Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

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Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Postby rory » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:01 am

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The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
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Postby Son of Buddha » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:52 pm

Gotta agree with rory

Also the Nirvana sutra and Lotus sutra leaves no room for discrimination of gender.

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Postby Nemo » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:36 pm

Soon in North America it won't be an issue. Discrimination against homosexuals was a not even acceptable in the(Canadian) Army. We didn't tell some of the older guys about a marriage on base though. That generation is quickly disappearing if you know what I mean. After that there will be very few drawbacks to being gay. The old "disturbing the channels" argument rings rather hollow compared to things that disturb them much more like arguing with your spouse over the credit card bill or flirting with a coworker.

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Well and truly said remm. :bow: :bow: :bow:
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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"Once delusion is extinguished, your wisdom naturally arises and you don’t differentiate suffering and joy. Actually, this joy and this suffering, they are the same."

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A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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