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Is homosexuality a sin?

I'm shocked at some of the responses here - to try to twist the precepts of Buddhism to condemn something that one finds personally abhorrent is counter to everything The Buddha taught. Yes, allowing ...
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Infidelity in marriage

You don't need to have sex to be healthy and well. Otherwise, most Buddhist monks should be sick. Cheating breaks the 3rd precept. That is bad Karma for you. Whether your wife agrees or not, ...
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Sexual Coersion within a Sangha

There is no way around it. Sexual coercion and abuses (minor or otherwise) are reprehensible and they should be addressed. For you to have compassion is wholesome, but it should not prevent you from ...
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Is homosexuality a sin?

it's not a sin for the simple reason that a concept of sin is alien to the Dhamma, if anything it would be an unskillful, impure act on the basis of sexual misconduct description from the Nikayas it'...
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Is this sexual misconduct?

The Noble Eightfold path comprises three practices: wisdom, ethics and immersion. It takes wisdom to ask about ethics. A good source of ethics is MN8. In particular, some of the following ...
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Buddhism and fornication

There are four conditions for wrong conduct in sexual pleasures. There must be a man or woman with whom it is improper to have sexual intercourse. There must be intention to have sexual intercourse ...
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Husband has sexual activity with other woman with the consent of wife

It does not break the third precept if the husband has the wife's willful(not forced) consent. It's somewhat similar to kings having more than one queen. Having said that, there is no such thing as ...
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If sex is prohibited, how do we survive?

Sex is prohibited for monks and nuns If you are not observing higher precept like 8 or 10 precepts sex is not prohibited for lay person. Lay person has only to adhere to 5 Precepts. This prohibits ...
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Is homosexuality a sin?

1st of all Buddhism does not prohibit or have anything against being gay. But Hethorosexuality is unwholsome as it is rooted in desire, though lay people may engage in such activities, within Sila. ...
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Does Buddhism have an answer to disturbing sexual fantasies?

Ways of Denourishing of Sensual Desire. Asubha reflextion, refextion on the ugly of the body behind skin, hair, nails, reflecting the backwards of sensuality. Watching the dogs on the street... [...
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What is meant by unchastity is the taint in a woman?

IMO "woman's stain" is a mistranslation (or at best gives the wrong impression). The whole chapter (of the Dhammapada) is about ways in which the audience (e.g. you or me) may be stained (or ...
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The Noble Eightfold Path for monks and for lay disciples?

OP: Does it imply that lay followers still engaging in the sexual act while monks giving it up are both following the Noble eightfold path ? Or would there be yet a reason for such a distinction in ...
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Sexual Misconduct involving Breast (Women)?

-- Officer, I was only going a little over the speed limit To understand misconduct, we need to understand the reason for the rules we adopt. The rules are guides on our journey to letting go of ...
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Marriage and porn

Donating porn/nude arts, women to men for evil purposes, bulls for cows to breed, alcohol and arranging dances(probably sexually arousing) are considered evil charity which are sinful. So clearly porn ...
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What is meant by unchastity is the taint in a woman?

I realize that this text is translated, therefore, this may not be an accurate comment, but I respectfully suggest that in the text the woman is passive to the misconduct (receives it), but in the ...
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Intentional or unintentional sexual thoughts

Random thoughts (like random sexual thoughts) don't collect much bad karma. Intentional and deliberate thoughts generate karma. Habitual intentional thoughts accumulate karma. Now, you are feeling ...
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Sexual Misconduct involving Breast (Women)?

In the Pali canon, sensual (or sexual) misconduct as one of the five precepts is defined as: He misconducts himself in sensual pleasures; he has intercourse with women who are protected by their ...
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Infidelity and Forgiveness guidance

It is possible that there are answers directly in scripture relating to your situation. If there are, I am not aware of them. There is some guidance that is in the spirit of Buddhist awareness ...
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Infidelity and Forgiveness guidance

According to the Buddha, confessing one's misdeed, seeing the fault and blameworthiness in that misdeed, and resolving not to transgress again is considered a maturing, a growth in a person. So too is ...
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If sex is prohibited, how do we survive?

So the real question is what a person needs. It's either the continuance of the Human Race or being free from personal Suffering. Before anything else let's look at what Lord Buddha said about Humans. ...
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Did the Buddha talk about karma and sexual misconduct independent of the lay precepts

Ask yourself if the misconduct will bring about less suffering for any being. Bring yourself to be honest with the person you wronged, take on their burdens. Only once the suffering is forgiven will ...
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