Monk

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Student22
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Monk

Post by Student22 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:52 am

:anjali:

Who should become a monk ?

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Re: Monk

Post by SarathW » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:44 am

Who should become a monk ?
A person who wants to be enlightened.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Monk

Post by Crazy cloud » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:08 am

Student22 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:52 am
:anjali:

Who should become a monk ?
:namaste:

You !
If you didn't care
What happened to me
And I didn't care for you

We would zig-zag our way
Through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain

Wondering which of the
Buggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing
- Roger Waters

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Re: Monk

Post by denise » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:21 am

they'll know

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Re: Monk

Post by befriend » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:04 pm

I heard a good phrase, your ready to become a monk when it makes no difference if you become a monk or not. I'm tired of creating my life or trying to be someone interesting. Constantly trying to fill your day with little activities that are only enjoyable because your escaping reality. What if we went the other direction with our effort and embraced reality and jumped into the void so to speak. I did this from 5 to 9 o'clock yesterday and stopped making believe like I have something to do or somewhere to go. There is a real feeling of freedom in doing that I saw. It's hard but it's not complex or confusing. You become like a nobody but it feels good. I'd like to live like this but still be a lay person. It's like going camping forever.
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Re: Monk

Post by fornoxe » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:48 pm

So many things.
But to put in the nutshell, feel hapiness. Living in the society (even hyppie) is just craving, desire, scare.

True

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Re: Monk

Post by Student22 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:23 pm

:anjali:

Thank you all for your replies. :anjali:

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Re: Monk

Post by DooDoot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:24 am

A person who has lost interest in what the world (of sensuality, money, fame, family, etc) has to offer.

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Re: Monk

Post by SarathW » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:13 am

I think it could be the same reason for which Buddha became homeless.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Monk

Post by 2600htz » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:43 pm

Hello:

I think someone with good discernment regarding his future capacity to endure and find satisfaction in the training and lifestyle of a monk.

Regards.

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Re: Monk

Post by fornoxe » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:33 am

For me I become monk to understand and go deeply in hapiness. :D :D

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