A Happy Married Life: A Buddhist Perspective

[A very small excerpt.  If interested, you can read the entire discourse at the link below.]

John J. Robinson in his book Of Suchness gives the following advice on love, sex and married life:

“Be careful and discreet; it is much easier to get married than unmarried.

If you have the right mate, it’s heavenly; but if not, you live in a twenty-four-hour daily hell that clings constantly to you, it can be one of the most bitter things in life.

Life is indeed strange. Somehow, when you find the right one, you know it in your heart. It is not just an infatuation of the moment. But the powerful urges of sex drive a young person headlong into blind acts and one cannot trust his feelings too much. This is especially true if one drinks and get befuddled; the most lousy slut in a dark bar can look like a Venus then, and her charms become irresistible.

Love is much more than sex though; it is the biological foundation between a man and a woman; love and sex get all inter-twined and mixed up.”

via A Happy Married Life: A Buddhist Perspective.

2 thoughts on “A Happy Married Life: A Buddhist Perspective

    • Absotutely! On the other hand, we can’t overlook the fact that neither has the ongoing capacity to be “right” all or even most of the time, and that “happy and successful” are unrealistic goals. How you would phrase what is possible and more probable would not likely be printed up in the wedding program as the vows. Expectations that are more realistic might lead to more “success” when it comes to marriage.

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