ihrjordan wrote:so what's stopping you from ordaining?
Invincible_Summer wrote:It may just be "delusion" talking
manas wrote:Invincible_Summer wrote:It may just be "delusion" talking
Or it might just be that you know yourself well enough, to know what is most suitable for you at this stage of your life. Not all Buddhists should ordain anyway. If all Buddhists got ordained, it would make getting dana very difficult for all those monks and nuns, would it not?
ihrjordan wrote:My question is something iv'e been battling with myself for some time....What is stopping you from ordaining as a monk? Every now and then i go over this question in my head. As iv'e come to see in my meditation practice, everything in the material world is uncontrollable and unsatisfying so why go on? It seems as though I am subconsciously torturing myself to an extent just by staying. But the reasons i always come up with when asked the question is "I want to have kids one day" and "I don't look like a monk" (because I am black/white idk) and those are probably the only 2 things stopping me as of now....so what's stopping you from ordaining?
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