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Anagarika

Postby clw_uk » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:22 pm

Greetings

How many times can one practice as an anagarika, can one practice for a year then leave and then decide to go back as an anagarika again?


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Re: Anagarika

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:36 pm

as far as i know there is no limit
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Re: Anagarika

Postby SeerObserver » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:05 pm

In concurrence with jc, I am also not aware of any limit. Sadhu if you're going to practice as one.

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Re: Anagarika

Postby clw_uk » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:32 pm

Thanks both, im intending to do so at some point in near future, when my family situation gets a bit better


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Re: Anagarika

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:57 pm

I think the limit of 7 is solely for Bhikkhus not novices or Anagarikas but the 8 vows of an anagarika are observed on the moon phases anyway so it would only make sense for no limit to apply also.
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