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Old 07-05-2003, 03:50 PM   #8
Qatana
 
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in 15 years of Buddhist practice i have never been instructed to deny or suppress any thought or feeling that comes up. there is a big difference between taking action on them or just noticing they were there.i was never told to "uproot desire" rather to be concious in my choices.

regarding love/lust i think the Buddhist precept of not harming through the use of sexuality is an excellent guidline. if no one is harmed,even in a purely physical relationship, some degree of love exists, if only temporary.

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