David N. Snyder wrote:It doesn't sound like he would make a good monk, due to interpersonal problems that might arise as the Venerable noted. Also the struggles with sensual desires would most likely effect his time as a monk.
It doesn't sound like he is much of a good husband either. If he is repeatedly violating the third precept, that is not fair to you and it is possibly putting you in danger. He could be spreading an STD (or worse) to you. I admire your compassion and patience, but be sure to take care of yourself too.
atraveller wrote:Thank you everyone for your kindness! Befreind - thanks for the information on Tara Brach. Reflection - I think your point re equanimity might be very useful. It may be the balancing point for manic depression. I was wondering does anyone know a meditation technique for equanimity/upekkha? I've not see this meditation been practiced actively.
atraveller wrote:I care for him deeply and would hate to see his downfall. There is an amazing side to him - and he may have made a great monk under very different circumstances. But we are where we are now.
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