I love the forest. It is bad to live in cities: there too many are in heat. Is it not better to fall into the hands of a murderer (Divine Mother Death) than into the dreams of a woman in heat (Kali in the abyss of fornication: Lilith and Nahemah)? And behold these men: their eyes say it—they know of nothing better on earth than to lie with a woman. Mud (fornication) is at the bottom of their souls; and woe if their mud also has spirit (Bodhichitta)!
Would that you were as perfect as animals at least (who are still in the process of evolution upon the Bhavachakra)! But animals have innocence (because they obey instinct without having intellect, lacking the capacity and knowledge to discriminate purity from impurity: good and evil).
Do I counsel you to slay your senses (through repressing your sexuality)? I counsel the innocence of the senses (through the path of balance, comprehension, transformation of impressions and conquering desire through sexual magic).
Do I counsel you to chastity (sexual abstinence)? Chastity (sexual abstinence) is a virtue in some, but almost a vice in many (such as with the Catholic priesthood). They abstain (from sexual relations), but the bitch, sensuality, (lust) leers enviously out of everything they do. Even to the heights of their virtue and to the cold regions of the spirit this beast follows them with her lack of peace (because despite severe austerities and repression, the ego continues to exist in the subconsciousness, unconsciousness, and infraconsciousness, following them wherever they go. Without comprehension of their animal instincts, there is no elimination). And how nicely the bitch, sensuality, (lust) knows how to beg for a piece of spirit (impressions through lustful gazing) when denied a piece of meat (physical copulation. Yet: "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matthew 5:27-28).
Do you love tragedies (sexual dramas, adulteries, fornications, betrayals) and everything that breaks the heart? But I mistrust you bitch (lust). Your eyes are too cruel (fanatic and obsessive from Poisonioonoskirian vibrations, which is the outcome of sexual repression) and you search lustfully for sufferers (people to make jealous of your lustful appearance or to subjugate through blind obedience to your religious forms). Is it not merely your lust that has disguised itself and now calls itself pity (for your innocent devotees whom you abuse, molest, corrupt, and kill)?
And this parable too I offer you: not a few who wanted to drive out their devil have themselves entered into swine (like Wagner's Klingsor in Parsifal whom, once a Knight of the Holy Grail or sexual mysteries, thought he could conquer his lust by castrating himself, thereby converting into a eunuch black magician for rejecting what he could not command).
Those for whom chastity (sexual abstinence) is difficult should be counseled against it (to practice sexual sublimation), lest it become their road to hell (as as happened with many Catholic priests)—the mud and (lustful) heat of their souls.
Do I speak of dirty (sexual) things? That is not the worst that could happen. It is not when truth is dirty (sexual), but when it is shallow (superficial, like many theories given to sexual expression today) that the lover of knowledge (דעת Da'ath, كيمياء Alchemy, γνῶσις Gnosis) is reluctant to step into its waters (the universal symbol of Aquarian sexual knowledge: the Water Bearer of the Zodiac). Verily, some are chaste (pure) through and through (in both mind and body): they are gentler of heart (because of pranayama, prayer, and profound devotion to divinity), fonder of laughter, and laugh more than you (because transmuted sexual energy brings the genuine love, joy, and compassion of the soul, unlike those who are abstinent but do not transmute the sexual energy, and thereby live within a sour, morbid, pessimistic, and shameful psychological atmosphere). They laugh also at chastity (sexual abstinence), and ask: "What is chastity (sexual abstinence)? Is chastity (sexual abstinence) not folly (when compared to sexual magic, because how can you compare the victories of a single person to a married couple who masters the sexual act through White Tantra)? But the folly came unto us, and not we unto it (since we found the teachings when we were not married yet). We offered that guest hostel and heart: now it dwells with us—may it stay as long as it will (until the moment we find our destined spouse for alchemy)!"
From Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Nietzsche, translated by Walter Kaufmann
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