"Tradition consists not in the conservation or consolidation of exterior appearances or of things the meaning of which is no longer understood: Tradition rather indicates the direct and effective transmission of a heritage that is nonhuman and essentially spiritual in origin. Traditional action means dynamic action: its transmission presupposes a link between giver and receiver, the latter being responsible for the perpetuation of the ancestral heritage. Across generations, this heritage takes the form of an ordering power that pervades the whole reality, transcending the merely material and biological side of existence."
A Handbook of Traditional Living
"Life is Brahma’s bow, the soul is his arrow, Brahma is the target sublime. It is to be pierced by the heedful man; he should be united with Brahma, as the arrow becomes embedded in the target."
"He who steps on his misery stands higher. And it is glorious that only in suffering do we truly feel freedom of soul."
Do you recomend The Seed of Yggdrasil by Maria Kvilhaug?
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I have nothing against nudity. There are plenty of photos, paintings and sculptures on this blog which celebrate the beauty of the human form. The distinction between these and the hyper-sexualised images from the mass media or pornograohy is so obvious it does not require clarification.
Why is pornography so bad though? I've never been really comfortable with it, i want to stop watching it but it's hard.
Christians can easily condemn pornography as sinful, but in the post-Christian society people find it hard to justify their instinctive feeling that porn is bad and so they often attribute their aversion to social conditioning or even prudish bigotry.
In the sixties the left was all about sexual liberation and this has gradually allowed for the normalisation of sexual imagery, not just pornography but also in adverts and music videos etc. Nowadays it’s more common to hear arguments relating to “rape culture” and “objectification of women” than talk of sexual freedom and if this leads to the de-sexualisation of the media then good. Unfortunately, the left’s amendment to the doctrine of absolute sexual freedom is exclusive to heterosexual males.
But what concrete reason do people that don’t buy into all that stuff have not to subject themselves to this kind of imagery? Self-improvement is one. Porn distorts reality and exposes the subconscious to powerful forces which normalise unnatural behaviours, thereby making authentic existence more difficult to achieve.
When you really want to do something, it can be done. You just need to know why you want it.