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by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

Yes you seem to be reading selectively I'll rephrase. To the user Santa on the internet who I don't know and have never met I am not considered a monk. In the eyes of the monastic lineage Dhammayut, the government of Thailand, and of my many peers some of which are Ajahns and high level scholars of...
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

I am a monk. Good luck to you. You are? Well, good luck with that. Yes you seem to be reading selectively I'll rephrase. To the user Santa on the internet who I don't know and have never met I am not considered a monk. In the eyes of the monastic lineage Dhammayut, the government of Thailand, and o...
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

No, that only applies when certain precepts of the vinaya are broken. Things like having sex, killing, stealing, etc. I reccomend you refrain from defaming monastics in the future. Peace and love. :focus: Unfortunately all that you've done and said so far on this thread are not what monastics do. J...
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

No, that only applies when certain precepts of the vinaya are broken. Things like having sex, killing, stealing, etc.

I reccomend you refrain from defaming monastics in the future.

Peace and love.

:focus:
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

Well. Somebody better tell my Monastic order that. I'm a monk living with other monks in Thailand. I plan to do that for quite some time. I follow the vinaya as far as I know it and as far as it is applicable in the modern world. When it comes to things like not recieving a rug made of black goat ha...
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

I become monk to end suffering. I don't see the Pali Canon as any kind of holy Bible. Simply the closest thing we have to the Buddha's words pertaining to his intentional community of monks/followers. I don't believe in any kind of supernatural entities, God's, goddesses, etc. My practice focus is c...
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

Very interesting views here.

I'm a bit more loose and open about my views.

I for one encourage monks to sniff flowers and if I saw someone reprimand a fellow monk for sniffing a flower I would reprimand the reprimander.
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

Of course many precepts are subject to time and local culture. Things like not have a rug of goats hair. Etc etc. Precepts are not absolute rules they are guidelines for living a life of practice. Buddha was a very chilled and laid back groovy dude. Many of the precepts are not relavent in modern ti...
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]

Ha no worries. I nap too much and don't live near the rich areas of Bangkok so that kind of corruption is unlikely to affect me.

Interesting take on the whole situation.

:namaste:
by Chanh Dao
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics Handling Money [Was: Dhammayut Ordination Options]
Replies: 47
Views: 9034

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

I don't agree. It's a modern world we are in a modern context. Handling money in certain occasions and circumstances is acceptable. Saying that monks who handle money are not good monks is painting with far too broad a brush. Just my opinion. I think there is a cultural tradition and a Dharmic tradi...
by Chanh Dao
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 36
Views: 6846

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

As a foreigner I would expect you to pay money to go through ordination. What places are you considering?
by Chanh Dao
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 36
Views: 6846

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

Please keep me informed as far as what happens and where you ordain.
by Chanh Dao
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 36
Views: 6846

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

From everything I'm reading you have two options. Write a letter to wat pah nanachat and see about going and living there or find a monk who is willing to sponsor and support you for ordination in a Thai lineage/tradition. My opinion is that if you just wiggle your way into a random temple that for ...
by Chanh Dao
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Know of any good places to practice in China?
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

Re: Know of any good places to practice in China?

Dharma teachers are Dharma teachers regardless of language barriers.

It can make things a bit more complicated to traverse but the language barrier should not discourage anyone from seeking a teacher or Sangha
by Chanh Dao
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Does anyone know of foreigner monks in Thailand?
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: Does anyone know of foreigner monks in Thailand?

I'm fairly newly ordained. Still learning to work with my robes. So I'll be staying put for awhile. Thank you friend.