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Ajahn, Bhante, Ayasma, Ayya ... or just dude?

Postby Sokehi » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:56 pm

found this to be quite interesting... but in the end it's just conventions :)

http://sujato.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/bhante-or-ajahn/

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Re: Ajahn, Bhante, Ayasma, Ayya ... or just dude?

Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:17 pm

Interesting reading. Thanks.
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Postby waterchan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:07 pm

I wonder how often monks in the US get called "dude" or "pal", and how often in the UK get called "mate", "bloke" or "fella" :D
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Postby gavesako » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:00 pm

The postman hands us the letters saying "Cheers mate". (Except for one special delivery driver who said he was Tamil and would not give me the parcel until he made it clear what he thought about all Buddhists.)
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Re: Ajahn, Bhante, Ayasma, Ayya ... or just dude?

Postby waterchan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:37 pm

gavesako wrote:The postman hands us the letters saying "Cheers mate". (Except for one special delivery driver who said he was Tamil and would not give me the parcel until he made it clear what he thought about all Buddhists.)


I guess one could understand that the postman just said it out of habit, but the Tamil driver... ha ha! Was it worse than the usual flak you get from people who have a bone to pick with Buddhists?
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Postby gavesako » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:00 pm

It was more about politics in Sri Lanka (he would not accept that we don't have anything to do with it). Negative comments from locals are rather rare in the south of England, but apparently get more frequent as you go up north...
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Re: Ajahn, Bhante, Ayasma, Ayya ... or just dude?

Postby Zentruckdriver » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:36 pm

gavesako wrote:It was more about politics in Sri Lanka (he would not accept that we don't have anything to do with it). Negative comments from locals are rather rare in the south of England, but apparently get more frequent as you go up north...


Hi Gavesako I am from the north of England and most northerners consider southerners
to be rude and most southerners think northerners still use gas light and raise ferrets.

Please be assured a warm welcome and a cup of tea awaits any weary traveller who
crosses the north south divide. :hello:

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Re: Ajahn, Bhante, Ayasma, Ayya ... or just dude?

Postby gavesako » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:22 am

That is great to hear. (BTW, we also drink Yorkshire Tea here in the south.)

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