Rumi was asked once what to do about a young man caught masturbating. Rumi told them to mind their own fucking business. It just means he’s growing his feathers. The dangerous case is a youth who doesn’t masturbate, who then leaves the nest without feathers. One flap and the cat has him.’ Be careful, Rumi suggests, about shaming sexual behavior in an adolescent or anyone who hasn’t yet has his or her fill of erotic trancing. Often, the closest we come to surrender is orgasm. In Rumi’s symbology the rooster is a symbol for that energy.

(With reference to The Essential Rumi By Coleman Barks, Jelaluddin Rumi)

7 thoughts on “Rumi on Masturbation

  1. Im bisexual but lean more to men. On more than one occasion my father walked in on me while i was jerking off. He just chuckled or said nothing. I think he wanted to join in. I would have gotten it on w him if it came up. On one instance he actually watched behind my bedroom doors crack. We both have large cocks that look a like!

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