart will help you

And the Love that comes from God.

Let go of all that is unneeded:

For the Truth is in Simplicity!15

You open your heart and you will see

The Path that is shining bright.

Look, this is the hand that will lead you.

Hold tight on it and all doubts will vanish!

 

 

If you live exactly like this, realizing that God is Love indeed and that you can also become this Love, that some progress has already been made — then you feel that it is not only two of us loving each other, not anymore! — we are three: us and also Him! And turning into a Fire of Love that is burning inside our spiritual hearts — we are infusing into the Tenderest and Subtlest Universal Flame of His Consciousness.

 

 

There is only You:

And at this very instant

You are in the heart of every one of us.

There is only You:

Your Love is everywhere.

And we live inside your Love!

 

 

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If you can give your burning heart

To the Father as a gift,

If you can dissolve

Your boundaries in love,

If you can without fear

Get engrossed in the Fire

Merging with the Tender Flame…

If you can resolve… —

Then you will come Home!

(The poems are by Svetlana Yeryomina,

August 2002)

 

 

 

I can hear soft but clear voice inside:

“Give yourself to Me forever,

Give the burning fire of your Love,

And the gentle flower that shines in your heart!”

And being unable to hold back my love,

I cannot say a word — I can just open my embraces…

And from this silence emerge the words:

My BELOVED, — I am only for You!

 

(The poem is by Svetlana Kravtsova,

September 2002)

 

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