convivium wrote:i thought "spiritual friends are the whole of the path."
Yes, but spiritual friends (kalyāna mittā) are not buddies you hang out with for a chat, but teachers who instruct and admonish you to get off your butt and do some practice when appropriate, as well as encouraging you with kindness when you're feeling negative. A friend who encourages you to develop unwholesome deeds, words, and thoughts is a foe in the guise of a friend.convivium wrote:i thought "spiritual friends are the whole of the path."
i think the loneliness could become bearable...
Gena1480 wrote:Bhikkhu Pesala
is Wat Nana Chat a good place to give a try at being Anāgārika?
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