It has been mentioned on this and other threads that married life provides unique opportunities of spiritual growth that might be difficult for a single person to obtain. Could you give some examples?
Alex123 wrote:Hello Ben, all,
like Craig I am a bit perplexed by the (hopefully only) apparent inconsistency.
On one hand we have LOTS of suttas (of which I provided only few random ones) that talk about the necessity of sense restraint and all,
and on the other hand there are those householder suttas.
I think any inconsistency goes away when one realises that sense restraint is the cause, or else the result, of attaining the two last paths and fruits - anagami and arahatta. Stream-entry is more about attaining right view which can be done as a householder or bhikkhu.