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.
In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.
胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8