clw_uk wrote:Just a quick question really
Why is it some monks have their name as "Buddhadasa Bhikkhu" with the Bhikkhu at the end, but others like "Bhikkhu Bodhi" have it at the begining?
Is their any reason for this or is it just they way it gets written and spoken?
Good question. I imagine it is just cultural or personal preference of the bhikkhu.
Another similar question might be why do some use the title 'bhikkhu' and others 'bhante.' Of course, both apply as 'bhante' means 'Venerable.' For example, all of the monks here tend to use the 'bhikkhu' title when signing their names, but not 'bhante.'
I imagine it is their humbleness to which we can respond by using the bhante term back or both.