starboard5 saidThis is ridiculous. The patimokkha, the 227 rules governing the behavior of full ordained monks, clearly defines all forms of sexual misconduct for monks and how they should be graded and addressed. There's no discrimination between gay or straight as far as I can recall; misconduct is misconduct. Basically, it's intentionally seeking out sexual stimulation for the purpose of having an orgasm.
Even that's sort of bullshit (not on your part but of the code) because...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patimokkha_in_Theravada_Buddhism
1.Discharge of semen or getting someone to discharge your semen, except while dreaming
...when in lucid dreaming, dreaming consciously, some dreamers indulge sex with dream characters. So that in Theravada--which is the school of Buddhism practiced in Thailand--would be an exemption? Bullshit.
And not that dream yoga, as far as I'm aware, is a particular practice of Theravada as it is in Mahayana, but certainly a person working on being mindful in any school of Buddhism would tend towards becoming more conscious not only when the body is awake but in their sleep as well. That seems pretty obvious.
So not only then could a monk partake in sex consciously with dream characters without breaking their own code--sounds like a hypocrisy to me--but of the very few physical body parts we can control from within a dream, by controlling our dream body or merely by will, happens to be eye movement and the dick, thus the wet dream which the code sought to exempt. So that's bullshit.
And especially bullshit because in lucid dreaming which is utilized in the dream yoga of the Mahayana schools, the wet dream would be at least as if not more so consciously--the latter more likely of the two--engaged than when the physical body is awake.
So if the one is precept then how not the other, except that no one can really control you from the inside, but only by outward expression, revealing the hideous nature of religion. The religious aspect is not about bringing someone into a state of awareness--that, people can do on their own--but about bringing others under control.
To the topic at hand, from what little I've read (as there seems little yet publicly said on the subject), this seems the doing of the military junta, maybe at the behest of some homophobic monk. For now I'm reading it like that California asshole lawyer's proposal to deny us life, this to deny supposed enlightenment. We'll see how it plays out.