Taking the plunge

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Euclid » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:39 am

Such courage! Good on ya mate. Have a good one, best of luck.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by rowyourboat » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:41 pm

May you attain nibbana. I am from Sri lanka and you have chosen your teachers well. I am reminded of a danish monk in the jungles of Mahiyangana Ven Amathasiri who would be inspiring to meet. He has lived in the jungles there over 20years. If all else fails just keep track of lobha dosa moha in your own mind and keep batting away! If you meet Ven dhammajiva give him my (my name is Matheesha) regards!

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by nissaranamagga » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:18 pm

rowyourboat wrote: I am from Sri lanka and you have chosen your teachers well. I am reminded of a danish monk in the jungles of Mahiyangana Ven Amathasiri who would be inspiring to meet.
Have you heard of Ven. Gnanadipa?

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by rowyourboat » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:11 pm

No I haven't. I met Ven dhammajiva when he visited UK. Is this venerable from Nissaranawanaya?
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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by nissaranamagga » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:43 pm

No he lives by himself. Lived in the Laggala area for many years and now in 'tanna' Balangoda. Recently he came to belihuloya aranya for just a few days and went back. A very senior and much respected monk among the forest tradition.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by altar » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:45 am

May you have a nice time as a monk.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Wind » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:41 am

Good for you Blackbird and remember to share your progress with us.

Is there a particular reason you chose to ordain in Sri Lanka?

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by BlackBird » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:38 am

Thank you every one :D
Wind wrote: Is there a particular reason you chose to ordain in Sri Lanka?
I found a teacher who I have a lot of confidence in.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Wind » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:08 am

BlackBird wrote:Thank you every one :D
Wind wrote: Is there a particular reason you chose to ordain in Sri Lanka?
I found a teacher who I have a lot of confidence in.

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Oh that is a great reason. :smile:

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by ando » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:12 am

You have my utmost admiration Jack. May you find what you are looking for in Sri lanka.

I too am "plotting" my getaway, targeting within 2 years although my leaving-home path would probably take me to Thailand and the UK before hitting India or Sri Lanka.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:36 am

Greetings Jack,
BlackBird wrote:I found a teacher who I have a lot of confidence
Are you going to Potgulgala Aranya?

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by BlackBird » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:48 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Jack,

Are you going to Potgulgala Aranya?

Metta,
Retro. :)
This is something I hope to do once I have a grounding in the monastic lifestyle. Perhaps a few years down the track, provided Venerable Nyanananda is still alive then.

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Jack
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:31 pm

Greetings Jack,

Well don't count on the great man waiting for you!

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by BlackBird » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:30 am

retrofuturist wrote: Well don't count on the great man waiting for you!
Please understand that I am so far unsure of how visas will work out, essentially all I've been told is: "Don't worry, you can sort it out when you get here."
I assume a monastery will have to endorse me for visa extensions, in which case I would feel obliged to remain at that monastery for a fair duration. In a perfect world I would like to go around and sample what each environment has to offer before I ordain, but because of constraints this may not be possible, time will tell.

I don't expect anybody to wait on me, certainly not a great man.

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:42 am

Greetings Jack,

Fair enough. Apologies if I appeared to be exerting any pressure on you.

:anjali:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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