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Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

Postby Gabriel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:01 am

Hello SarathW, I would like to know where you found that text of Thanissaro Bhikkhu? It seem very interesting to me., thank you in advance :)
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Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

Postby culaavuso » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:07 am

Gabriel wrote:Hello SarathW, I would like to know where you found that text of Thanissaro Bhikkhu? It seem very interesting to me., thank you in advance :)


It is from Upasika Kee Nanayon and the Social Dynamic of Theravadin Buddhist Practice
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Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

Postby SarathW » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:38 am

Thanks!
I like to read it too.
:)
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Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

Postby SarathW » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:47 am

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Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

Postby LXNDR » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:28 am

SarathW wrote:see this link:

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21038


are those questions yours?

boris wrote:
“I had four young wives. I then went to them and said: ‘Sisters, I have undertaken the training rules with celibacy as the fifth. If you want, you can enjoy wealth right here and do merits, or go back to your own family circle, or inform me if you want me to give you over to another man.’ My eldest wife then said to me: ‘Young sir, give me to such and such a man.’ I sent for that man, and with my left hand I took my wife, with my right hand I took the ceremonial vase, and I gave her to that man. But even while giving away my young wife, I don’t recall that any alteration took place in my mind. This is the third astounding and amazing quality found in me.
http://suttacentral.net/an8.21/en#21-22

He had 4 wives. One went away. 4 - 1 = 3. Hard to belive, but even with such grat obstacle as three wives you can be non-returner. :smile:


allowance should be made that it all was happening while the Buddha was alive, personal contact with an awakened being transforms people

i suspect that even an arahant cannot produce such a profound effect on people
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Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

Postby SarathW » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:39 am

Hi Lxnder
It is not me. Some other member perhaps.

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Re: Can I become a just a Buddhist Monk without belong to a

Postby LXNDR » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:54 am

SarathW wrote:Hi Lxnder
It is not me. Some other member perhaps.

:)


thank you for clarifying that :)
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