The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

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The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:37 am

Thanks for the article. I really like the spiffy pockets with zippers on the under robe:

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby Goob » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:28 pm

Yeah, they're pretty neat. Sounds like he was a nice fella too.

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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby appicchato » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:06 pm

Christ, you know it ain’t easy,
You know how hard it can be,
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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby Anagarika » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:50 pm

It's a bit sad that he had such a rough go of it at some of the Wats where he lived. From some of my Bhikkhu friends I know it can be trying for farang monks to live in Asia. For some, they know the Vinaya and the Dhamma so well that they're shocked to see how some native Asian monks behave. In turn, the native monks won't talk to you or take you out into the community. I get the impression from Ven. Pannavudho's life that he had a hard time keeping quiet when he saw monks acting badly, so in the end he had some difficulty maintaining the support a farang monk needs for stability. If the Wat won't go to bat for you and your visa, it really means one has to start looking for another country to accept you, and that's a tough gig. It would be most unfortunate if he felt he had just come to the end of the line.

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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby LG2V » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:00 am

Thanks for the article. It seems like Ven. Pannavuddho did many good things during his time as a monk.
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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby pilgrim » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:10 am

Why did he not return to stay at a temple in his homeland? Was he wanted by police?

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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby appicchato » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:01 am

Why did he not return to stay at a temple in his homeland? Was he wanted by police?


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Re: The Life of a Cambodian Bhante

Postby chownah » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:38 am

Admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life.
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