James the Giant wrote:Why are some Ajans "venerable"? Because they're wrinkly and old?
At what point would they become venerated (I guess)?
I don;t know about others, but I use the term casually to refer to anyone in robes, even samaneras.
Just for the sake of being thorough , let's also mention
Sayadaw = Burmese for Venerable teacher used for respected monks
Dejkun = Cambodian for Venerable teacher