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Displaying ordination date for monks

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Displaying ordination date for monks

Postby yuttadhammo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:32 pm

Just a suggestion to all the bhikkhus and bhikkhunis out there, that we put our ordination dates in our signature. That would make it easier for everyone to know how to address our fellow monastics (for those of you who don't know, senior monks are to be addressed as "Bhante" and junior monks as "avuso" or by their first name, according to the Buddha's last words (cp. D. 16 tathāgatapacchimavācā)).

An example is in my signature
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Re: Displaying ordination date for monks

Postby Ytrog » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:07 pm

So, according to your signature it would be Avaso this year and Bhante next year?

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Re: Displaying ordination date for monks

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:31 am

Greetings Venerable Yuttadhammo,

Ordained members are certainly welcome to follow your lead should they choose to do so, and thank you for your suggestion. It's a nice touch that which will help our members with appropriate forms of address.

It's worth mentioning though that we don't intend though to pursue the enforcement of any differing standards between the ordained and non-ordained, as this opens up a whole can of worms that frankly does not need to be opened.

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Re: Displaying ordination date for monks

Postby nyanasuci » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:29 am

Bhikkhu Hiriko - Ñāṇasuci

The experts do not say that one is a sage in this world because of view, or learning, or knowledge, Nanda.
I call them sages who wander without association, without affliction, without desire.

The Buddha, Sn.V.8.2 (1078)


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Re: Displaying ordination date for monks

Postby Ben » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:41 am

Sangham saranam gacchami!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Displaying ordination date for monks

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:04 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Displaying ordination date for monks

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