Is one’s gender or sexual orientation an important factor for experiencing the cosmic consciousness or enlightenment?
This is a long-standing burning question in my mind especially I’ve seen so many gay or lesbian friends on the path of seeking. We all know that in many orthodox societies and religious communities, the gay, lesbian, transgender are not socially accepted as they are deemed as unnatural, something that is going against the law of nature. They are often viewed as the outcaste in society and many have to resort to hiding their true sexual orientation and living double lives.
Many are trapped by the rules of morality defined by society or religious community. Ostracised by mainstream society, some end up destroying their lives due to a lack of clarity on this aspect of life. What is the right undestanding from a spiritual perspective?