Ordination -who offers?

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Ordination -who offers?

Postby rowyourboat » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:41 am

Are there a certain type (upsampada/senior, for example) of monk who can ordain another, or can anyone be approached for this?

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Re: Ordination -who offers?

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Re: Ordination -who offers?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:42 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Ordination -who offers?

Postby rowyourboat » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:37 pm

If anyone knows the customs in Sri Lanka please let me know.

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