Wesley1982 wrote:Choosing celibacy for the sake of your ordination requirements is an admirable vow to keep.
Oh for sure.
However H.H. the Dalai Lama implies that a monk could enter into physical sexual union with a Karmamudra, and still keep their vow of chastity, as long as they refrain from reaching the orgasm:
H.H. the Dalai Lama wrote:"Actually, [...] the sexual organ is utilized, but the energy movement which is taking place is, in the end, fully controlled.
"The energy should never be let out.
"This energy must be controlled and eventually returned to other parts of the body.
"And here we can see there is a kind of special connection with celibacy."
- The Heart of the Buddha's Path by H.H. the Dalai Lama
Although it is said that before a monk can do this, that they should first be able to bring the Vayu or Winds into the Central Channel through Kumbhaka or Tummo practice.
Wesley1982 wrote:That's why most people marry; - and a smaller percentage of married couples actually fullfill their original vows in the long-run. Consider the divorce rate
Hence the importance of Yogas for sublimation or transmutation such as Kumbhaka, Pranayama, Tummo, Yantra Yoga, Tsa-Lung, etc.; as it is said that these Yoga or Tantra practices can help a lot to keep the Sexual Vayus under control, so that one can make sure that there's more than only physical attraction, so that one does not just jump right into a marriage simply out of sexual attachment/craving.