MeditationMeditation for PeaceWhy is Soliciting Prostitute a SinWhy is Soliciting Prostitute a SinAt this time, the number of people with AIDS is increasing. One reason for this increase is that most young men believe so liciting a prostitute is not morally wrong because they believe it is not sexual misconduct when it is consensual. One of men’s most common flawed ways of thinking is: “What is wrong with soliciting a prostitute?”Buddhism’s teachings clearly indicate that the question of whether soliciting a prostitute is wrong is not determined on the grounds of the Precepts (sila), but falls under the concept of the roads leading to ruin (Apayamukha)."Apay?" means a form of deterioration, disaster or something that does not lead to prosperity.“Mukha” means face, form or gateway.So Apayamukha means a gateway to deterioration, disaster and damage.Any man, single or married, who solicits a prostitute, no matter under what circumstances, has an appearance tainted with deterioration, disaster and damage. From this moment on, no matter what he does, people around him will view him with suspicion.The man is cultivating a bad habit, an attitude of looking down upon women.Once married, he will use this bad habit on his wife.1) Does he have AIDS? Most people know that whenever a person becomes involved with prostitutes, sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS inevitably flollow him. Also, he will wonder repeatedly if he has contracted AIDS.2) A good person will view that man as someone who disgraces women.3) The man is cultivating a bad habit, an attitude of looking down upon women. Once married, he will use this bad habit on his wife.4) Unnecessary waste of money. We can say that a man is spending money to purchase deterioration, disaster and damage for himself. It would be more beneficial to give the money to his mother so she can make more merit.Therefore, monks remind us:“if you are about to spend money to solicit a prostitute, please think about your mother and how much she endured raising you to this day. Now that her children are able to support themselves, they should give her money to make more merit that will follow her to future lifetimes. There are mothers who raise their children to the point where they use up all their savings and run out of time to accrue more merits for themselves”.Luang Phaw reminds us that if we continue teaching and educating others, there is hope that rape, sexual misconduct, and killing cause by sexual desires and lusts will decrease substantially. Also the increasing problems from prostitutes and AIDS will disappear from Thailand and the world. The people of Thailand will gain a great deal of merit.
Why is Soliciting Prostitute a Sin
At this time, the number of people with AIDS is increasing. One reason for this increase is that most young men believe so liciting a prostitute is not morally wrong because they believe it is not sexual misconduct when it is consensualDhamma Articles > Meditation Articles and Techniques > Meditation for Peace
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