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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: 325

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: 325

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: 726

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...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Latest announcement from Amaravati monastery. (Good dhamma inc)
Replies: 21
Views: 726

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

Firstly I want to state my respect for these Maha Theras, they, and most especially their teacher Ajahn Chah, have done wonderful things in bringing Dhamma to the west. I cannot easily calculate their worth to my own growth and practice in the past decade+ years I've been a practitioner. I do have s...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Do young arahants have to bow down to senior monks?

yes , monastic procedure and protocol has nothing to do with the attainment of the people following it. another example would be , even if a young monastic became an arahant, they would still need wait until they have 10 vassa to ordain others. quite frankly, I don't believe the arahant would go aro...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: What are the rules for monks surrounding the vassa period?

Chanh, do you not have an acariya that you live in dependence on? If you have access to the vinaya, like the Book of the discipline, check int he Khandakas section for Vassa & Kathina rules. Or since you are online, they are on sutta central at these links, all you need to know, if its not there, th...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Student Of The Path
Replies: 136
Views: 30198

Re: Student Of The Path

blog article about my carika

https://maggasekha.org/2019/08/07/carika/

3 years as a Bhikkhu video coming soon.
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: My first monastic Carika/Tudong
Replies: 3
Views: 331

My first monastic Carika/Tudong

A few weeks ago in early July I did my first Carika/Tudong, I don't think I need to explain what that is on this particular forum. I documented my journey on my blog, complete with pictures and video, both for myself to learn from my experience, and for anyone else who may be interested in doing a w...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Romantization of the modern and historical Monastic Sangha
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Romantization of the modern and historical Monastic Sangha

Yes, it's a Thai custom (which only applies to Bhikkhus and women, not Bhikkhus and men), not a Sri Lankan one. I've heard humorous stories from Bhikkhus trying to navigate a group of mixed Thai-Sri Lankan lay women without insulting the Sri Lankans by using a cloth, or shocking the Thais by not......
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Romantization of the modern and historical Monastic Sangha
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Romantization of the modern and historical Monastic Sangha

I think this is a common thing for many westerners/convert Buddhists who want to become monastics, they have a very idealized version of what monasticism is, and the more they experience it, the more they see the reality. This has been my experience as well as many others i've had contact with. The ...
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination experience of Westerners
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Ordination experience of Westerners

Contrary to popular belief on this forum, monks exist in other places besides Thailand haha.

I reside in America, with Bhante Gunaratana, at Bhavana Society.
by Bhikkhu_Jayasara
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination experience of Westerners
Replies: 24
Views: 697

Re: Ordination experience of Westerners

[... 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: 292

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: 292

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...