For a long time, women have been educated and programmed by the patriarchy that their sexuality is their only value. Because of this education and programming, women suffer because their value is measured in beauty, in attraction. And then when women overemphasise this because they want to feel – because of this faulty programming – that they are attractive and that they have an effect on men, their sexuality is strong. Then they get the label – from both women and men – that they are sluts. Because of this, the majority of women suppress their sexual energy, that is, their creative creative power, and cut themselves off from life. It is therefore to be avoided for fear of shame or embarrassment. This is a deep-seated priestess wound, but facing it will open up gifts for all women. You must know that you are not the same as your body, your value is not your sexual energy. Your value is your infinite love, your self-surrender, your softness, your wildness, your wisdom, your caring, your showing of your true being. Your true value is that you are a flower, fragrant, colourful, radiant, full of life, sometimes even prickly or irregular, but that is your beauty. Stop re-creating your body because that is the expectation, stop trying to be perfect, be yourself. That’s the most you can give to the world and to yourself.
It is obviously no coincidence that the least young women and girls to talk to about spiritual matters, or anything that doesn’t end up being about material things. Just as the best parrots in schools are usually women by virtue of their skills and abilities, so the materialistic world view was ready to infect them completely. Because that’s what it did, that’s what happened to them, even if they themselves won’t admit it. They themselves are equal to the female soul, but not to the afterlife, the ideal of the male, but to the earthly corrupted. And what will be the result? All kinds of self-decoration with all kinds of artificial things, from implants to all kinds of tattoos covering the human body. Running away from ourselves, from our naturalness. The result is a man of the twenty-first century with a distorted soul, a man who no longer has any intention of remaining original. Escape into the plastic.
Someone once said to me, when I suggested to him that our bodies are not advertising pillars, that we are not just our bodies. Oops! So our man was actually wiser than I had first assumed, not that I was disparaging anyone. He attacked me with a Buddhist approach, my own „weapon” so to speak. I say, of course I am very aware of what he is saying. That we are not just our bodies, but equally the closet row and whatever else surrounds us. It was interesting how he maths out of this in his great spirituality that we can be superficial at ease, rather than, say, condemning artificial boobs. Bashar, by the way, communicates that tattoos, for example, add to one’s energy levels. Is that why, when you see your tattooed neighbour, you feel a surge of energy that is irresistible? Well, I don’t know. Maybe…
What I do know for sure is that the man of today is preoccupied with boobs, which cost a lot of money, and has never been less willing to look beyond the external than it is today. And women, as I have said, are more inclined than men to follow the existing, mostly Western, most effectively mantraised and promoted pattern, thus becoming completely distorted and failing to recognise the very essence, the very meaning and quintessence of the station called life. Of course, those of us who can consider ourselves more knowledgeable about Buddhism than the general public may be aware of the great truth that we were never born and, consequently, will never die. You are not just your body – that is how I began my monologue and how I wish to conclude it, having summarised the point of the subject relatively briefly.