I was wondering what are ALL of the requirements that are needed in order to become a Buddhist monk and what is the ENTIRE process a person goes through to become a monk. I am desirous of joining the Buddha's sangha because:
1. I am interested in securing my own personal salvation.
2. I want to dedicate myself to following the Buddha's teachings in the fullest way possible
3. When I think on how peaceful the disciple's of the Blessed one are I want to have that peace they share with each other
Are these motives wrong ?
"Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo. no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever." - Nichiren Daishonin