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by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Clarification of some Vinaya rules among monks, nuns and trans people?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Clarification of some Vinaya rules among monks, nuns and trans people?

These are nothing new for people who actually read the vinaya, which does not include many, if not most monastics :). I encourage all serious lay people who want to support and spend time around monastics to really get into the vibhanga(the full rules, stories, and permutations), not just the patimo...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

Major sects of Buddhism have different literatures other than the Pali Tipitaka which is used by the Theravada sect. This is where the teachings become fundamentally different. These are not Buddhism with different styles or interpretation, these are different Buddhisms. That is why we can't mix an...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

My line of thinking " it's not part of my tradition, its not really something the Buddha teaches or recommends in the EBTs(although the concept for the Bodhisatta is IN the EBTs and you can see its origin, but the Buddha doesn't recommend a split second in samsara, so you never see him speak of it o...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can monks go traveling ?
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Can monks go traveling ?

I'm happy to see all the Bhantes/Ajahns posting in here :). Thank you for your wisdom. One thing I would add is that unless you are doing a wandering, switching monasteries, etc there really is no need for you to "go" anywhere. As a monastic I think you probably should renounce any thoughts of world...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Giving water to monks
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Giving water to monks

I think you are just reading too much into it, he probably just did not want the water. He may of also had a water bottle in his bag, which most do as far as my experience goes(myself included). Water is basically the ONLY thing that monks are allowed to take, of course in the Buddha's day that was ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

the " its just a minor rule" thing is an argument that I can get behind in a few cases, but when it comes to money the Buddha is quite clear about things : If gold and silver are allowable for anyone, the five cords of sensual pleasure are allowable for him. If the five cords of sensual pleasure are...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 1172

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

if the lay person is a resident they technically become an upasaka, then yes you can ask them for things using the money from the sangha(they may have a monastery debit card when driving monks/doing chores), Is it so? I thought if the monk is not invited and not sick he cannot ask for anything from...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Buddhist monks receiving money as a modern Standard practice

Yes when I first became a monk and started going to various events at temples( sri lankan, I have no experience with other countries temples), I was surprised when someone handed me a white envelope, I didn't know what it was until I opened it and saw cash, thankfully we had a lay person there who d...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 1172

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

Yes, I've have very similar experiences, and they've been solved/mitigated by me taking responsibility for my own safety and well-being, if the sangha is not going to. # For instance I was asked to paint the rafters of a steel warehouse in a monastery, and it was 4 or 5 meters up. I located a safet...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 1172

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

It's true but I am concerned on behalf of the lay residents who have no other means. I have met several who, apart from the monastery, have no way to earn a living. These people tend to be either elderly, have personality disorders, or are disabled in other ways. These people aren't "volunteering" ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: is a monk allowed to request a ride
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: is a monk allowed to request a ride

Well if by "allowed" you mean a rule, then it's fine. I see no real breach in any rule if a monastic is putting it out there that they are in need of a ride, especially if they are not asking a specific person who has not offered aid first, there is no expectations of someone HAVING to do it, it's j...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: difference in ordination during buddha time vs now?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: difference in ordination during buddha time vs now?

you can see the evolution of the process in the suttas and vinaya. In the early days it was simply a matter of the Buddha saying " come Bhikkhu" and you were a monastic, then it went to taking refuge in the triple gem, then it turned into the rules that are still followed today in some lineages and...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: difference in ordination during buddha time vs now?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: difference in ordination during buddha time vs now?

you can see the evolution of the process in the suttas and vinaya. In the early days it was simply a matter of the Buddha saying " come Bhikkhu" and you were a monastic, then it went to taking refuge in the triple gem, then it turned into the rules that are still followed today in some lineages and ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 909

Re: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)

In any case the practice in Thailand is that the name a monk is given at his ordination is always in the nominative case. This is true of all monks and doesn't indicate anything at all about a monk's status. The only thing different about Ven. Jayasāro, Amaro, etc. is that they use their Pali names...