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by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 130
Views: 17700

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

[... yet I read that for some folks, meditation was easier as a layman? Is this a common experience?? Yes that's a common experience, but not universal. I remember myself and Venerable Jayasara and Venerable Cunda and Ajahm Brahm all had that experience when we first went to the monastery. After so...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?

You are not bound to be under any one specific person, you can leave your original preceptor, or even monastery, and go under another acariya, but you must live with a senior monastic the first five years or else it's a breach of the minor rules. ( I'm currently half way though mine, bhikkhu 2 1/2 ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Staying 5 years with your teacher after ordained. Where does this come from?

The rules are not in the patimokkha or vibhanga, but the khandakas under the going forth section( same place where above quotes come from) I believe off the top of my head. You are not bound to be under any one specific person, you can leave your original preceptor, or even monastery, and go under a...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed May 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Regarding paying off ALL of ones debts first.
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Regarding paying off ALL of ones debts first.

i don't think it is Yeah its not, banks are the biggest thieves and they are covered by insurance. In ancient lore leaving debts was forbidden because the debts were usually transferred to the family to pay off, and that would cause them suffering to pay it off,and thats not fair on family members,...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon May 06, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika
Replies: 24
Views: 4331

Re: Mahanikaya vs Dhammayuttika

Some of their practices are in fact unnecessary, like only eating one meal a day (most mahanikaya temples eat 2 meals, just b4 noon. which is perfectly allowed in the vinaya). Friend, It is not allowed to eat two meals but one can eat a portion of the meal at a later time: https://www.wisdompubs.or...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

I posted a similar question in SC. Bhante Sujato came up with something very interesting. =========== Like most texts, the canonical accounts of the Councils do not mention the presence of bhikkhunis, and only monks are said to be present. However one might doubt this, since there are multiple plac...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 4178

Re: Touching Money

One issue Id like to raise is that if Ven Jayasara, for example, needs to travel Why monks have to travel by automobiles and planes? Can't they walk like Jason the wondering monk? There is a difference, i'm not a wandering monk ala tudong like this jason the wandering monk with no particular place ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

I am aware of this new understanding, however I'm not quite sure it fits in this case, although it might. There are a few extenuating circumstances that make it different from the typical sutta beginning that it tends to mostly applies to. As I said above, it would be neat for a senior monastic sch...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

I’m not sure we can rely on the text only referring to bhikkhus to conclude there were no bhikkhunis. See Ven. Anālayo’s essay: Bhikkhave and Bhikkhu as Gender-inclusive Terminology in Early Buddhist Texts : Abstract In what follows we examine whether the use of the vocative bhikkhave or the nomina...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 4178

Re: Touching Money

I've been given a sort of pre-paid card for that use The day you get rid of this card (it is money) you will be one step closer to Nibbana. :stirthepot: It's not a credit card, its something that someone has put money on for me, not all that different then a lay person taking care of a bank account...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-kd21/en/horner-brahmali https://suttacentral.net/pli-tv-kd21/pli/ms Here are the english and pali for the story of the 1st council found in the Khanadakas of the Vinaya. on face value(ie not debating the validity of the texts, if they were edited etc) going by the sto...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

Where in Suta does it say in the canon only Bhikkhu present nor Bhikkhuni? You and James actually make a good point. I think what is needed is a study of the Pali. I believe the account of the first council is in the vinaya, somewhere in the Khandakas, although im not sure. I'll explore it and resp...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks do not have enough time to practice as they have to attend to demand from lay people for rites and rituals?
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Monks do not have enough time to practice as they have to attend to demand from lay people for rites and rituals?

In Sri Lanka(and from what I can understand, in the non forest monastics of Thailand) there are a ton of things to do with laity and monks have assumed an almost priest-like role. There are house dānas to attend, which take several hours and include a dhamma talk, recitals etc. There is also all of ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Touching Money
Replies: 49
Views: 4178

Re: Touching Money

It has been my experience that many monks know little of the vinaya, what they know of the rules comes from what they learned from their teacher or during their training, and that often has a commentarial or more of a cultural/regional background rather then a vinaya one.(Thanissaro Bhikkhu does a g...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 1553

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

an interesting question with as far as I can tell, no clear "smoking gun" answer. It would be interesting to see some of the well known senior monastic scholars give their speculations. The first thing that pops into my head is the possibility of these 500(a number that usually just signifies "a lot...