A young monks ' experience

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hermitwin
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A young monks ' experience

Post by hermitwin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:38 am

This guy wanted to live in a forest monastery for 2 weeks. It didn't go as planned. Listen to his story starting at
5:16.

By the way, his father is a billionaire.


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Idappaccayata
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Re: A young monks ' experience

Post by Idappaccayata » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:28 pm

That's interesting. Who is is father?
The furniture may be exquisite,
And the bars of solid gold,
But once the bird realizes that the cage is a cage,
It finds within that cage
No joy

- Ajahn Jayasaro

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Re: A young monks ' experience

Post by dharmacorps » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:40 am

This is Ajahn Siripanno, who I believe is based at Abhayagiri although travels a lot. His father is a very rich Malaysian businessman, perhaps one of the richest in that country-- oil/gas, entertainment, etc. Ajahn is an excellent teacher and monk!

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pilgrim
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Re: A young monks ' experience

Post by pilgrim » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:45 am

Although his parentage is not a secret, Malaysians try to avoid discussing it in public because of security concerns. I believe he is currently the abbot of a very remote monastery in Kanchanaburi.

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