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Advice for Monks and Nuns by Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche,

By Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche,

In those talks, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche clarify the nice merits of training Dharma as an ordained individual, find out how to continue the ordination natural, the aim of the monastic neighborhood, easy methods to dwell jointly as priests and nuns, and masses extra. the need for the lay neighborhood to aid the Sangha is usually made transparent, and never in basic terms priests and nuns yet lay practitioners, too, will achieve a lot via examining this ebook.

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This leaves you much more time for meditation and study; you have fewer distractions. Thus, there are many advantages to being ordained: more time to study and meditate, more time to develop your mind. O ne of the most important meditations that you need to accomplish in order to really develop the path to enlightenment in your mind is mental quiescence. To realize shamatha, you need much discipline, protection, and morality; you have to eliminate many distractions. Even for an hour’s good meditation you need to cut distractions, apply discipline, and renounce attachment.

Also, this is not some kind of competition; we are just trying to be as beneficial as possible. I feel sometimes that Western teachers are more suitable for Western beginners. ” page 36 Lama Yeshe Wis d om Archive: Adv ice for Monks and Nuns We should encourage Westerners to do this kind of thing. Of course, Tibetan lamas can still come to give advanced teachings, but there are limitations to this as well. Therefore, we should hurry to educate ourselves well so that we can be of maximum benefit to others.

Morality is a passport to success, a guarantee for an upper rebirth. It’s like a university degree that guarantees respect and a good job. The immediate, urgent thing is to stop rebirth in the lower realms: not only does morality guarantee you that, but it is also the basis, or foundation, for liberation and enlightenment. Therefore, it is extremely necessary to establish the right environment for practice. The Buddha explained the many benefits of ordination in his sutra teachings and they are also enumerated in the lam-rim.

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