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Taking the plunge

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

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:59 am

Greetings Jack,

I'm very pleased for you.

Keep up the good work.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby PeterB » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:39 am

:thumbsup:

What he said.
What you are doing is a blessing for all beings Jack. The great Going Forth.

:anjali:

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Re: Taking the plunge

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Re: Taking the plunge

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby bodhabill » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:12 am

Hi Jack

Belated best wishes

You are wise beyond your years and as such I know you will find what you are looking for

Enjoy the journey

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby Euclid » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:39 am

Such courage! Good on ya mate. Have a good one, best of luck.

Ka kite, ka pai!

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:41 pm

May you attain nibbana. I am from Sri lanka and you have chosen your teachers well. I am reminded of a danish monk in the jungles of Mahiyangana Ven Amathasiri who would be inspiring to meet. He has lived in the jungles there over 20years. If all else fails just keep track of lobha dosa moha in your own mind and keep batting away! If you meet Ven dhammajiva give him my (my name is Matheesha) regards!

Best wishes on your journey!

With metta
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Re: Taking the plunge

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:11 pm

No I haven't. I met Ven dhammajiva when he visited UK. Is this venerable from Nissaranawanaya?
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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby nissaranamagga » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:43 pm

No he lives by himself. Lived in the Laggala area for many years and now in 'tanna' Balangoda. Recently he came to belihuloya aranya for just a few days and went back. A very senior and much respected monk among the forest tradition.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby altar » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:45 am

May you have a nice time as a monk.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby Wind » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:41 am

Good for you Blackbird and remember to share your progress with us.

Is there a particular reason you chose to ordain in Sri Lanka?

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby BlackBird » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:38 am

"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." -

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Re: Taking the plunge

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby ando » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:12 am

You have my utmost admiration Jack. May you find what you are looking for in Sri lanka.

I too am "plotting" my getaway, targeting within 2 years although my leaving-home path would probably take me to Thailand and the UK before hitting India or Sri Lanka.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:36 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby BlackBird » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:48 pm

"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." -

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:31 pm

Greetings Jack,

Well don't count on the great man waiting for you!

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby BlackBird » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:30 am

"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." -

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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:42 am

Greetings Jack,

Fair enough. Apologies if I appeared to be exerting any pressure on you.

:anjali:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine


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