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Post time 2018-6-18 09:37:15 |Display all floors

A leading Taoist priest and nun stirred controversy after it was revealed they had been secretly married for more than a decade and have a 15-year-old son together.

Ke Yuanli, the current abbot of Zhenjun Monastery, confirmed to media he married Zeng Yuanhui, 53, president of Taoism Association of Yueyang county, Hunan Province in 2002 after their relationship was leaked on social media.  

Ke and Zeng are of the Quanzhen order of Taoism, which requires celibacy, said Huang Zhi'an, president of the Taoist Association of Hunan Province.

However, Ke said that Chinese law does not prohibit Taoist priests and nuns from marrying and said it was an issue of "personal beliefs," and that some couples practice the religion together to "cultivate their minds," reported.   

"We have a marriage certificate, birth certificate and even obtained a one-child certificate. Our son turns 15 this year and will sit the high school entrance examinations soon," Ke told China Morning Newspaper.

Luo Fang, a senior official of Hunan National Religious Affairs Committee, told media that China's religious authorities only manage matters involving national interests and social public interests.

Marriage among Taoist priests is a matter to be handled internally by the Chinese Taoist Association, said Luo. (Global Times)

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Post time 2018-6-18 13:42:06 |Display all floors
OK, they married good for them
Human lives mean nothing when the western warmongers see a bigger gain through war

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Post time 2018-6-21 14:24:00 |Display all floors
Don't be fooled by those wolves in monk's clothing!  They get rich deceiving their followers and jet around the world on holidays instead of praying in the temple.

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Post time 2018-6-21 16:28:18 |Display all floors
This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-6-21 16:34

There are two schools of Taoism. One is Quan Yi which bans marriage of its formal practicers, and the other school of which I forgot the name allows its formal practicers get married.

Taoism believes the balance between Ying and Yang. And Ying and Yang must co-exist. Either single Ying or Yang can't survive as Daode Jing says.

Females are  Ying, and Males are Yang. Why shouldn't its disciples be allowed to get married? I think that distorts the philosophy of Taoism.

In the graph of Taiji  Ying and Yang intertwine together. That can be interpreted as the marriage of two genders in my understanding.

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Post time 2018-6-21 18:58:09 |Display all floors
This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-6-21 18:59

Taoists are great.

They can drive away the demons that possess the bodies of people's. The body of my neighbour Wolfgang has been possessed by the demon.

Wolfgang always loiters around our community all day and all night  long, hunting witches in his illusion. Sichizophrenic. Hope the Taoist can help him.

Wuliang shouzun!

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Post time 2018-6-21 21:43:21 |Display all floors
both them Taoists probalbly are child abusers

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Post time 2018-6-22 08:19:07 |Display all floors
Global Times and China Daily are like KFC vs McDonalds, or China Mobile vs China Unicom, or Nike vs Adidas, or Pepsi vs Coca-Cola, Boeing vs Airbus, WeChat vs AliPay, JD vs TMall, Mobike vs ofo...

And how dare you put news item of Global Times in its rival territory?

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