Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Alobha
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Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

Post by Alobha » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:14 am

just for further clarification about pointing feet:

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People may want to stretch their legs (one or both) after a sitting and that's how it often happens. If the soles of the feet are directly pointing towards a teacher or a Buddhastatue, then that may be seen as disrespectful behavior or a lack of mindfulness on your end. Western Forest tradition monasteries usually stick to this custom too (Afterall they almost always have Thai visitors and lay supporters, too.) but explain these matters to newcomers when they attend a retreat.

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Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

Post by acinteyyo » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:13 am

Ah come on, Alobha! That picture is quite insulting! :tongue: ;)
Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Which posture should ordained monks sit in?

Post by Alobha » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:07 pm

:mrgreen:

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