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Cārikā July 2019 – My First Wandering

“Household life is a confining a dusty path. The life gone forth is like the open air.”   For many westerners who move towards ordination, there is the idyllic image of the wandering monastic in their mind. A monastic wandering through the wilderness, obtaining alms from whatever villages and people are willing to be generous. Whether that is of the Buddha’s disciples in the … Read More Cārikā July 2019 – My First Wandering

Dhamma to Inspire” : The Buddha’s Words for Monastics : Vol IV

“Bhikkhus, dwell observant of virtuous behavior, observant of the Pātimokkha. Dwell restrained by the Pātimokkha, possessed of good conduct and resort, seeing danger in minute faults. Having undertaken them, train in the training rules. When you have done so, what further should be done?     (1) “Bhikkhus, if a bhikkhu has gotten rid of longing and ill will while walking; if he has … Read More Dhamma to Inspire” : The Buddha’s Words for Monastics : Vol IV

“Dhamma to Inspire” : The Buddha’s Words for Monastics : Vol II

“Therefore, monks, I will designate a training-rule for the monks on account of ten reasons: for the excellence of the Saṅgha, for the comfort of the Saṅgha, for the restraint of shameless people, for the comfortable abiding of well-behaved monks, for restraining existent taints51, for preventing taints in the future, for the faith of the faithless, for the increase of the faithful, for the … Read More “Dhamma to Inspire” : The Buddha’s Words for Monastics : Vol II

“Dhamma to Inspire” : The Buddha’s Words for Monastics : Vol I

For the past few years  I have been working on my goal to read through all the nikayas cover to cover. As I’ve read I have been copy/pasting hundreds of lines from the nikayas into a google keep compendium of dozens of dhamma topics. One that I created were for selections I felt would be important for inspiration and reminders on the monastic path. … Read More “Dhamma to Inspire” : The Buddha’s Words for Monastics : Vol I

The Simile of the Ember : Carrying Forth the Ember of Mindfulness

**This marks the first article I’ve written for this wordpress blog. I’ve posted a lot of articles this past half year, but they have been articles from my old tumblr that I felt were important enough to bring forward to the wordpress. I have decided that I will start writing articles on a somewhat regular basis, as upon examining my previous experience writing dhamma … Read More The Simile of the Ember : Carrying Forth the Ember of Mindfulness

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