Thank you for looking that up! Despite my great affection for Vasubandhu, I only made it through Vol I of de la Vallee Poussin's Abhidharmakosabhasya. Maybe I'll finish it some day.Huifeng wrote: If you have the English translation by Prude, of de la Vallee Poussin's French of the Abhidharma kosa bhasya, it is Vol II, pp. 651ff.
I never had the chance to meet Master Hsuan Hua, but have had a fair amount of contact with his organisation (DRBA) and disciples. When the monks/nuns of my acquaintance were asked about the acceptability of gay relationships, their response was almost exactly the same as:
I also haven't heard them say anything at all about homosexuality unless asked. I think they don't really much care, or don't want to talk about it.Huifeng wrote:Probably he'd still say that any sort of marriage relationship is a bond to samsara and an obstruction to liberation. Still, not at all some instant ticket to hell, or anything like that. One could still practice the path as a lay person, and make a fair degree of progress.
In other words, same as any other marriage! haha!