Rinpoche’s father on becoming a monk or getting married

Rinpoche’s father on becoming a monk or getting married

Especially when I was seventeen, eighteen, I was very much – relationship, love, ahh. It is like, it is like a, such a disgusting thing to do. Because I was also trained and brought up in a monastic, partly monastic, where there was also a lot of ordained monks. I guess maybe that is the influence. So then I went to my father, I asked him: You know I think I am going to get ordination. I think I want to become a monk. He looked at me and said: Well, do whatever you like. But if you are asking me, between getting married and becoming a – becoming a monk and getting married, they are equally difficult. And he said, he said a lot of things, he said: Well, at least in the marriage situation you will be less hypocritical. And that was good. That was very good advice I think.

Love and Relationships, Singapore April 2012 (podcast 18)

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