Sex exhausts the vitality.  Why doesn’t Tien-Tao prohibit sex? (52)

 

Heaven and Earth interact to create all things.  Man and woman

consummate to give new life.  This is the law of nature.  Taoism,

Buddhism and Catholicism prohibit sex and acclaim solitude because

they pity those who are attached to their spouses and children and

cannot practice Tao.  Nowadays, Tien-Tao is available to everyone. 

It means that practicing Tao should not violate the laws of nature,

nor should it violate the Tao of Mankind*.  Parents, children,

husbands and wives all live together to practice Tao.  Practicing

Tao will not conflict with the duties of students, farmers, merchants

or any person.  A practitioner of Tao fulfills his responsibilities in

the society while practicing Tao.

 

The will of a practitioner of Tao can be firmly established through

tests within family affairs.  So a practitioner of Tao should begin

his practice from the relationship of husband and wife.  Although

Tien-Tao does not prohibit sex, sexual activities should be restrained. 

For those who are apprehensive of the heavy burden associated with

marriage, they may decide not to get married.  For those who already

have a family, they should be thrifty, be dedicated and be earnest in

raising their families.  One should guide all in the family to goodness

by establishing himself as a model.  This way, he will not bring shame

to his ancestors and will not spoil his children.

 

The Chinese character for filial devotion () is a combination of

elder () and child ().  If people do not get married, there wouldn’t

be any human left after fifty years.  If there is no mankind, practicing

Tao would be meaningless.