Friday, 07 October 2016
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Dear Instructors,

I would like to enquire if bodybuilding should be avoided?

Because i read somewhere on this forum that bodybuilding is an abuse of sexual energy. Sadly, i cannot seem to find that post.

Just how much exercise is too much? I hope i can get some clarification on this topic.

Thank you. God bless.
5 years ago
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#12723
Accepted Answer
It is necessary to keep the body fit and healthy. There is nothing inherently wrong with calisthenics, exercise, fitness training, etc. Yet like anything else in life, people of this era take things too far. It is up to you to determine how to balance your activities and know when an action is in harmony or when it is motivated by desires, defects, etc.

For instance, one has to measure the ultimate result of our pursuits: time and energy invested into physicality will have a very limited benefit because the body itself is impermanent and unreliable and we will lose it inevitably, meaning whatever we invest into it will be lost. Yet time and energy dedicated to developing consciousness, especially through meditation, has no such limitation, because the consciousness is eternal: whatever we invest into it will not be lost.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

5 years ago
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#12723
Accepted Answer
It is necessary to keep the body fit and healthy. There is nothing inherently wrong with calisthenics, exercise, fitness training, etc. Yet like anything else in life, people of this era take things too far. It is up to you to determine how to balance your activities and know when an action is in harmony or when it is motivated by desires, defects, etc.

For instance, one has to measure the ultimate result of our pursuits: time and energy invested into physicality will have a very limited benefit because the body itself is impermanent and unreliable and we will lose it inevitably, meaning whatever we invest into it will be lost. Yet time and energy dedicated to developing consciousness, especially through meditation, has no such limitation, because the consciousness is eternal: whatever we invest into it will not be lost.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

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