Q: What should I do when I often have thoughts about having an intimate relationship with the opposite sex?
M: One can be easily led astray by the numerous temptations in our society. We should try not to read those newspapers or magazines that make people excited. Read more about morality found in religious scriptures, and stories about the past saints and their spiritual practice. Only then will we be able to weaken those unwanted thoughts. When we meet people, we can look at their wisdom eye instead of into their eyes. In this way, not only will we be polite, but also everyone will benefit. When sexual thoughts arise, fellow initiates can immediately silently recite the Five Holy Names and think of the Master, while non-initiates can silently recite the name of the saint in whom they believe. Try to suppress such thoughts; however, if you cannot suppress them, you should find someone to marry. Leading a normal married life will help in this area.