Rules about buddhist dating
The age-old "Eastern" moral virtues and values are being gradually eroded in the face of these influences.Practices unheard of and never carried out by the older generation have become common place among young people today.Doubtless, very often it is tension and stress that creates problems in many a marriage.If a proper analysis is made into the root causes of such social problems as pre-marital sex, teenage pregnancies, unhappy marriages and divorces, child-abuse and wife-battering, we inevitably discover that it is due mainly to selfishness and lack of patience, tolerance and mutual understanding.On behalf of the Buddhist Missionary Society I wish to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to many of our devoted members for all the help and services rendered in the preparation of this book. Vijaya Samarawickrama for undertaking the editorial work, Mr. Chong Hong Choo for their valuable assistance and Mr. Tan Teik Beng JSM, SMS, KMN, PKT Vice President, Buddhist Missionary Society Former Director, Department of Education, Selangor.20 December 1986 From the Buddhist point of view, marriage is neither holy nor unholy.
Before long, we find ourselves on the threshold of adulthood, the crucial time in our life when we look for a suitable life-partner to begin a relationship that will put to the test all the qualities that we have acquired earlier in life.
Although all religions provide advice and guidelines for their adherents to practice in order to attain happiness in life, more often than not, these advices and guidelines are ignored owing to man's craving, hatred and illusion.
Many people who experienced frustrations and sufferings hope and pray to find happiness for present life and here after; others, though enjoying a large measure of happiness on earth, are still not contented and crave for eternal bliss in heaven after leaving this world.
From time immemorial, man has been preoccupied with the pursuit of happiness in life, from the cradle to the grave.
He works and struggles very hard to attain happiness, very often without knowing exactly what happiness means because of his ignorance of the nature of life.
In the Sigalovada Sutta, the Buddha gives good advice on how to maintain peace and harmony in the home between husband and wife in order to achieve a happy married life.