Be a monk for a month?

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Be a monk for a month?

Postby itchyfeet » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:03 am

Hello,

I've just been on that 'monk for a month' website, it looks quite good, but i was wondering if anyone has done it, and was it worth it. I'm a bit concerned it seems a bit commercial. If anyone has any views on it, it would be appreicated to hear from you.

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Tom.

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Re: Be a monk for a month?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:09 am

“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Be a monk for a month?

Postby itchyfeet » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:23 am

Cheers for the link. Its interesting how people view it differently. If one gets ordained for just a month, returns home and then feels like he would like to get ordained again on a more permanent base, will the month ordination hinder that possibilty.

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Re: Be a monk for a month?

Postby Sobeh » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:33 am

itchyfeet wrote:...will the month ordination hinder that possibilty.


I can't imagine how that would be the case; it's probably a great experience for people who are fence-sitting on that very decision.

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Re: Be a monk for a month?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:08 pm

no, it is not a higher ordination but a Novice ordination, and even if it was a higher ordination you can ordain at that level up to 7 times, I don't think there is a limit for novice oridination.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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