Interesting piece from Darren Littlejohn:

Many people still see Buddhists only as robe-wearing monastics who have given up worldly things like sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. But there are different kinds of Buddhists. Some are celibate renunciates like the Dalai Lama. When asked on a recent TV interview if he ever thought about women, he said he doesn’t because he’s a monk, though occasionally he does notice a beautiful woman. As a monk, the Dalai Lama has taken vows that prohibit sex, partly because it can lead to attachment which is a distraction from the spiritual path. But other kinds of Buddhists are young, single and sexually active. Some are married. And some are “wild yogis” who don’t even look like Buddhists.

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