retrofuturist wrote:Well don't count on the great man waiting for you!
Please understand that I am so far unsure of how visas will work out, essentially all I've been told is: "Don't worry, you can sort it out when you get here."
I assume a monastery will have to endorse me for visa extensions, in which case I would feel obliged to remain at that monastery for a fair duration. In a perfect world I would like to go around and sample what each environment has to offer before I ordain, but because of constraints this may not be possible, time will tell.
I don't expect anybody to wait on me, certainly not a great man
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven BodhesakoNanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma
| Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca