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Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:28 pm
by Dharmasherab
Dear Buddhists,

My screenname is Dharmasherab. I was originally a Theravada Buddhist since birth but very recently I entered Vajrayana. However I still continue my Theravada practices and continue to learn Theravada in addition to Vajrayana also.

Hoping to look at important thread and get directions from there.

With Metta,
Dharmasherab

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:55 pm
by Admin_PC
Welcome to DharmaWheel!
:anjali:

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:28 pm
by Ayu
Dharmasherab wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Dear Buddhists,

My screenname is Dharmasherab. I was originally a Theravada Buddhist since birth but very recently I entered Vajrayana. However I still continue my Theravada practices and continue to learn Theravada in addition to Vajrayana also.
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Wonderful! :namaste: Welcome.

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:50 pm
by Virgo
Dharmasherab wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Dear Buddhists,

My screenname is Dharmasherab. I was originally a Theravada Buddhist since birth but very recently I entered Vajrayana. However I still continue my Theravada practices and continue to learn Theravada in addition to Vajrayana also.

Hoping to look at important thread and get directions from there.

With Metta,
Dharmasherab
Its great to have you here Dharmasherab, thank you. I was also a Theravadin once upon a blue moon.

Kevin

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:57 pm
by DNS
Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:13 am
by Dharmasherab
Thank you all. I am also a member of Dhamma Wheel too. I respect the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana within Buddhism. They are all precious.

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:05 am
by amanitamusc
Welcome. My friend had some time in Thailand I thought you would find interesting.

https://rinchenphuntsokblog.wordpress.c ... -thailand/

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:38 pm
by Dharmasherab
Could some one please direct me the section which is most suitable for me to make a thread about preparing for ordination please?

Thank you

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:40 pm
by Virgo
Dharmasherab wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:38 pm
Could some one please direct me the section which is most suitable for me to make a thread about preparing for ordination please?

Thank you
Is there a particular tradition that you have in mind Dharmasherab?

Thank you.

Kevin

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:45 pm
by Dharmasherab
Dear Virgo,

I think I am going for the thread in Mahayana because I want to get ideas from a generic point of view as I am not only making the thread only on behalf of myself but also on behalf of my friends and possibly for anyone who is interested in best preparation in their lay life before becoming ordained.

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:49 pm
by Virgo
Dharmasherab wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:45 pm
Dear Virgo,

I think I am going for the thread in Mahayana because I want to get ideas from a generic point of view as I am not only making the thread only on behalf of myself but also on behalf of my friends and possibly for anyone who is interested in best preparation in their lay life before becoming ordained.
Well Dharma you might try in the Help Required Forum if you want to get feedback from all traditions represented here. :)

Virgo

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:54 pm
by Dharmasherab
Its a bit challenging because it seems black and white without the grey area which addresses the question on how lay people can optimise their Buddhist practice as lay people before taking up robes. Well there are so many threads to look through but I guess there is not harm in starting a thread which is focussed on how lay people to best prepare before ordination if you know what I mean.

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm
by DGA
Dharmasherab wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:54 pm
Its a bit challenging because it seems black and white without the grey area which addresses the question on how lay people can optimise their Buddhist practice as lay people before taking up robes. Well there are so many threads to look through but I guess there is not harm in starting a thread which is focussed on how lay people to best prepare before ordination if you know what I mean.
Sure.

Have you asked your teacher how to prepare for ordination? Or more fundamentally, if ordination is a good idea for you?

Also, you mentioned that you are back. Were you a member of DW in the past? What was your username? Your writing style seems familiar to me but I don't want to be presumptuous.

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:26 pm
by Dharmasherab
DGA wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Have you asked your teacher how to prepare for ordination? Or more fundamentally, if ordination is a good idea for you?
No. Its just I made a thread with the intention of getting ideas on how to just best prepare as a lay Buddhist on a more generic level before going into specifics. Also I am not asking those questions only on behalf of myself but also my friends too. Because we discussed about different things to be done (like how many retreats and duration) as well as milestones to reach (such as reaching Dhyana prior to considering ordination). They are just ideas - no hard and fast rules. But later we will be putting ideas together in a social media group and hopefully make a pathway (like a list of things to do) before considering ordination on a generic level as well as on a more specific level based on the school or sect which one prefers to ordain in.
DGA wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Also, you mentioned that you are back. Were you a member of DW in the past? What was your username?
Yes I was a member 3 years back. My username was 'Buddhistcleric' and later changed to 'Buddhistboy'. Does that ring a particular bell to you?

Re: Hello! I am back

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:50 pm
by Lobsang Chojor
Dharmasherab wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:26 pm
No. Its just I made a thread with the intention of getting ideas on how to just best prepare as a lay Buddhist on a more generic level before going into specifics. Also I am not asking those questions only on behalf of myself but also my friends too. Because we discussed about different things to be done (like how many retreats and duration) as well as milestones to reach (such as reaching Dhyana prior to considering ordination). They are just ideas - no hard and fast rules. But later we will be putting ideas together in a social media group and hopefully make a pathway (like a list of things to do) before considering ordination on a generic level as well as on a more specific level based on the school or sect which one prefers to ordain in.
As someone who is considering ordination I can tell you that it's essential to have a close teacher as the guidance is very personal (I know the advice I've received is different to others). Although in a more general statement I'd say that some retreat is a good idea, and taking the day long 8 Mahayana vows are essential.