Yes but what the Buddha taught is not Indian cultural norms.
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And Buddhists have the lowest reproductive rate among all the religious (and I think non-religious) groups. Kind of
backs up my point that Islam is a
fertility religion whilst the Dhamma is not.
Then, ultimately, Buddhism has no future because gay Buddhists won't repopulate white European society.
Gay men are 5% or less of
the population. Gay Buddhists even less. But regardless, I am fine with the Dhamma dying out
again if it means that all Buddhists today are able to practice celibacy. I’m not a
But he did. Its literally written in the suttas & the commentaries as the only way recommand
He advised for parents to arrange good marriages within the cultural norm of
arranged marriage. That was how marriage was done back then, and he advised how best to do it.
In five ways, young householder, the parents thus ministered to as the East by their children, show their compassion:
(i) they restrain them from evil,
(ii) they encourage them to do good,
(iii) they train them for a profession,
(iv) they arrange a suitable marriage,
(v) at the proper time they hand over their inheritance to them.
“they arrange a suitable marriage
The Dhammic emphasis is the suitable part, less the institution of
arranged marriages itself.