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Choosing a Monastery

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

Postby convivium » Sun May 23, 2010 6:45 am

there are tibetan monasteries. eventually many these monks might marry, or maybe conduct practices in secret. i really don't know much more about it.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Postby convivium » Sun May 23, 2010 7:22 am

to the extent that mahayana/tibetan buddhism contains and fits into therevada, and has practices that assist in samatha, and discernment. what will come beyond, if anything, i don't know.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

Postby convivium » Sun May 23, 2010 8:24 am

absent of the scandal, what aspect of that quote doesn't conform with your understanding?
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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what do you think of the exoteric vs esoteric dichotomy ^?
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun May 23, 2010 11:39 pm

those two schools have quite a few differences any casual glance should revel them. heres a couple; different ideas about the "goals" of buddhism, different definitions of what a buddha is, different definitions of what an arahant is, different definitions of what a bodhisatta is, different ideas as to what the buddha actually taught.
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon May 24, 2010 3:51 am

if road A goes to point B and road j goes to point F and you want to go to point B it's probably best not to take road J, sure both are roads and both have stop lights and petrol stations and if you're just riding along they seem like pretty much the same road however similarities do not make them the same road.
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon May 24, 2010 3:53 am

or here

"“If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.” ~ Yogi Berra
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

Postby convivium » Mon May 24, 2010 4:01 am

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Choosing a Monastery

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สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat


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