--- 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 domestic > 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 children > who went into the family business. Same with most of them. The concept of > celibate faggery is mostly Catholic priests. > Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today! Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/