ordination time

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

ordination time

Postby PadmaPhala » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:07 am

:smile:

as Zen monk... as soon as æ tie some loose ends and travel to Japan.
User avatar
PadmaPhala
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:22 am

Re: ordination time

Postby plwk » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:57 am

I rejoice for you and may your journey be fruitful :anjali:

On a side note, you are aware right, if I may presume?
That generally, there's no Vinaya Pratimoksa based monastics in the Zen Tradition, within Japan & its overseas transmissions, except for the extremely rare few who may still uphold the ancient transmission of the Chinese Dharmaguptaka in Japan and the modern transmissions of the Chinese Dharmaguptaka, Tibetan Mulasarvastivada & Theravada Vinayas ordination? That for over a thousand years now, the Japanese Buddhists have seen it fit to dispense away the Vinaya?

That's why they are known as Zen 'priest/priestess' and not 'monk/nun' because the 'ordination' done is based on the Bodhisattva Sila and not from any of the 3 Vinaya Pratimoksas as mentioned above. Merely wearing ancient Tang Dynasty cum Japanese styled robes, living in a monastic like communal setting and shaving the head, self imposed celibacy doesn't constitute a Vinaya Ordination...
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga
VSM VMM WBB TBHT WTBT My Page
plwk
 
Posts: 1139
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 am

Re: ordination time

Postby BlackBird » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:53 am

Congratulations PadmaPhala. All the best on your beautiful journey.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
User avatar
BlackBird
 
Posts: 1860
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:07 pm
Location: New Zealand

Re: ordination time

Postby EdwardFlemer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:07 am

I would also like to give best wishes for your beautiful and safe journey...Well we must appreciate such kind of trips..:-)
EdwardFlemer
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:00 am

Re: ordination time

Postby PadmaPhala » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:08 pm

plwk wrote:I rejoice for you and may your journey be fruitful :anjali:

On a side note, you are aware right, if I may presume?
That generally, there's no Vinaya Pratimoksa based monastics in the Zen Tradition, within Japan & its overseas transmissions, except for the extremely rare few who may still uphold the ancient transmission of the Chinese Dharmaguptaka in Japan and the modern transmissions of the Chinese Dharmaguptaka, Tibetan Mulasarvastivada & Theravada Vinayas ordination? That for over a thousand years now, the Japanese Buddhists have seen it fit to dispense away the Vinaya?

That's why they are known as Zen 'priest/priestess' and not 'monk/nun' because the 'ordination' done is based on the Bodhisattva Sila and not from any of the 3 Vinaya Pratimoksas as mentioned above. Merely wearing ancient Tang Dynasty cum Japanese styled robes, living in a monastic like communal setting and shaving the head, self imposed celibacy doesn't constitute a Vinaya Ordination...


I didn't knew details, but yes... that's a plus for me. Such strict Vinaya is a minus, IMO.
User avatar
PadmaPhala
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:22 am

Re: ordination time

Postby PadmaPhala » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:10 pm

BlackBird, EdwardFlemer,

thanks... 'will be a barista until getting there.
User avatar
PadmaPhala
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:22 am


Return to Ordination and Monastic Life

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests