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Buddhism Trivia "How to become a great monk?




A great monk.


There are many different ways to say "Eirai".


In the first place, "great" has two meanings, one is "splendid" and the other is "high status".


Depending on which one you are aiming for, your deeds may change.


The purpose of becoming an ordained monk is to attain enlightenment, to save oneself, and to teach with the teachings.

The purpose of becoming an ordained monk is to attain enlightenment and save oneself, and also to open a path of salvation for others by educating them with the teachings.


This is called the Bodhisattva Way, and it is the right way to live as a monk.


Originally, it is desirable to have no other evil thoughts.


In ancient India, where ordained monks were called bhikkhus and bhikkhunis.

Those who were close to enlightenment were given more respect.


In other words, the length of one's ascetic training was more important than one's age or wealth.


But in today's Japan.

However, in today's Japan, it cannot be denied that the rank of monks is complicated by the convenience of the sect.


For example, the prestige of the temple they belong to, their contribution to the head temple, the number of

For example, the prestige of the temple you belong to, your contribution to the head temple, the number of your parishioners, and your blood relationship with people of high rank are all directly related to your "greatness.


And under the inheritance system of temples, which is based on a hereditary system

The hierarchy is also inherited, and a monk with no ability can become a great person.


This is the very reality of the "seven lights of parents.


As a monk who participates in economic activities

As a monk who also participates in economic activities, I understand the reality that it is not possible to live only a life of seeking enlightenment.


However, as an ordained monk, I have to remember the right purpose.

But as an ordained monk, I hope that you will not forget the right purpose, and as a result, you will work on cultivating respect.


Sincerely yours


#Great monk, great monk

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#The Way of the Bodhisattva

#Save sentient beings


*** Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) ***



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