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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 reverence in Buddhism, and South Asian culture in general, both in ancient and modern times. It is part of the whole package of reverence to parents, teachers ...


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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 in the position you have chosen to put yourself in, asking us for advice on this forum. =) So what is the difference between me giving you advice on a life I ...


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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: a training to be observed. I will not teach Dhamma to a person whose head is covered (with a robe or scarf) and who is not ill: a training to be observed. ...


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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 or select, specify, present, apply, offer that advice to specific laypeople with specific complaints. I am by nature quite skeptical and cannot really take a ...


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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 enough rules to control the process work follow in the plan to goals. The 7 goals of buddhism are the hardest job in the world: 1. keeping own advantage, 2. ...


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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 into your daily life. For example, a person may spend several years in university studying programming but to the company that takes him on as a junior developer ...


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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 giving happy thoughts and emotions and not supporting negativity virtually supportive (I work in IT so I know most things that are useful) by setting up phone, ...


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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 mother lest we become complacent and let the importance they have in our being here fade from our minds. With that in mind, I would say that exactly how you ...


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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. Buddha recommended that the disciples follow additional precepts to the first 5 precepts whenever time permits. These are known as the Uposatha Precepts, or ...


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