Taking care of parents.

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sonictravels
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Taking care of parents.

Postby sonictravels » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:15 pm

Hello, I am wondering whether a Bhikkhu would be allowed to take care of his elderly parents when the time comes that they need it? It seems it would be difficult for a monk without the Sangha and of course the lay support.

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Re: Taking care of parents.

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:19 pm

Some of the Bhikkhus I know have gone back to Asia to do exactly that.

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Re: Taking care of parents.

Postby 5heaps » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:19 pm

as long as a person gets permission from their ordination master(s) then yes a person can leave the monastery for this sort of reason
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