Why Are We Monks?

wpid-dolpopa-sherab-gyaltsen-e7ac83e5b883e5b7b4e5969ce9a5b6e59d9ae8b59e-9-jpgThe monastic life is not lived

in order to deceive or convert others.

It is not lived for the sake of gain

or honor, or reputation, or profit.

It is not for drawing people´s attention

by seeming to be this or that. No.

This committed life is lived

for the sake of seeing into things

and understanding them.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Itivuttaka Sutra

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Why Are We Monks?

  1. amandasana says:

    I think some of us who are not monastic in this life time however, also have similar aspirations. But also have the worldly pull to contend with. We can’t all be destined for the previous monastic life, in each lifetime.

  2. amandasana says:

    Precious not previous!!

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