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Basic principles of Buddhists and weddings –

In Buddhism, marriage is considered as a personal concern, and not as a innate religious practice. Buddhism does not pressure a person to be married. It does not force somebody to remain as a bachelor if they can not find their soul mate. It is not laid down anywhere that Buddhists must produce children or regulate the number of children that they produce. Buddhism allows each individual the freedom to decide for himself all the issues pertaining to marriage. It might be asked why Buddhist monks do not marry. The reason is obviously that to be of service to mankind, the monks have chosen a way of life, which includes celibacy. Some even claim that not having a mate this lifetime has helped them get even closer to finally finding inner peace.