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Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby clw_uk » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:52 pm

Greetings


Just a quick question really

Why is it some monks have their name as "Buddhadasa Bhikkhu" with the Bhikkhu at the end, but others like "Bhikkhu Bodhi" have it at the begining?

Is their any reason for this or is it just they way it gets written and spoken?


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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby Individual » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:23 pm

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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:35 am

Greetings,

Someone else this question elsewhere.

I think the Sri Lankan method is to put Bhikkhu first, and the Thai method is to put Bhikkhu last.

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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby kc2dpt » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:00 pm

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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby Tex » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:55 pm

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - Bhikkhu Bodhi

Postby clw_uk » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:12 pm

Thanks Tex :smile:
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