"Rest of the World 2013-14" story # 60

Analyzing the World           October 21, 2014

The previous twenty-five quotes did a good job of supporting some of my philosophies.
     Yet my greatest philosophy, that of the "Romantic Revolution", needed some support as well.
     The following twenty-five quotes - two of which I'd translated from their original Spanish * - supported the main principles of the "Romantic Revolution":
     1. Care about all human beings as you care for yourself.
     2. Practice celibacy.
     3. Practice free love.
     4. Greet members of the opposite sex with kisses.
     5. Love all people as your family.

"Celibacy ... is essential for spiritual rebirth." - Mother Ann Lee

"(In celibacy, one can expect) to be more rested, more relaxed, less pressured, more open to new experiences." - Gabrielle Brown

"(New Celibates) seek, and most find, ... more emotional passion in their relationships." - Elizabeth Abbott

"After (women) have achieved this non-possessive intimacy, they will experience personal independence and freedom. ... (Celibacy has) power to dilute the hierarchical power relations between males and females." - E. Abbott

"A woman, as soon as she enters the Ashram, breathes the air of freedom and casts out all fear from her mind. And I believe that the Ashram observance of brahmacharya has made a big contribution to this state of things." - on Mahatma Gandhi's ashram, where "brahmacharya" (abstinence from sex and masturbation) was observed

"He who is aware of the Male
     "But keeps to the Female
     "Becomes the ravine of the world.
"Being the ravine of the world,
     "He has the original character which is not cut up,
     "And returns again to the (innocence of the) babe." - Laotse

"There is nothing in this world - no object or condition - which a celibate man cannot overcome." - a religious man from India

"We emphasize brahmacharya - never to lose one's semen. It's the essence of power; the essence of strength; the essence of endurance; the essence of beauty. ... Brahmacharya gives something special to the lips, a special light to the body, a shine to the eyes, and something special to the cheeks." - a religious man from India

"Not knowing the union of male and female, yet his organs are complete, meaning his vigor is unspoiled" - Laotse

"When you want to lose what strength you have." - Pythagoras, when asked when a man should have sex with a woman

"Life without brahmacharya appears to me to be insipid and animal-like. The brute by nature knows no self-restraint. Man is man because he is capable of, and only in so far as he exercises, self-restraint." - Gandhi

"And let no man be guilty, after this, Dec. 9 1954, of causing birth.--Let there be an end to birth, an end to life, and therefore an end to death. Let there be no more fairy tales and ghost stories around and about this. ... I only say everybody finish your lives in purity and solitude and gentleness and realization of the truth and be not the cause of birth and turning of the black wheel of death." - Jack Kerouac

"Every encounter between a man and a woman leads to sin, disappointment, humiliation." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"After obtaining what one's appetite desires, the greatest satisfaction that can come is to distance oneself from the place where one obtained it." - a Miguel de Cervantes character *

"Purity and virtue are adornments of the soul, without which the body, even though it may be so, shouldn't be considered beautiful. And so, if virginity is one of the virtues that most beautifies the body and soul, why should she who is loved for her beauty lose this, just to feed the intentions of he who, to serve his selfish desires, uses all his forces and industry so that she'll lose it?" - a de Cervantes character *

"People wish to return to the Garden of Eden, when there was only Adam and Eve. That's why they get married, and lock themselves behind curtains. Yet, they make the same mistake Adam and Eve did. The short-sighted fools have sex." - J.Breen philosophy

"Sex makes women crazy." - J.Breen philosophy

"I refuse society's urges to compete. I want to share everything. I don't want to compete to have sex with a girl; to 'win' a girl. I want to share her, with compassionate kisses, in a way that doesn't hurt her." - J.Breen philosophy

"In my opinion, non-monogamous romantic relationships are the relationships you learn most from." - J.Breen philosophy

"He who loves fifteen people is stronger than he who loves one." - J.Breen philosophy

"Life is great when you kiss a lot of attractive people of the opposite sex." - J.Breen philosophy

"My dear boy, the people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures. Faithfulness! I must analyse it some day. The passion for property is in it. There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up." - an Oscar Wilde character

"Ah - you'll rue this marrying ... All our family do, - and nearly all everybody else's. You should have done as I did, you simpleton!" - a Thomas Hardy character

"What does it matter, when you come to think of it, whether a child is yours by blood or not? All the little ones of our time are collectively the children of us adults of the time, and entitled to our general care. That excessive regard of parents for their own children, and their dislike of other people's, is, like class-feeling, patriotism, save-your-own-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at the bottom." - a Hardy character

"now the great Tao no longer prevails, and the world is divided up into private families, and people regard only their own parents as parents and only their own children as children. They acquire goods and labor each for his own benefits." - Confucius

peace and love,
Modern O.

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