Talk:LGBT topics and Taoism
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This argument has some serious issues. One thing that popped out for me was the description of the Zhuangzi and Dao De Jing as "The Taoist Holy Books". These two books are never given this honorific title in Daoism... if you want to talk about Daoist scriptures, you'll need to consider the Daozang as a whole, which goes far beyond these two books. TheEvilPanda (talk) 06:58, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Re: "Homosexuality on the other hand is the union of two yins or two yangs meaning that nothing is lost or gained."
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- Other religions sometimes assert that a homosexual, bisexual or androgynous person contains both the forces of male and female within them (i.e yin and yang) and is therefore complete person within themselves. Are there any similar views within taoism? Singlewordedpoem 06:20, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
If traditional Taoists believe monks and nuns (who purportedly do not engage in sex) have the potential to become one with the Tao, then heterosexuality must not be a requirement to follow the Tao.Shedsan 15:16, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
- Yes, for those traditions that have celibate religious communities, nuns and monks may be seen to be neither heterosexual nor homosexual. They aspire to transcend sexuality. A Taoist priest however is expected to contain their sexuality within marriage (=a monagamous heterosexual relationship). ntennis 02:44, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
In Taoism, male homosexuality is forbidden, on the premise that anal intercourse between two male is seen as adamging from the energetic point of view. Female homosexuality is seen as possible and positive. It is called "cleaning the mirrors", and it is said to help the yin. Interesting although it is anal intercourse between two men to be forbidden. Anal intercourse between a men and a women is accepted. Even if it is the women being active with a sex toy or similar. This because although the men is receiving, energeticly it is still the man to be yang and the woman to be yin. There are many sources for this. I personally got the whole story from a Bruce Kumar Frantzis workshop.
Written like an essay
This article is written like an essay. Could it not be pared down to the basics and merged back into taoism?Lotusduck 05:17, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
- I think there is some interest from homosexual people to have a series of pages that deal specifically on how homosexuality is seen in the various religions. Hopefully in time this entry shall widen up.
It should be noted that Taoist views also allow for men with considerable feminine energy and women with considerable masculine energy. As such, a woman with such masculine energy engaging in heterosexual intercourse would be harmful to the male. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:44, 22 July 2009 (UTC)