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by Dhammakamo
Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Important Question : temporary uposatha hall
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Important Question : temporary uposatha hall

Hi friends I was tasked upon by my teacher to recite a formula during our Kathina Ceremony to transform our vihara into an Uposatha Hall for a day. I would be glad if anyone can provide me with the original Pali text with english translations as the romanized text I have with me is what I translated...
by Dhammakamo
Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Thanks. I have heard of mahanikaya bhikkhus re-ordaining. I see re-ordination as a ridiculous thing born out of ego anyway.
by Dhammakamo
Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Been receiving envelopes the past few days after Abhidhamma recitations at funerals. Apparently the laity get extremely furious when I refused to accept those envelopes (filled with money). Had a final review with my teacher today. We concluded that it would be demanding to ask the laity to bring th...
by Dhammakamo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

It appears that the laity in southern thailand do not wish to go through the hassle of buying requisites so they offered money in envelopes instead. This is their primary way of making merit via offering to monks. Needless to say, about 90% of the monks accumulate their wealth so as to have a more l...
by Dhammakamo
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Thanks Bhante

I will read your booklets. I do see accepting money as a very serious offence too because we took it as the 10th precept during the ordination ceremony. Thanks
by Dhammakamo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Thanks my dear friends for the loving moral support and advices. Yes I totally agree that the only difference between a laity and monk is that the former does not don a robe and has slightly lesser time to practise if they have a job. The Dhamma is for the benefit of everyone and there are monks who...
by Dhammakamo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Re: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Thanks for the replies dear friends. My abbot has nothing against BB since it's used as a tool. Regarding the cash donations, I have decided to tell the laity that monks are not allowed to accept cash offerings, if they wish to, they can place it into the donation box. I will look through the Ordina...
by Dhammakamo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Fifth precept
Replies: 42
Views: 5951

Re: Fifth precept

Greetings, the 5th precept is the triumph card of the all 5-precepts, As it is to prevent one from heedlessness. Breaking the 5th precept will result in a downfall and breaking of the other 4 precepts due to the lack of mindfulness. The popular question is "can I just have a glass/bottle on special ...
by Dhammakamo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Questions from the Shameful Bhikkhu

Greetings Dhammafarers, I spent about 30 minutes typing a lot of things just to have my power circuit cut off. So I'm just going to sum everything up which was deleted. I am a Singaporean who ordained in Southern Thailand. In southern thailand, accepting money is deemed appropriate. I am strongly ag...
by Dhammakamo
Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Re: Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore

Thanks for all the wishes. I apologise for this late reply because I've been spending time on my books and mind. Anyway my teacher did not allow me to spend my vassa elsewhere. All is going well for me here. May all of you and your families be well.

Metta
Dhammakamo Bhikkhu
by Dhammakamo
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Greetings all - Bhikku from Thailand / Singapore

Good day to everyone in this forum. First and foremost, I am a Singaporean who got my higher ordination in Thailand 3 months ago, and am currently residing in Songkhla. Due to a huge gap in communication, I am slower than the rest of the monks in every aspect except for meditation. My teacher has be...