“Sexual pressure, sexual desire, actually, I think is short-period satisfaction and, often, that leads to more complication,” the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

“Naturally as a human being…some kind of desire for sex comes, but then you use human intelligence to make comprehension that those relationships are always full of trouble,” he added.

He also said that the “consolation” in celibacy is that although “we miss something, but at the same time, compare whole life, it’’s better, more independence, more freedom.”

Source: Sex spells trouble, says Dalai Lama (Newspost) via Japundit


2 thoughts on “Dalai Lama: Sex = Trouble

  1. Well it sounds from his emphasis on “those” relationships he’s not talking about happily married people right?

    Or even couples who are happy together. (sex before marriage doesn’t bother me)

    But rather relationships where the main focus is sex.

    I’ll agree with him on that because any lasting, fulfilling relationship should be based on more.

    But I do believe it is an important part of a relationship too and isn’t something that has to be troublesome.

    Its a wonderful way to experience closeness with your significant other, another way to express your love, your feelings.\

    But like I said, one of many ways 🙂

  2. Thank you for your detailed reply, Sakura 🙂

    As you correctly point out, it can be a wonderful way to strengthen the bonds of the relationships and there has to be more to relationship than just lust.

    His emphasis is on non-attachment. This sentence illustrates it well: “Too much attachment towards your children, towards your partner,” was “one of the obstacles or hindrances of peace of mind,” he said.

    It really depends what your goals in life are. If you pursue happiness then a good family relationship will be helpful. However, if spiritual values are more important to you, then his advice will be especially helpful. Regardless of the situation, we should always remember that this too shall pass.

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