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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Masturbation and Religion - what Tibetan Buddhism can teach us

For millions of people, every day, masturbation represents by far the most satisfying means of exorcising one's 'hungry ghosts'. Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhist religion however have developed their own methods.

Tingshas are small cymbals, joined together by a single leather strap, which produce a clear, long-lasting, high pitched tone when struck together. They are used for meditation, in musical recordings, even at the start and end of yoga sessions.

Their real function however is as a religious ritual tool such as offerings to hungry ghosts - a concept used in Tibetan Buddhism to describe acts of futilely attempting to fulfill illusory physical desires; which, let's be honest, describes masturbation to a 'T'.


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