Why is it that people who profess to meditate have such incontinence?
"Incontinence" as described in Nichomachean ethics as a person who has a hard time controlling urges of all kinds–sexual, food, etc.
Doesn’t meditation eliminate incontinence and create virtuous noble persons who do not fret or get bothered by sexual urges?
All your replies indicate the accessiblity of meditation and its corruption.
quite often people seek meditiation as method of self improvement and its really not meant to be a self improvement course. so yes i am sure there are lots of incontient soccer moms who profess to meditate but haven’t figured out its a lot more than sitting in funny positions on the floor. i used to get hearty laughs when they had a yoga instructor come to work — getting that bunch of heffers to understand simple yoga philosophy would be impossible — getting them to sit in a 1/2 lotus would be a 6 week course in itself. getting them to eat frozen yougurt bananas foster woudn’t be a chore at all though. double salad dressing with a manadarin chicken salad is all eastern philosophy they could handle.
i don’t think its exactly fair to lump together tantric wanna be soccer moms with monks. i hope that wasn’t your point.