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by frieden311
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

My pleasure. Excellent! That's the spirit! Remember, there is always a way you just have to find it! Don't give up that easily just because the straight way is closed. Try sideroads, come from other directions, even from above or below if necessary! Maybe you even have to go as far as to live with ...
by frieden311
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

Thanks. I also wanted to clarify something: The advice from the monk I posted earlier in the discussion was directed to me and not to you. I am a 47 year old man with parents in their 80's. So the advice he might give to a 20 year old with (I assume) much younger parents than mine may be different....
by frieden311
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

If the Lord Buddha listened to his father he would have stayed in the palace and not gone forth. And if he doesn’t you main need to be strong enough to walk away. To be honest I am sure I can do that... I am only worried about Vinaya and being allowed to go forth... I know I have to walk away becau...
by frieden311
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

If the Lord Buddha listened to his father he would have stayed in the palace and not gone forth. And if he doesn’t you main need to be strong enough to walk away. To be honest I am sure I can do that... I am only worried about Vinaya and being allowed to go forth... I know I have to walk away becau...
by frieden311
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi members
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Hi members

Thank you all. :anjali:
by frieden311
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

Hello Bhante, thank you for your answer. So it seems that a bhikkhu that gives pabbaja without permission from parents does an offense of Vinaya. Then I don't know if it would be bad for me also for requesting it if I know the rule. even if I am accepted... One would have to live with the fact that...
by frieden311
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

If there is no categorical NO but silence (or something like 'grumble grumble' means he isn't really happy about it but he doesn't say strongly NO) in whatever way, it's counted as an YES. Even Buddha gave his approval many times through not disapproving it but just silently accepting it. So not sa...
by frieden311
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

Hello there, I spoke to a monk I know who ordained under Ajahn Brahm here in Australia (Ajahn Chah lineage of Thai Forest Tradition). His response is below. Giving it simply, no you don't need your parents approval. I think what the monk means by this rather reckless statement is that ordination ca...
by frieden311
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

Hello there, I spoke to a monk I know who ordained under Ajahn Brahm here in Australia (Ajahn Chah lineage of Thai Forest Tradition). His response is below. regarding your question below. Giving it simply, no you don't need your parents approval. This question comes quite often from us Westerners a...
by frieden311
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Re: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

Bunks wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:12 am
Hello there - do you mind me asking how old you are and what country you live in?
Hi. I am 20 and am from Mexico
by frieden311
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi members
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Hi members

Hello Dhamma wheel!

I found the forum looking to read some experiences of people about ordination, and hopefully I can share experiences of myself soon.
I hope to also participate in other interesting discussions about Dhamma.

Thank you for letting me in.
by frieden311
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Permission of parents in Sri Lanka ordination

Hi Dhamma wheel. Next year I am planning to go to Sri Lanka to seek ordination. I am interested in the Galduwa tradition and Na uyana monastery because of strict Vinaya and meditation practice. As we know one is asked if one has permission from mother and father in the ceremony. I have told my mothe...