--- You are right, a lot of preist do get married along the way. And 
if you get married you better know how to make your wife come.
But there is a pretty big diff between the Zen and Catholic views on 
sex. Celibacy in the Buddhist sense is a commitment to the truth, not 
seeking happiness outside of oneself; not a sense that sex is immoral. 
Spouses create a lot of distractions for a monk, although some strike 
the balance.

Hopefully zen did make them better lovers.  Guy

In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Al" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> From: "anatmanwave" ---I would think a Zen master would cast aside 
the world
> of mara. It's also reffered to as home leaving, not seeking the 
> lifestyle
> but the monastic. >
> I got some bad news for you, sunshine. Most Zen masters are married 
and have
> a few kids. Shunryu Suzuki came from a line of Zen monks and had 
> who went into the family business. Same with most of them. The 
concept of
> celibate faggery is mostly Catholic priests.

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