Buddhists are expected to follow the civil laws regarding marriage laid out by their respective governments. While the ceremony itself is civil, many Buddhists obtain the blessing from monks at the local temple after the marriage is completed. Not to be contented with one’s own wife, and to be seen with harlots and the wives of others — this is a cause of one’s downfall. Being past one’s buddhist dating, to take a young wife and to be unable to sleep for jealousy of her — this is a cause of one’s downfall.
All schools, including the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Buddhism, consider compassion, love and kindness at the centre of Buddhist practice and therefore love of all kind is seen as accepted. Too many people in the West have given up on marriage. Buddhist perspective varies widely depending on the local culture. Buddhism has no restrictions on divorce. Guide to Buddhism A to Z. Lengthy review of Buddhist views on married life in relation to the western world. This page was last edited on 11 December 2017, at 23:39.
A distinctive form of Buddhism evolved in Korea. This was facilitated by the geographical location and cultural conditions. The first two temples Seongmunsa and Ilbullansa were built in 375 on the order of the king. Buddhism soon became the national religion of Goguryeo. The Baekje Kingdom, on the other hand, flourished under the influence of Buddhism.
This eventually led to the establishment of Buddhism in Japan. Heungnyunsa was built, where any commoner could become a monk. The study of scriptures was greatly highlighted. Throughout the country pagodas and other Buddhist structures were built. In late Goryeo, Buddhism became linked with corruption of the regime. A great number of monks were involved in politics.