Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex John Stevens

ISBN: 9780877734161

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Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex  by  John Stevens

Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex by John Stevens
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Over the centuries, Buddhism has responded to sexuality in a variety of fascinating ways, sometimes, suppressing the sexual urge, sometimes sublimating it, sometimes cultivating it, and, on the highest levels, transforming it. This book reveals howMoreOver the centuries, Buddhism has responded to sexuality in a variety of fascinating ways, sometimes, suppressing the sexual urge, sometimes sublimating it, sometimes cultivating it, and, on the highest levels, transforming it.

This book reveals how Buddhists, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, relate to the inner fire that drives humankind. Included are chapters on the Buddhas love life before his enlightenment and his later relationships with women, the tantric approach to sex among Buddhists of ancient India, Tibet, China, and Japan- Zen in the art of love- and a positive discussion of women and Buddhism.



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