YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful? - Page 3 - Dhamma Wheel

Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
User avatar
ground
Posts: 2591
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:01 am

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby ground » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:00 am


alan
Posts: 2812
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:14 am
Location: Miramar beach, Fl.

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby alan » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:20 am

The Suttas make it clear that sensual indulgences are detrimental.

User avatar
ground
Posts: 2591
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:01 am

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby ground » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:06 am


5heaps
Posts: 334
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:19 am

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby 5heaps » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:54 am

A Japanese man has been arrested on suspicion of writing a computer virus that destroys and replaces files on a victim PC with manga images of squid, octopuses and sea urchins. Masato Nakatsuji, 27, of Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, was quoted as telling police: "I wanted to see how much my computer programming skills had improved since the last time I was arrested."

User avatar
Lazy_eye
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Laurel, MD
Contact:

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Lazy_eye » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:56 am


Sanghamitta
Posts: 1614
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am
Location: By the River Thames near London.

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:12 am

I think any spritual path that causes its practitioners to view marriage and by extension, parenthood or son or daughterhood as an " illness " needs to have a good long look at itself.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

User avatar
Spiny O'Norman
Posts: 851
Joined: Sat May 23, 2009 8:46 am
Location: Suffolk, England

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Spiny O'Norman » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:17 am


User avatar
Lazy_eye
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Laurel, MD
Contact:

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Lazy_eye » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:16 pm

Last edited by Lazy_eye on Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:58 pm, edited 18 times in total.

chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby chownah » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:25 pm


Sanghamitta
Posts: 1614
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am
Location: By the River Thames near London.

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:10 pm

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

Sanghamitta
Posts: 1614
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am
Location: By the River Thames near London.

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:12 pm

What you have described is common practice in the UK too Chownah,,people take the 8 precepts for a day, and some of them wear white for that duration.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

Individual
Posts: 1970
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:19 am

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Individual » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:23 pm

Some people here seem to correctly understand the Pali text as it was written, while others engage in penetrative wisdom.
The best things in life aren't things.


User avatar
Spiny O'Norman
Posts: 851
Joined: Sat May 23, 2009 8:46 am
Location: Suffolk, England

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Spiny O'Norman » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:37 am


User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:15 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 4346
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Do Buddhists believe sex is a negative thing or unskillful?

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:31 am



Return to “Connections to Other Paths”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Kim OHara, Majestic-12 [Bot] and 17 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine