Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche talks about Homosexuality and Buddhism

Justin Whitaker
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Just um, this interesting question of sexual orientation, like gays and lesbians, what to do with, you know, how does this sort of fit with Bhutanese sort of Buddhist world? And I would like to speak [about] this a little bit.
In Buddhism, as Shantideva said (in Tibetan): wisdom is the most important [thing]. All the others [are] secondary.

So, what I want to say is that therefore your sexual orientation has nothing to do with understanding or not understanding the truth. You could be gay, you could be lesbian, you could be straight, we never know which one will get enlightened first. Probably lesbians. We never know.
He later compared sexual orientation to cheese, saying, “you know, some people like cottage cheese and some people like Swiss cheese. It’s a bit like that, really. And some people like both. And why not?”

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