Famous celibates, temporary or long-term

Discussion in 'Abstinence, Retention, and Sexual Transmutation' started by Deleted Account, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Davidphd1866

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    Couple of interesting quotes and comments about athletes remaining celibate:

    "It ain't sex that ruins these guys. It's staying up all night looking for it." Casey Stengel.

    "You'll play your best with an empty stomach and a full prostate." Myself, in the late 1980's
     
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  2. N M

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    Retention really helps... If Mr.X have N number of good opportunities to be successful in life (Billionaire, Great sportsman, Celebrity etc...). With celibacy he can achieve it for sure, but if addicted to PMO, then the chances are very slim...
     
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  3. Gurucito Rimpoche

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    Sigmund Freud
    Friedrich Nietzche ??
     
  4. N M

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    They may have 4 or 5 girl friends in their lifetime and all exposed to media. So looks like no celibate. But most probably, they may not wasted the seminal fluid during their young age. The problem is PM, especially at Young age, for prolonged time, frequently. And if there is drugs, alcohol, smoke with this, the thats it...
     
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  5. Davidphd1866

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    I think N M makes a good point. I think the damage done masturbating at a young age is particularly damaging.
     
  6. KeetsScrim

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    I'm not a big time Bible reader but I think Samson was like the oldest example of celibacy and the benefits of it. Long hair was a symbol of celebacy in old times.
     
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  7. aspiringwriter1997

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    Saint Thomas Aquinas. (He famously chased a prostitute his brothers hired to seduce him with a fire poker since he had made a vow to be celibate for his entire life)
     
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  8. letter

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    Jeremiah the Prophet:

    “The word of the Lord came to me: You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place.” - Jeremiah 16:1-2
     
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  9. Ajar

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    Jeez can you imagine? In the days before porn, people lost semen average maybe 1 time per month(that's being generous - considering masturbation was frowned upon), after reaching full adulthood. In this day and age people lose it hundreds of times before the age of 18.
     
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  10. Jeong Kwan is a personal hero of mine. She is a Korean Zen Buddhist monk, who was made famous after being featured in a television programme called Chef's Table (she is an internationally renowned chef).

    The reason that she is a personal hero of mine: She saw her mother die and felt the pain of that. She decided that she didn't want to bring a child into the world who would experience such pain. So (or partly so), instead of having a family, she went and became a Zen monk.
     
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  11. seaguy44

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    More like thousands
     
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  12. 11square

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    Yogis in India.
     
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