Homosexuality in India & Hindu Spirituality
Why is there such difficulty in accepting homosexuality in India and the Hindu tradition? As a culture that is otherwise so open and embracing, what is the issue with accepting our gay, bi-sexual or transgender sisters and brothers?
In beautiful words of love and support, Pujya Sadhviji congratulates one of her Indian viewers for the courageous step that he took in coming-out publicly as a gay man and explains that the core of the Hindu tradition – in teachings and rituals – is to go beyond the limitations and calls of the human body and to remember that we are Divine. So, whether heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual, moving beyond sensual matters is an essential element in spiritual growth. Hence, a significant reason for what seems to be discrimination towards the gay community.
Pujya Sadhviji lovingly encourages the young man who asked the question to open his heart even further, to not apologize for who he is, to know that he is just perfect, however God has created him, and to be a light of understanding for those that would condemn him.