Of course, if there is a certain organ, and
certain functions are present in it — it is assumed that the latter should be
gratified. It must be born in mind, though, that the more important this organ
or function is, the more complicated its expression and development can be.
This is most evident in the sphere of gender, which is one of our central
A large amount and, maybe, the most considerable
part of gender energy, not passing into sexual desirability and as if escaping
the physical fulfillment, goes away into other more noble spheres of our being.
Abstinence is totally based on this concept. It frees the energy of gender for
creative use in the higher manifestations of psychic life. What they call sublimation
(passing from one state into another) in modern psychology rests on the
concept that sexual draw may be turned into creative energy and thus weaken the
demands of sexual organs. The paradox of the sphere of gender lies in the fact
that absolute abstinence (dissatisfaction of sexual needs), does not devastate
man’s life at all, but, quite on the contrary, becomes a pre-condition for a
real blossoming of spiritual and creative life.
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