Just thought I'd look at this thread to see what everyone elses reasons are for not ordaining. I think everybodys posts cover why I havent. I think we have to be true to ourselves and realise that the lay life can be a very strong attachment - it is for me, and although I may think that when my family commitments are reduced, I will ordain - I am still not sure if I am kidding myself.
On another subject :-
Freawaru wrote:What I want to say is that I would not call anyone an arahat who cannot stay aware and knowing just because body and mind are in a state of orgasm. Or just because there is a baby that needs to be attended to and there is nobody else. How should that be Liberation? But as the suttas state that arahats are celibates the term "celibate" cannot possibly refer to it's every-day biological meaning.
Freawaru, are you implying that Arahants have sex or engage in sexual activity. The Buddha states in one of the suttas that craving can be overcome by craving and conceit by conceit etc. However in regard to the sexual act the Blessed One has advised the destruction of the bridge.http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.159.than.html
If you want to read the Buddhas explanation of celibacy it is found here :- AN 7 47, the sutta actually mentions coitus in regard to celibacy. Celibacy is to be celibate regarding the sexual act and sexual activity.