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Monks

Postby unspoken » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:17 am

Sorry for the irrelevant topic I'm gonna post, I am just curious is there monks/teachers is here in the forum posting and answering?

Please do tell that you are an ordained monk who surf the net, accessing buddhism forum and posting/answering.

With curiosity

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Re: Monks

Postby appicchato » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:00 am

Affirmative... :coffee:

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Re: Monks

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:44 am

X 2 :coffee:
And crawling on the planets face,some insects called the human race.
Lost in time
Lost in space
And meaning

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Re: Monks

Postby unspoken » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:33 pm

0.o so you guys are monks? If you guys are, where is the monastery you guys staying?

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Re: Monks

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 am

There are many Venerables here thankfully.
"One is not born a woman, but becomes one."- Simone de Beauvoir

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Re: Monks

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Re: Monks

Postby unspoken » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:44 am

I thought that monks usually life in a life where simplicity is centered? But in a monastery, venerables go use a computer freely? I meant, monks have personal computers?

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Re: Monks

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:05 am

They have a monastic shared computer or layfolks donate them. I have donated older equipment before, so they can communicate with people like me who do not have the fortune to be able to participate with the Sangha in another way. It is incredibly helpful, and is more valuable to the world. I think while simplicity is important, monks are meant to live in a synergy with laypeople by helping us practice and do Dana. They are here for the benefit of all of us, so I am grateful. Why? Do you think Monks are meant to isolate themselves from the world rather than confronting it with far more directness than laypeople?
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Re: Monks

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Re: Monks

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:00 pm

"One is not born a woman, but becomes one."- Simone de Beauvoir

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Re: Monks

Postby fabianfred » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:29 am

:anjali: :coffee:


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