alladin wrote:Obsession for celibacy, becomes a good excuse for people to make scanty efforts in other more incognito aspects of Purity, i.e. thoughts, which don't gain us immediately name and fame
This statement is a lot deeper than it may at first appear.
Its actually not that hard for most women to shut off their sexuality, even in the West. I would say the majority actually do and have to through lack of satisfaction and the menopause helps (though, amazingly, I have never heard it discussed once in BKWSU circles). Much of my questioning of Indian women's experience is to see how they feel bound into marriages with no mutual attraction and used as "brood mares".
I take what you say and expand not just on "purity" but intelligence. The BKWSU appears to focus entirely on the value of keeping their knickers up and ignores, say the value of intellectual development. So, you are a virgin or a born again virgin ... is that enough? Why not an emphasis on a pure intellect? Would purity of thought would be an acceptance of a greater objectivity, a lack of mental limits and a courage to question?
Is "purity" merely the lack of sexual activity ... can it exist in the face of a vacuum of mental or moral activity? It would seem to be a useful tool and the natural expression of a high soul, I could agree.
Does the BKWSU style abstinence lead to a lack of procreative thought in all departments?
I feel that the primary reasons and practises for sexual abstinence are; a) cultural specific to the start of the Yagya (including Lekhraj Kirpalani's own family trauma), b) a tool to divide, separate and exclude BK followers from external influences making it easier to connect to BapDada via a channelling of yearnings, c) practical to release a huge amount of time, money and energy from individuals to be channelled into expanding the organization, d) to help disassociation from body-conscious, in a worldly meaning, self-identities.