Wisdom to Joy - On Mating

On Mating

On Mating
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Mating is Nature’s way for sexual species to reproduce. For humans, mating has become mixed up with pleasure, emotion, relationships, social restrictions, religion, and laws. When mating, a merging occurs on physical, emotional and mental levels, and the effects are permanent. If we have thoughts, desires or imagination about others, it affects them. Souls that inhabit bodies are not created by the body or by the minds or souls of the parents. Everyone has a right to refuse to mate in a given situation, and to set conditions. Nature encourages monogamy. When procreation occurs, both parents have responsibility for the child. To heal the collective split between male and female, we need to value truth and virtue over ego, pride and possessiveness. By merging and separating, Creation is fulfilled.
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Current revision: April 16th, 2022 (original: 15th April 2022). New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged.

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Referenced works:
Joseph H. Nadeau, Do Gametes Woo? Evidence for Their Nonrandom Union at Fertilization
Robert Svoboda quoted his teacher “Vimalananda,” Aghora: At the Left Hand of God (1986, C W Daniel)
About Love, Part 4 Pleasure → Affection → Love, p. 8-11 or video 4; Part 1 What is Love? p. 1-4 or video 1
William Chan et al., Male Microchimerism in the Human Female Brain, 2012
Zhen Yan et al., American Journal of Medicine (118:8, p. 899-906, 2005) Male Microchimerism in women without sons
Angela J. Crean et al., Ecology Letters (2014), Revisiting telegony: offspring inherit an acquired characteristic of their mother's previous mate
Heart Math Institute, Science of the Heart, Ch. 6 Energetic Communication
Mark Hedsel (Fred Gettings), The Zelator, David Ovason (also Fred Gettings), ed., (London: Century Books, 1998)
To Give or Not to Give, Surprise 4 “Personal Power”, p. 8-9 or video 4
Language, Form and the Subconscious The Tiller Foundation Dharma Upholds, The Meaning of Dharma, p. 1-3 or video 1; Pledges p. 13-15 or video 6.
Harvard Longevity Study
Valmiki, Ramayana, Manmatha Nath Dutt, tr., §LIII-LIX, p. 1718-1730; §CIX-CXII, p. 1908-1914
C. Rajagopalachari, Ramayana Retold, Ch. 76 Epilogue, p. 199
Wisdom leading to joy, Cognitive perception of spirituality and the spiritual path, Principles for healthy human societies, Focusing on goodness
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On Mating, op. 26
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