Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Right-wing churchgoers may tell you that the left-hand path leads to hell.
They associate left with sin and evil.
They associate left with the senses and sex.
So that all pleasure is condemned.
You will also find this in Eastern religions.
Condemnation of the senses and desire is common in Buddhism and Yoga.
But God does not condemn sensual pleasure.
Pleasure is an integral part of nature and creation.
It may be suggested that we practise moderation - the Middle Path - but sensual pleasure is not banned.
If there is a left-hand path it is the way of the heart.
And this leads directly to God and to Heaven.
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