Regardless of how much education or status you may have, engaging in homosexual behavior is intolerable to the world. Why? It is because you have flouted the natural order of creation, the laws of yin and yang, the norm.
If homosexuality becomes legal, then the human race will vanish. Why will it vanish? Heaven will punish us.
Andrew108 wrote:His ideas on Homosexuality are extreme but also common in the sense that they were culturally conditioned. But his idea of dharma was really scary:
''How should we cultivate? We must first let go of our desires and put and end to love.
That is, people should avoid having too close or too distant of a relationship.
Being too distant and you're not liked; being too close and you're being emotional,
which means that you cannot cultivate.''
Compare this with Dilgo Kyentse's 'Dzogchen Prctice in Everyday Life'
''The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and
openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing
everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that
one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself.''
Andrew108 wrote:Nighthawk wrote:Andrew, general Mahayana has always been the path of renunciation. Nothing scary about that.
That ain't renunciation. That ain't Mahayana.
Blue Garuda wrote:There are many threads about the topic, but I haven't seen anything conclusively linked to Shakyamuni.
plwk wrote:There was an old thread on the now defunct E-Sangha as I recall which had a similar topic and some posters were saying that many of these alleged sayings and quotes that are propped up even on sites promoting the late Master's teachings are 'unverifiable' and best to contact the main monastery site to confirm these attributed statements' veracity and under what context. Site is http://cttbusa.org/
Another related on the issue is an infamous booklet distributed in my part of the world is found here
Uh huseng, have you forgotten that Master Hsuan Hua has strong Confucian/Chinese cultural values in him? It's not uncommon for the Chinese with traditional background in Confucian mores to remark or even think of 'Heaven' as an agent of check and balance...
Andrew108 wrote:But his idea of dharma was really scary:
''How should we cultivate? We must first let go of our desires and put and end to love'
gyougan wrote:One more proof that true Buddhist masters are nearly extinct.
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