To save anyone downloading it to find out what it is, it's called "Ordination Procedure" and is by Somdet Phra Mahasamana by Chao Krom Phraya Vajirananavarorasa, and on Buddhanet it is 150 pages.
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)
"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson
It is my understanding that the procedure for ordination varies somewhat from place to place or from tradition to tradition so is this the ordination procedure book for one place or for one tradition or is it the generic sort of minimum requirement book which applies to all Theravadin ordinations? chownah
retro yes it is 150 pages it is going to take me some work but i have to start somewhere i wanted to ordain in Mahasi tradition but the monk told me to learn by heart 10 parittas suttas in pali and it is no less hard work. and did not see a book copy regarding 10 parrita suttas, but they are available online. i did not get the point why these suttas are needed. since reading a sutta about not clinging to rites and ritual but the parritas suttas look to me like chanting rites and ritual (i was wrong) well anyway i tried and failed. but the ordination procedure make a lot of sense to me and i can relate why it is needed. the purpose of why it needs to be learn is very important to me otherwise my effort is very weak. i do think that parrita sutta are important but not to a beginner like me in pali. before i couldn't read long words in pali, now i can. metta