Sunday, September 26, 2010


MEXICO (El Universal) - The basic sexual behavior of Homo sapiens has not changed in at least the past 40,000 years, the two experts curators of the exhibition “Sex in stone” said. It can be seen from this Wednesday in the Atapuerca Foundation headquarters in Burgos, Spain. “The current sexual behaviors are a cultural and biological constant for at least 40 thousand years,” explained the scientist Marcos Garcia, one of the managers of the exhibition, before the opening ceremony. Not only they have held concepts such as sex for pleasure or for reproduction, which was recorded in caves and shelters for thousands of years, but even prehistoric examples exhibit sexual behaviors that are now “frowned.” Garcia and Javier Angulo, which in 2005 published a book on this subject, organized the exhibition with support from the Government of Cantabria.

The exhibition was mounted in the basement of the Atapuerca Foundation, where it remains until December 8. It has been mounted on a black background divided into three rooms which are intended to give the viewer a sense of “privacy”, Angulo explained. The exhibition - which combines visual effects with Paleolithic murals and pieces of several European countries - begins with an overview of the context of the living conditions of the Paleolithic, between 11 000 and 40 makes a thousand years. It also shows an explanatory audiovisual and different gendered human images and sexual behaviors collected in Paleolithic art. It is presented in this section a differentiated sample between sexuality by means of pleasure and sexual behavior as a means of reproduction for the continuation of the species.

Since time immemorial, we are shackled by the iron chains, which take the form of beautiful women. Thus, in conditioned life, every male is bound by sex life. Therefore when one attempts to gain liberation from the material clutches, he must first learn to control the sex urge. The sāstras explain that creative desire is the subjective portion of Krsna taking the initiative in bringing about the birth of the mundane world.

The first phase of the appearance of the mundane desire created by Maha-Visnu is called the seminal principle of mahat or the perverted cognitive faculty. It is this which is identical with the mental principle ripe for procreative activity. The conception underlying it is that it is the will of the purusa who creates by using the efficient and material principles. Efficiency is Maya or the productive feminine organ. The material principle is Sambhu or the procreative masculine organ. Maha-Visnu is purusa or the dominating divine person wielding the will. Pradhana or the substantive principle in the shape of mundane entities, is the material principle. ... The seed of amorous creative desire in Goloka, is the embodiment of pure cognition. The seed of sex desire to be found in this mundane world, is that of Kali, etc., who are the shadows of the divine potency. The former, although it is the prototype of the latter, is located very far from it. The seed of the mundane sex desire is the perverted reflection in this mundane world of the seed of the original creative desire.

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thākura Prabhupāda :
“Śrī Brahma Samhita” - Purport in Text 8
The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust - Bombay

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