Re: confusion about "non-attachment"
Date: April 17, 2009 07:18PM
Non attachement in the buddhist sense means (in a nutshell), that there is no permanence in human life, everything changes all the time. The clinging to what has changed or to what is gone causes suffering. Now this has to be seen in the WHOLE of the buddist teaching : compassion, interdependence, caring about all living beings, not deliberatily harming any living being, not causing suffering to others, commitment etc...
Most all verses of the bible, the koran and most buddhist precepts can be used to justify anything.
In my experience, people (whether gay or hetero) who sleep around, are doing this because they want to sleep around without making a commitment, not because they are practicing non attachement.