Marriage caused by bad karma?

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Marriage caused by bad karma?

Postby Luke » Mon May 18, 2009 11:04 pm

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... ingle.html

This article is from the Theravada point of view, but Mahayana is built on that. Would Mahayana Buddhists also agree that marriage is the result of bad karma? Does marriage really cause more suffering than other activities?

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Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 19, 2009 2:35 am

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Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

Postby thornbush » Tue May 19, 2009 2:42 am

Neither is it the Mahayana view.....mostly cultural and over-simplified versions of karma if some said yes to it...

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Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 20, 2009 2:41 am

Greetings Eternal Spirit,

Yes, your comments are a much more satisfactory and comprehensive response than that provided by Ajaan Fuang. In his defence though, I'm sure his response was situationally correct, albeit not comprehensively covering all situations in which the Buddha provided various perspectives.

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Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

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Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 21, 2009 12:21 am

Greetings Luke,

The Vinaya precludes marriage... all Theravada bhikkhus and bhikkhunis are celibate.

The suttas however don't just teach to monastics, they also contain teachings directed at lay practitioners such as those references by Eternal Spirit. More examples at http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=259

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Re: Marriage caused by bad karma?

Postby Dazzle » Thu May 21, 2009 8:07 am

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Here's an article that might be of general interest about family life from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective.

Dharma and Family Life - by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche


http://www.kagyu.org/ktd/densal/archive ... family.php


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