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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Re: Be a monk for a month?

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

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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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.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."


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