Taking the plunge

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

Re: Taking the plunge

Postby BlackBird » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:47 am

Non-issue :group:

"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 Bodhesako

Nanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma | Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca
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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby chamarawanni » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:30 am

I met Most.Ven.Gnanadipa(A Dannish monk who is living alone in deep forests for more than two decades) yesterday in a deep forest near Kiwulawadiya,(Knucles range)Laggala,Sri lanka.It was a very inspiring moment for me.I had a rare chance to speak with him for about 15minutes.
An Indonesian forest monk also joined with me for the long journey in the forest with beautiful streams,big trees etc....
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Re: Taking the plunge

Postby befriend » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:01 pm

sadhu! your efforts will help many beings. puja, befriend
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