The Taego Order also discriminates against women, anyone of the age of 50, the disabled, and gay people.
Male monks can marry but female monks in the Taego Order must be celibate.
Gay & Lesbian people must never get married or have any relationships.
No one who has any kind of physical limitation may be a Taego monk.
And no one over the age of 50 is allowed, either.
Discrimination and double standards have no place in Western Buddhism.
You can read more about the discriminatory Taego Order at the two links below:http://openskyzen.blogspot.com/2011/05/ ... -monk.htmlhttp://zenmastermayhem.blogspot.com/201 ... r-its.html
Well, this particular Order aside, a couple of points about the rules for bhiksus and bhiksunis of any tradition,
according to the Vinaya established by the Blessed One Himself:
NO bhikkhu can have any physical / sexual relationship, be it straight, gay, or otherwise.
That's the very first Vinaya rule, by the way. And for good reason.
Moreover, the original reason for having restrictions on physical limitations in the Sangha, is one of who is to look after those people?
While obviously this is not the general rule
, it is unfair to expect other monastics to look after them when they themselves have dedicated themselves to the path.
Likewise for those who are elderly.
There is also the danger of people entering the Order simply for the sake of such assistance and help.