Further, they do not draw near to the five kinds of unmanly men or become friends with them.
Further, they do not draw near to the five kinds of unmanly men. Does anyone know what the five kinds of unmanly men are? No? No wonder homosexuality is so prevalent in the West. No one is aware of the problem. Now homosexuality is legal. Pretty soon women will be without anyone to support them—no one will want them—and they will be left to starve. Men will want other men to be their spouses; they won't want women. Women will then be useless to them; men won't even want them to bear their children. It will be that bad. You shouldn't be laughing about this situation; you should be crying, for you see, women will soon be useless.
"Further, they do not draw near to the five kinds of unmanly men." There are five kinds of unmanly men. If they are unmanly, does that mean they are women? No, they aren't women. There are five kinds of people who are neither male nor female. You can't call them men, because they can't conduct themselves as men do. And you can't call them women, because they cannot do the things that women do. These are the five kinds of unmanly men. They have never been called "unwomanly women" before, but now I'm giving them the name "five kinds of unwomanly women."
What kinds of beings are neither male nor female? They can hardly be considered people. They are of no use whatsoever in the world; all they know how to do is eat. They cannot help women bear children, and they cannot bear children themselves. So isn't it true that they don't benefit the world much?
The Five Kinds of Unmanly Men
1. Unmanly from birth. While still in the womb, such people did not develop as either male or female; and when they were born, they did not have male organs or female organs. They can neither fulfill the man's role of fathering children, nor can they fulfill the woman's role of bearing children. Such people are born into the world unable to fulfill their proper functions. You need to know the cause and effect involved in becoming like that. It comes from practicing homosexuality, lesbianism, or bisexuality in past lives. And so in this life, such people have the appearance of men or women, but they do not have the corresponding sexual organs, and are therefore neither male nor female.
2. Unmanly through dysfunction. In some cases, such people had male organs but were castrated. Some developed diseases that destroyed their male organs. The same thing may happen in the case of female organs.
3. Unmanly through jealousy. When they see a man, they become jealous and "turn into" a man. The change takes place in their minds only, however, and they cannot conduct themselves as a man would. Sometimes when they see a woman, they become jealous of the woman and "turn into" a woman. But they are incapable of functioning as a woman would. They assume their sexual identity mentally as a result of the emotion of jealousy.
4. Unmanly through physical transformation. Such people do nottransform into a man only when they see a man, or transform into awoman only when they see a woman. They can make the changeby themselves. For instance at noon, the person is a man, but atone o'clock he changes into a woman. He doesn't need to seeother men and women to bring about this change. Then at twoo'clock or three o'clock or five o'clock, he turns back into a man.This is called being a man, but not a man; being a woman, but nota woman. How does this happen to people? It comes about because of the past practice of homosexuality—men with men andwomen with women. Or if men or women practice masturbation,in the future they will have this retribution of being neither malenor female. You can't say they are men, because they don't havemale organs; and you can't say they are women, because theydon't have female organs. Yet they "change" into women or men.Even though they change, they cannot conduct themselves as menor as women.
You have to study the Buddhadharma to understand this principle. Those who don't investigate the Buddhadharma don't ever learn about the five kinds of unmanly men or five kinds of unwomanly women.
To be continued