Can Novice Monks Teach?

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Can Novice Monks Teach?

Postby P0int » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:49 am

Can novice monks teach?

If they are able, under what conditions can they teach?
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Re: Can Novice Monks Teach?

Postby Indrajala » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:00 am

I don't see why not. A layperson who understands Dhamma should be permitted to teach either formally or informally.

There's no need for elitism.





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Re: Can Novice Monks Teach?

Postby Dennenappelmoes » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:31 am

From what I've heard Ajahn Chah used to appoint monks at random to give the talks, as a learning experience for everyone.

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Re: Can Novice Monks Teach?

Postby EmptyShadow » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:18 am

Among the laity, the householder Citta was appointed by the Buddha as the lay disciple foremost in expounding the Dhamma.
In several occasions in the suttas, Citta even taught the dhamma to other monks.

In simple logic if a lay disciple can teach the dhamma then a novice can too.

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Re: Can Novice Monks Teach?

Postby P0int » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:44 pm

Thank you friends for sharing resources and your thoughts.

During my continued search for answers I found the .
It gives an account of a novice monk, Aciravata, teaching Prince Jayasena.

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