ItsRaining wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:34 pm
markatex wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 am
I got nothing.
I’m a gay man, so I’m sure the Confucianists wouldn’t be thrilled with me, and that the MRA people wouldn’t be either, so I’m not exactly sympathetic to their cause, as it were.
I don't think Confucious himself had anything against gay people. The only place gay people and Confucious come up together is when he wrote a eulogy praising a pair of gay lovers who died in battle.
Do you happen to know the source text for this?
Perhaps it is just my own cynicism, but I don't think the whole story is being communicated here.
For instance, there is a difference between praising love between two men and praising their homosexual relationship.
Like this is the uncreated, like this is that which is difficult to realize, with no moving, no bending, no dying. Utterly lacking secretions and smothered in the dark, it is the island shore. Where there is ferrying, it is the crossing. It is dependency's ceasing, it is the end of circulating transmissions. It is the exhaustion of the flame, it is the ending of the burning. Flowing openly, pure and cool, with secret subtlety, and calm occultation, lacking ailment, lacking owning, nirvāṇa.
Asaṁskṛtadharmasūtra, Sermon on the Uncreated Phenomenon, T99.224b7, Saṁyuktāgama 890