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Why should one not address a venerable as friend?

Junior monks have to greet senior monks as "venerable sir" and lay people have to greet monks as "venerable sir" (and not as "friend" or by name) because this is part of the culture of respect and ...
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Buddhist monks give advice for lay life

In the same vein as ChrisW's answer, I would ask you, "You and I live different lives. I do not live your life. Is it appropriate for me to give advice?" The answer is generally "yes," especially ...
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Is it proper to teach Dhamma to someone wearing a hat?

The following rules are part of the Sekhiya rules of the Patimokkha. The Patimokkha are rules for (Theravada) monks and nuns. I will not teach Dhamma to a person wearing headgear who is not ill: ...
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Buddhist monks give advice for lay life

Would you say that it is appropriate Yes. This book, for example, shows there's a whole bookful of advice in the suttas for laypeople -- and that (whole bookful) is without even trying to customise ...
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Why should one not address a venerable as friend?

Controlling the process lead to every goals When the course of study are very hard to graduate, or when the work very hard to take the goals, the teacher/manager need the very strict & many ...
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Buddhist monks give advice for lay life

My own failure in implementing what I learn has to do with the complexities of learning any skill. It's very difficult to go from simply learning something in a classroom to actually integrating it ...
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Fathersday - how would a western disciple of the Buddha make use of this fest?

My father is dead but I try to go the extra mile and help--really help my eldest uncle and those closest to my father in ways that I can whether it is: psychologically and emotionally supportive by ...
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Should we use honorifics when referring to monks?

I feel lay persons should respectfully use appropriate honorifics such as "Venerable" together with the monastic name of the monk or nun, in the spirit of the Buddha's order to the monks in ...
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What's the role of mother-day in regard of a blessed life?

I would like to paraphrase Luang Por Viradhammo, who cared for about 10 years for his elderly mother, in saying that it is good to have formal ways of bringing up and maintaining gratitude for ones ...
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Vesak 2561/2017 TODAY Where in western world can traditional & benefical celebrations be aspected?

For this Vesak, I will be going to the Mahamevanawa Buddhist Monastery & Buddha Meditation Centre of Greater Toronto. On this day I, together with 300+ others will be observing 24+ Uposatha Sil. ...
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