I have a rather complicated question. Hopefully I can articulate it…
How is one to “keep custody of the eyes”? When I see an attractive woman, must I avert my eyes? How much looking is too much looking?
Does it depend on your intentions? If one’s thoughts are sexual in nature, surely one should avert his eyes. But what if one is merely admiring?
Or is it good to admire and thank God for such beauty – as you would when viewing a beautiful landscape or something?
I guess my question is this: what are the parameters of your understanding of “keeping custody of the eyes”?