As Ram Dass has repeatedly stated “Be here now. Whatever path you’re on, that’s your fucking path to enlightenment.”
Ok, so maybe he verbally expressed only the first half of the above quote.
However, my personal sense/interpretation/hallucination is that he could’ve said the the second half as well.
We get a lot of questions about how to deal with desires when you’re attempting to be on a “spiritual path”.
Of course, our standard answers are:
“Why would you be asking us?
How the fuck would we know?”
All I can do is share with you my experiences and my best guesses. Consider this your disclaimer.
Desires and The Path to Enlightenment
Desires are part of the human experience. Assuming that you’re part of the human species, you’re gonna have ’em.
I was a dedicated practitioner and advocate of Jnana Yoga for more than a couple of decades.
I also masturbate a lot. At least more than the reported national average… but who actually admits truthfully how often they flog the dolphin.
In this post I’m going to explore the concept of Jnana Yoga being “spiritual” intellectual masturbation.
The Jnana Yoga path is that of knowledge or wisdom. I want to be clear that what I’m doing know, writing this blog post, or anytime that I think or talk about any of these “spiritual” topics, I’m essentially practicing Jnana Yoga.
So this blog is nothing but a Jnana circle jerk. Everyone is welcome, no judgments.
Some teachers attempt to make it clear that Jnana Yoga is not pursing intellectual knowledge, but rather knowledge of Unity or of Bhraman or Whatchamacallit (who remembers that candy bar?).
Doesn’t it feel good to think of God as “chocolatey”? Or is that just me?