Soeun wrote:I been wanting to ordain for quit awhile now, but when I ordain I what to be a monk for the rest of my life. I been trying to train myself so when the time comes I won't get frustrated by having the hindrances overpower me. I don't feel I'm quite ready now, but then again I heard a monk say you shouldn't wait till you are perfect in virtue to ordain. I'm thinking as long as I can maintain the 8 precepts I think I will be ready. Anyway, my question is when do you think you are ready to ordain for life?
Have you actually spent much time in a monastic setting?
I am talking about meditation retreats etc,where you can actually experience,to a degree what the life style entails.
If you have the time then it may be a good idea to stay in a monastery for a while to see what you think.
The temple that I am at here in Thailand runs a programme where people can ordain as a samenara for a while.As such they take part in dhamma talks,alms rounds,meditation and chanting.Some people often then look into ordaining longer term,while others may say that this is something that they may do at a later stage.Others will decide that this lifestyle isn't for them at this point in time.I don't know where you live but perhaps you can find a place that will allow you to spend time with them.
I wish you all the best on the path and please keep us all informed as to what you decide to do to.
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