The candidate to be a monk is asked eleven questions to determine his suitability, his motives and his readiness;
(1) Are you free from disease?
(2) Are you a human being?
(3) Are you a man?
(4) Are you a free man?
(5) Are you free from debt?
(6) Do you have any obligations to the king?
(7) Do you have your parents' permission?
(8) Are you at least twenty years of age?
(9) Do you have your bowl and robe?
(10) What is your name?
(11) What is your teacher's name?
Once he is a monk there are 4 offences that would disqualify him from being a monk if he were to commit them;
(1) sexual intercourse of any description;
(2) taking what is not given with intention to steal;
(3) depriving purposely a human being of life in any way;
(4) falsely claiming superhuman states of attainment.
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
"When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness. When we stop clinging, we can begin to be happy." - Ajahn Chah
"Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour it." — Ajahn Chah