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by sekha silapada
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Survival of female monasteries in the Theravada tradition
Replies: 11
Views: 2281

Re: Survival of female monasteries in the Theravada traditio

I'm wondering if some income of those gone forth such as their pensions, social security payments, retirement funds and so on can be received and managed (and invested?) by some trustworthy organization/foundation on their behalf, and donate to the monasteries that they designate. I don't know abou...
by sekha silapada
Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 6663

Re: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

Thanks everyone for your responses! Monasticism has been on my mind since I was 16 (I'm 24 now). I remember a few years (~4) ago at the Bhavana society I was talking to Ayya Sudhamma about when to ordain, and she told me something which was seemed very obvious and straight-forward at the time, but o...
by sekha silapada
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: To those who have ordained or plan to ordain
Replies: 37
Views: 6663

To those who have ordained or plan to ordain

Out of curiosity, I have some questions that I hope you may take the time to answer :namaste: To those who hope to or are planning to ordain: What is currently holding you back from ordaining? How long have you been practicing Buddhism? How old are you (not really relevant, just curious)? Do you hav...
by sekha silapada
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depression and Right View
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Depression and Right View

Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to write a reply :hug: You all made good points, some thoughts I found particularly helpful were: * Keep focus on the main objective of Buddha's teaching- it is not to get rid of desires, but to get rid of suffering and achieve real peace. What is the use of t...
by sekha silapada
Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depression and Right View
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Depression and Right View

Hey all, I have a question on right view of desire and depression. I used to practice Buddhism, and after a while it made me feel empty and made life feel meaningless. I viewed desire as harmful, so I worked to get rid of desire, but it ended up making me depressed, feeling as though everything was ...