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have any of you been drawn to the monastic way of life?

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  1. rainrise

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    just wondering
     
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    Rainrise,

    After I make some money in order to support my father, I will enter a Buddhist monastery. This has been a life's wish.
     
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    Yep. I've spent a fair amount of time with monks and nuns in monasteries and abbeys.
     
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    your post brought tears to my eyes because your wish resonates so very closely with how i feel inside. i do not know how to voice it yet as my deepest yearning is so very bittersweet.
     
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    Rainrise,

    If your heart is pulling you to monastic life you should take that opportunity. Do you go to a Buddhist temple? Have to you talked to other monks/nuns or a Lama? Send me a PM and I can tell you what my plans are.
     
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    It's funny, I've always have wanted to receive advice and live a buddhist life. I'm currently reading some books about zen buddhism. Good luck to you my friends on that journey, whenever that may be.
     
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    I think about it every day. The more time I spend in the menial existence of society the more I come to loathe it. I was just not bred for people and that tedious modern living. A life of contemplation, introspection, and of the purest profundity seems so idyllic and perfect.
     
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    I don't think it's a menial existence. Lay people do a lot of necessary and hard work.
     
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    *shrug* I do.
     
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    It is not a meanial exsistence. It is simply something that us just very unappealing to some (myself included). Nevertheless, as Ketsugi said, this is not meanial, they do work hard.
     
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    Look I'm not saying anything against honest labor, just that in the grand scheme of things... nevermind this will just turn into yet another vexing debate derailing the OP which a lot of you seem to do instinctively.
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    Momentarily. Could I have an internet connection, pool table, all my mates round, prostitutes or tantric nuns each night, and a library? I'd be a monk then.
     
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    As surprising as it may seem, its something I consider seriously every so often. Something I'm considering now.I'm weighing my options. And nice that you put a Bhairavi and a random whore in the same sentence as if they are interchangeable. *frowns* Boo. No tantric nuns for you.
     
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    I've thought about it, but I don't think I would actually enjoy it.
     
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    Yeah I think about it all the time. When ever I decide to stop haveing serial relationships I will probably join.
     
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    I call bullshit.
     
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    I seriously have thought about it but I don't feel like sticking to the one way of life just yet. I'll live a customized life/belief system for a bit longer and then seriously think about it again and then might do a bit more customizing and so forth until one day I might just take action and drop the whole customizing thing and go, yes, this is how I want to live.
     
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    "To thine own self be true."
     
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    You obviously dont know me very well. I am not surprised as you are an insensitive prick!
     
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    How dare thee! I demand satisfaction, sir! ::rips off white glove and draws sword::

    For serious now. I am surprised. You've never mentioned this to me.. and we've spent many a night philosophizing over beers. What exactly inspires these thoughts?

    Besides. Nobody who thinks about becoming a monk all the time decides to do so once they're done foolin' around.

    So, you could be being a sarcastic bastard.
     
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