A Shared Vision of Sexuality…

An interesting post from the “Butally Honest” blog.

These are quotes from the Dalai Lama, arguably the most public presence of Buddhism in the world, regarding sexuality and they are
in remarkable agreement with traditional Christianity on these
topics.

There is a deep wisdom in what we claim about sexuality, a wisdom that we share with virtually all faith traditions, a wisdom rooted deeply in the human conciousness. Forms may differ but the basic concept is the same and it suggests something primeval, something pre-religious or prehistorical about our wisdom. That Muslims and Buddhists and Jews and Christians and Animists who differ on so many things agree on the sacred nature and normativity of heterosexual marriage speaks to this primal sensibility.

This is why we can approach these issues with pastoral care and confidence. We have no need to be afraid either of what we believe or those who would differ from us. Time, and the wisdom of humanity over the ages expressed in the precepts of faith, is on our side.


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