Monday, 23 February 2015
In the 11th century Japanese novel The Tale of Genji the author Lady Murasaki (which means purple) discusses with the ladies of the court their affairs with the princes and courtiers.
One of the characters says that she thinks it is cruel for the ladies to hold out against their suitors. She says that she takes pity on them and allows them to make love to her.
It seems to me that this is a more enlightened approach than western ideas of moral purity.
Rather than denying sex out of some misplaced sense of spiritual superiority we should manifest compassion like the Lady Murasaki.
Sex is not going away.
It is universal and urgent.
Better to overcome our fear and have pity.
And develop a healthy attitude toward sex.
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