London, Nov 30 : Spiritual Tibetan leader His Highness the Dalai Lama has reportedly said that sexual intercourse provides "fleeting satisfaction", whereas chastity offers a better life and "more freedom".
He warned that problems arising from conjugal life could even lead to "suicide or murder"
"Conjugal life causes too many ups and downs. Sexual pressure, sexual desire, actually, I think is short-period satisfaction and, often, that leads to more complication. Naturally as a human being...some kind of desire for sex comes, but then you use human intelligence to make comprehension that those relationships are always full of trouble," The Telegraph quoted him as saying while talking to reporters in Nigeria.
He added that the "consolation" in choosing a life of celibacy is that, although "something" is missing, one can have a life with "more independence, more freedom".
"Too much attachment towards your children, towards your partner," was "one of the obstacles or hindrances of peace of mind," he further said.
The Dalai Lama is in Nigeria for a three-day visit to attend a conference.