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.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya