Kenshou wrote:Perhaps the phenomena of temporary ordination combined with, I daresay an incomplete, or different understanding of English leads to not-quite-right use of the word?
Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:I have now ordained at Wat Phra Dhammakāya for five rains retreats.
Virgo wrote: Khemmanando bhikkhu, do the monks at your temple use money?
Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:I personally have been involved in this project, teaching to Thai in a wat in Khorat. Many local villagers ordained for the program, and were inspired by the program. After they returned to the lay life, they maintained the five precepts and came to their local temple more often to support it an keep it alive. I have seen many places in Thailand where Buddhism is quickly declining, and I think this approach is very helpful. After all, training people is a very important activity to spread the Dhamma. It makes the Thai people realize that there is more to Buddhism than amulets and asking for lucky numbers, which I think is important.
Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:Virgo wrote: Khemmanando bhikkhu, do the monks at your temple use money?
They do, as in most temples close to the city...
What do you think, Kevin?
gavesako said: Only in some monasteries where the Ajahn emphasises renunciation and meditation practice as the only goal of the monk's life will they be strict about the money rules.
cooran wrote:What goals, other than renunciation and meditation leading towards Nibbana did the Buddha teach, particularly for monks?
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