Walks in the Apricot Forest: Addiction to Sex Is Deadly

Hu Naiwen

PureInsight | June 6, 2005

[PureInsight.org] The following story comes from The Commentary (or Tradition) of Zuo written by Zuo Qiuming, one of the Chinese classical literature masterpieces. It is a real story.

During the Spring and Autumn Period (722-481 B.C.), the Duke of the Jin State was ill and asked the Qin State to lend him Yi He, the most famous medical doctor in the Qin State.

After Yi He arrived at Jin State and examined the Duke of Jin State, he told the Duke, "There is no cure for your illness."

He made the following explanation to the Duke: "This is because you are addicted to sex. It is as if you were bewitched. Your illness was not caused by the evil spirits or by improper diet, but by your obsession with sex. Lust will only make you lose your ambition and determination. Lust will only make a capable official die before he should. Even god's will cannot save you if you become addicted to sex." The Duke of Jin State asked, "Are you saying that I must abstain from sex entirely?" Yi He replied, "No, I am saying that you must limit your sex life!"

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2005/5/26/32480.html

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