What's it like being a monk?

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Re: What's it like being a monk?

Post by Dr. Dukkha » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:10 am

kmath wrote:
Mkoll wrote:Thanks for your input all. This is a nice thread.
kmath wrote:So a lot of the practice is just khante.
I tried looking this up to no avail. What does it mean?
As Chi said, I meant khanti. It's listed as the Sanskrit "kshanti" on Wikipedia and defined as follows:

"patience, forbearance and forgiveness... It is the practice of exercising patience toward behavior or situations that might not necessarily deserve it and is seen as a conscious choice to actively give patience as if a gift, rather than being in a state of oppression in which one feels obligated to act in such a way."

Perfect definition.
:thumbsup: This definition is really going to help me in my path to developing patience. I've never thought of it like that. And patience is honestly one of my greater hindrances.
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."

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