The human souls which have descended into corporeality are those which have allowed themselves to be ensnared by sensuality and overpowered by lust.
He was not a pretty boy but a man with rugged, bad-boy beauty and a slow sensuality about his movement that made her heart skip a beat despite her pain.
Everything from the texture of his skin to the heat of his hands branding her was heaven to one unaccustomed to the sensuality of her world.
Accordingly, David is not to be condemned for failing to subdue the sensuality which is the chief stain on his character, but should rather be judged by his habitual recognition of a generous standard of conduct, by the undoubted purity and lofty justice of an administration which was never stained by selfish considerations or motives of personal rancour, 5 and finally by the calm 3 See Hebrew Religion, Messiah, Prophet.
The sensuality which characterized the period appears in it, but in a less coarse form than in the great work of Rabelais; and there is 'a poetical spirit which, except in rare instances, is absent from Pantagruel.
After an exhortation to the judges of the earth to put away evil counsels and thus avoid death, the author declares that God has made no kingdom of death on the earth, but ungodly men have made a covenant with it: certain sceptics (probably both Gentile and Jewish) holding this life to be brief and without a future, give themselves up to sensuality and oppress the poor and the righteous; but God created man to be immortal (ii.
Resistance to sensuality was one aspect of the struggle, and asceticism was not unknown.
in spite of the sultan's sensuality and of the efforts, temporarily successful, to supplant her in his favour, retained her ascendancy over him to the last.
An elder brother, who like himself was early turned out into the world to seek his own fortune, rose to command a brigade in the Mysore army, while Hyder, who never learned to read or write, passed the first years of his life aimlessly in sport and sensuality, sometimes, however, acting as the agent of his brother, and meanwhile acquiring a useful familiarity with the tactics of the French when at the height of their reputation under Dupleix.
That is the office of the purifying virtues, by which the soul is freed from sensuality and led back to itself, and thence to the nous.
Now, in so far as both Neoplatonism and the church dogmatic set out from the felt need of redemption, in so far as both sought to deliver the soul from sensuality and recognized man's inability without divine aid - without a revelation - to attain salvation and a sure knowledge of the truth, they are at once most intimately related and at the same time mutually independent.
But if the first human beings thus stood entirely under the dominion of the devil, the glorious spirits took them under their care from the very outset, sending aeons down to them (including Jesus), who instructed them regarding their nature, and in particular warned Adam against sensuality.
In the course of history the demons sought to bind men to themselves by means of sensuality, error and false religions (among which is to be reckoned above all the religion of Moses and the prophets), while the spirits of light carried on their process of distillation with the view of gaining the pure light which exists in the world.
But these good spirits can only save men by imparting to them the true gnosis concerning nature and her forces, and by calling them away from the service of darkness and sensuality.
Neither sect, it may be added, advocated sensuality pure and unfeigned - the Epicurean least of all.
In one of the Dialogues 2 instances are given - the desire for emancipation from sensuality, aspirations towards the attainment of love to others, the wish not to injure any living thing, the desire for the eradication of wrong and for the promotion of right dispositions in one's own heart, and so on.
This is not only insisted upon elsewhere in countless passages, but of the three cardinal sins in Buddhism (raga, dosa, moha) the last and worst is stupidity or dullness, the others being sensuality and ill-will.
The Ten Bonds are: (I) Delusion about the soul; (2) Doubt; (3) Dependence on good works; (4) Sensuality; (5) Hatred, illfeeling; (6) Love of life on earth; (7) Desire for life in heaven; (8) Pride; (9) Self-righteousness; (10) Ignorance.
Perhaps the most frequent in the Buddhist text is Arahatship," the state of him who is worthy "; and the one exclusively used in Europe is Nirvana, the" dying out "; that is, the dying out in the heart of the fell fire of the three cardinal sins - sensuality, ill-will and stupidity.'° The choice of this term by European writers, a choice made long before anyof the Buddhist canonical texts had been published or translated, has had a most unfortunate result.
The fruit of his long years of illness was a slender volume of lyrics, Gedichte (Stuttgart and Tubingen, 1851), good in form, but seldom inspired, and showing occasionally the influence of a morbid sensuality.
The Buddha says: "Those indeed are conquerors who, as I have now, have conquered the intoxications (the mental intoxication arising from ignorance, sensuality or craving after future life).
His selfishness, his cruelty, his ingratitude, his fierce hatred of criticism and opposition, his sensuality, had yet to be discovered by his subjects.
Little by little, however, jealous of power, yet incapable of exercising it to any purpose, he sank into a sensuality which became utterly shameless under the influence of his chief mistress the duchesse de Ch~teauroux.
Some of the close-ups are so close that they are literally brimming over with sensuality.
fleshly desires, by sensuality.
sensuality of form.
I love the sensuality you bring out in a woman.
They explore female sensuality, both in the nature of the forms themselves and in the way they feel when worn.
The High Priestess Reversed The Priestess reversed represents uncontrolled sensuality, conceit and a willingness to accept the superficial.
We use a primarily physical approach to enjoy the sensuality of language and the full-body experience of using our voices.
She's a fine actress who oozes sensuality, but she's also a convincing cop's wife.
A hand at the back of the head, such a similar gesture, can evoke the deliberate sensuality of lifting the hair.
What Madonna and others of her ilk do arises from their own sensuality and is carried by their charisma.
You can almost taste the pure sensuality of colors!
There's just no subsitute for the sheer sensuality of the direct experience.
Pleasure must be re-defined both politically and poetically: pleasure must be seen as more than mere sensuality.
The whole film is a journey in which the woman like moving sculpture, summons up an area of female sensuality.
Cerruti 1881 Amber is a magic potion of natural sensuality.
LÃ¶hr's work transports the viewer through the surface sensuality to a darker and more complex environment.
Seemingly weightless, the rope and woman merge into a symbiosis of sensuality and passion.
In accordance with primitive notions of analogy,3 which assume that it is possible to control or aid the powers of nature by the practice of "sympathetic magic" (see Magic), the cult of the baals and Ashtaroth was characterized by gross sensuality and licentiousness.
Perhaps the most frequent in the Buddhist text is Arahatship," the state of him who is worthy "; and the one exclusively used in Europe is Nirvana, the" dying out "; that is, the dying out in the heart of the fell fire of the three cardinal sins - sensuality, ill-will and stupidity.'Ã‚° The choice of this term by European writers, a choice made long before anyof the Buddhist canonical texts had been published or translated, has had a most unfortunate result.
The Moors are temperate in their diet and simple in their dress, though among the richer classes of the towns the women cover themselves with silks, gold and jewels, while the men indulge to excess their love of fine horses and splendid arms. The national fault is gross sensuality.
For these flashes of intuition, he holds, the soul should be prepared by tranquil repose and the subjugation of sensuality through abstinence.
All sensuality is one, though it takes many forms; all purity is one.
In the student sensuality is a sluggish habit of mind.
We discourse freely without shame of one form of sensuality, and are silent about another.
Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
Her masterful command of precious metals is reflected in a refined sensuality of form.
She 's a fine actress who oozes sensuality, but she 's also a convincing cop 's wife.
You can almost taste the pure sensuality of colors !
There 's just no subsitute for the sheer sensuality of the direct experience.
LÃ¶hr 's work transports the viewer through the surface sensuality to a darker and more complex environment.
The rich colors, textures and sensuality of the countryside translate well into any home.
The branding for the fragrances reflects her unique and vibrant personality and are advertised to play up their sensuality.
Whether you want to express your sensuality or create a body full of canvas art, you can find endless inspiration and solution in permanent cosmetic application.
Sensuality is a subjective term, so how you approach the composition of your sensual photography will depend on your own artistic aesthetic and how you want to market your work.
Other photographers use more explicit shots to express the concept of sensuality.
The 1950s saw the advent of nude photography and the exploration of women's sensuality.
Whether you are shooting starry-eyed newlyweds or a documenting the burgeoning belly of a mom-to-be, the feeling you want to capture is the same: sensuality.
Marilyn Monroe is considered one of the gold standards of beauty and sensuality on the big screen, but even though her beauty is still exalted today she would be hard pressed to get a job in modern Hollywood.
Behr teamed up with HBO to create jewelry that captures the sensuality, mystery, romance and danger of the True Blood world.
Goth can have a bad reputation because some of its adherents have used it as an excuse for violence, but true Goths know the difference between embracing the dark for its glamour and sensuality versus acting on violent impulses.
Sexy queen size lingerie provides the perfect way for plus size women to celebrate their sensuality in style.
They add softness and elegance to your look and heighten your aura of sensuality and mystery.
It's almost impossible to describe accurately with words, but watching professional ballroom dancers it is obvious and beautiful, adding a saucy sensuality to this dance.
By 1913 it had crossed the Atlantic again, hitting New York, but the U.S. had less tolerance for the sensuality and close body contact that typified the Argentinian style of tango.
This exciting new brand delivers bikinis in a unique blend of unabashed Brazilian sensuality and laid back California style.
Bar Refaeli: Bar has that "angel fallen from heaven" sort of look; a combination of innocence and sensuality that captivates you.
Traditionally, the masquerade aspect always allowed for sensuality and even eroticism.
The sensuality comes in planning, from the start, on enjoying every second to the utmost.
Possibly the hardest part of sensuality is that judgmental voice in your head that will try to second guess what you're doing - whether you're doing it well enough, good enough, or whether your body is pleasing enough.
You can find out more about how to increase the intimacy and sensuality of your sex life from a wide variety of sources.
You're also cursed with raw sensuality, so finding romantic partners is easier for you, although keeping them is more difficult without feeling trapped.
A Pisces man is an expert lover that recognizes sensuality is an artform to be explored and exploited.
In other tribes, the scars are thought to remain sensitive, increasing sensuality and erotic pleasure.
The lower back is an attractive area to many men, and decorating it can be a means of exploring ones sensuality.
In Greece, the image of the rose is heavily tied to creativity and romance as well as mystery, secrecy and erotic sensuality.
Most places that provide spaces for naked yoga men do so with an awareness of the sensuality of the experience.
The Dallas Naked Yoga for Men club, for example, intends "to provide an atmosphere of camaraderie, body-acceptance, and sensuality (not sexuality)."
The planet Venus represents sensuality and sexuality, and this Mudra is said to channel the sexual energy while balancing the glandular system of the body.
Silk or satin robes, on the other hand, are the height of sensuality.
Constructed out of luxurious Leavers lace adorned with beautiful Swarovski crystals, this collection successfully melds together sensuality and sophistication.
Part of the negativity surrounding cotton flannel nightgowns is their lack of sensuality, sophistication, allure, and so on.
If you're looking to optimize the sensuality in your nightgown purchase despite your craving for the warmth that flannel provides, check out the 36" Pink Kitty Cat Flannel Nightgown.
They have defined sensuality as closely as they've defined curves for at least two hundred years, and are still going strong.
Years ago I read about Baubo, the belly goddess who epitomizes female spiritual power, sensuality and sexuality.
Skirts that sit just below the waist flow well over the hips, adding to the overall sensuality created by the shaping.
Whatever it is, there is an exotic sensuality about it that appeals to our senses and basic animal instincts.
With its keyhole detail located at the very center of the bra, this look is stunning to look at and dripping with sensuality.
Adriana Lima: From her pouty lips and curvy frame to her Brazilian sensuality, she is one of the industry's top draws.
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Seducing your lover with a can't-refuse undergarment, adds spice, fun, sensuality, and excitement to your love life, definitely turning the heat up a notch or two.
What better for balancing function and sensuality than a see-through piece that can easily be paired with simple shorts or pajama bottoms in the privacy of your own home?
Stockings, in general, often feel and look very sensual, but when you add silk into the mix, that sensuality may become more readily apparent.
Women's lingerie is often sold with an eye towards sensuality and sexuality à la Victoria's Secret and Frederick's of Hollywood.
Take advantage of it and add a little beauty and sensuality to your night times.
You'll still get the comfort and the sensuality, and you'll probably get a much wider range of styles and colors.
Today's corset is generally much less restricting and worn more for fashion and sensuality than true whittling of the shape.
Most traditional lingerie sets seem to require movie scene-styled romance complete with the candlelight and soft music, but these shorts can inspire sensuality at any time.
This combination of stereotypical beauty and sensuality, combined with strength and commanding control of any situation, makes her a unique character that few people truly comprehend.
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