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Is it fair to ordain a child even when they refuse?

It is as fair as forcing the kids to go to schools, when they refuse. There's usually a probation period as a novice within which they have to prove themselves worthy of monkhood. Even if the parents ...
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Is it fair to ordain a child even when they refuse?

I live in Asia and i am aware of the situation. Yes it is sad and here is how and why it is happening. The horoscope matter happens because South Asian ideology is dominated by "Astrology". Most of ...
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Why was Lord Buddha reluctant to ordain females as Bhikkuni initially?

I once listened to the same question being answered by a monk. And here are the answers. (Not the exact words but the long story short.) Lord Buddha never said that Males are better than Females. But ...
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Is Anagarika procedure a necessity in Thai Forest Tradition?

Firstly, I feel one should avoid having a romanticized view of either the lay married life or the celibate monastic life. Being a married person, you may find that your spouse, children and in-laws ...
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How difficult is it to be a foreign monk in Asia?

Good householder, one who went forth under the Gem is everywhere outside the Buddhaparisa a foreigner. One who went forth does not relay on 'rights' or demands, but has just the Gems as refuge and ...
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When is the best time for ordination?

When you become dispassionate in continuing the lay life or when you get enough confidence that you can successfully fend off the temptations of lay life, it is worth considering ordination. I would ...
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Do Buddhist children from outside of Buddhist countries ever become monks temporarily?

In my country (Belgium) and I presume in most Western countries, children are of course allowed to follow programs like these. However, a child joining a monastic order is considered controversial as ...
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Can an ordained person keep a late sleep schedule?

Yes, such a person can appropriately hold monastic vows in the Geluk tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. There are sleeping restrictions in the Vinaya, but not regarding the time or length of sleep. ...
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Why was Lord Buddha reluctant to ordain females as Bhikkuni initially?

there's an alternative point of view suggesting that if the Mahapajapati's story is indeed authentic, it postdates the first acceptance of a woman into the Sangha, who could be Bhadda Kundalakesa, and ...
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Bad Ordinations?

There is an answer to all of these issues in the Vinaya. Vinaya is the Monastic Discipline (code of ethics to be obeyed). In other words Vinaya is the disciplinary code of monks and nuns. For you and ...
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had an episode of psychosis - can I ever become a monk?

Answering this for personal experience. A few years back I was doing my Ph.D. in the UK and I got an episode of Psychosis, that turned into Schizophrenia, and I also got diagnosed with depression. My ...
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How difficult is it to be a foreign monk in Asia?

Foreign Monks in Sri Lanka There are a few foreign monks in Sri Lanka. There are usually not many monks that speak English in the temples. Visa rules have recently changed allowing visa beyond three ...
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Is Anagarika procedure a necessity in Thai Forest Tradition?

Good householder, As for the Noble tradition, the Sublime Buddhas Sangha, such as Anagarika (a householder without house...) is unknown and seemingly a merely new, Sri Lank originated custom. Yet ...
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Is Anagarika procedure a necessity in Thai Forest Tradition?

That whole point of ordaining isn't just to leave home, it's to leave your very self behind. Monastic ordination in any tradition - Buddhism of any stripe and otherwise - has a component of complete ...
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What is the visa process for ordaining foreigner monks in Sri Lanka?

Previous discussion from Dhamma Wheel. 1) I have obtained a residency visa by this method in the past and it states it clearly in the NUA information: After arriving in Sri Lanka with the entry visa,...
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What are the effects of discourageing one from going forth?

The Buddha taught to go forth and be a monk, persevering and achieving the goals of the holy life. Otherwise, if that is not possible, then try to do well as a lay person, persevering and achieving ...
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A good Abhidhamma monastery to ordain?

This institute fits the criteria you have listed. (one-meal is optional) Most of the teacher monks at IIT are top scholars in different subjects. They are of Forest-Vinaya sect in Sri Lanka. ...
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What is the visa process for ordaining foreigner monks in Sri Lanka?

Wouldn't it be not more important to think about how to leave ones land without duties left and then look around if there are places who still accept a homeless state? It might be the times are ...
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Need more information about samanera or sramanera in India(Theravada tradition)?

There is the Maha Bodhi Society in India. They have monastic training centers in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. There's another monastery called the Mahabodhi Jetavana Monastery in Ladakh. I found these ...
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Do you need both parents' permission to become ordained?

According to the Theravada Vinaya, one wishing to ordain needs to obtain the permission of all living birth or foster parents, unless they have abandoned him or her. A son whose parents have not ...
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Do you need both parents' permission to become ordained?

This is a question of law. In some places, the laws will allow one parent, or even no parents, since it's a matter of religious preference. In other places, the laws are strict, and require both ...
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Why was Lord Buddha reluctant to ordain females as Bhikkuni initially?

If you look at the actual story in question, Mahapajapati wasn't asking the Buddha to ordain women in general, but was only asking about herself, and the Buddha was reluctant. I should note that some ...
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How to ordain as a Theravada monk?

The I. Mahākhandhako: The Great Khandhaka gives most knowledge on not only how the Sublime Sangha got into arising but also how it leaves access for those wishing to make use of the Sublime Buddhas ...
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