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by truthseeker135
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Unrequited love
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: Unrequited love

Metta is compared to motherly love in the Karaniya Meta Sutta "Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart, Should one cherish all living beings;". Metta is not based on tanha, it is boundless compassion for all living beings, not lust for all living ...
by truthseeker135
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Too young to ordain?
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Too young to ordain?

Thanks everyone for the support and advice. I've realized that ordaining is a necessary step to reach my goals and I should make the effort to ordain when I can. I intend to keep updating and will continue to ask questions and provide my input on this forum when possible.
With Metta
Robert
by truthseeker135
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Too young to ordain?
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Too young to ordain?

I will make sure to schedule the visit especially since it would be around the holidays when I'm sure monasteries can get quite booked.
by truthseeker135
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Too young to ordain?
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Too young to ordain?

Thank you Sarath and James. The monasteries I am considering right now are Ajaan Dick Silaratano's Forest Dhamma Monastery, Ajaan Geoff's Metta Forest Monastery, or Temple Forest Monastery. I plan on going on a retreat over Christmas break at Temple Forest monastery or Forest Dhamma monastery as the...
by truthseeker135
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Too young to ordain?
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Too young to ordain?

Thank you. That is a very valid point. There's no harm at giving it a shot.
by truthseeker135
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Too young to ordain?
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Too young to ordain?

This is my first post so sorry if it is too long-winded. I'm 17 years old and in my senior year of high school. I have been Buddhist for the past 4 years of my life, meditating and studying the suttas. My practice has varied throughout. I'll meditate every day for a couple of months, than not at all...