Gurudev, the Shaiva Sidhhanta (an ancient school of spirituality and scriptures that elaborate on achieving liberation through practices dedicated to Lord Shiva) says that by increasing the virility (maintaining abstinence) can lead to self-realization. We thought that being peaceful leads us to the divine. Can we attain divinity with passion too?
One needs both passion and awareness, and one also needs stability and peace. Life is multi-faceted, it has both dynamism and stillness. All these are needed.