By Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche,
In those talks, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche clarify the nice advantages of practising Dharma as an ordained individual, tips on how to continue the ordination natural, the aim of the monastic neighborhood, the way to stay jointly as priests and nuns, and masses extra. the need for the lay neighborhood to aid the Sangha is additionally made transparent, and never purely clergymen and nuns yet lay practitioners, too, will achieve a lot through interpreting this book.
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There should be separate monasteries. We already have some 50 monks and 50 nuns, so we should definitely have a broader vision. In the future we’re going to have many more; both the monks’ and the nuns’ communities are going to grow… by thousands, millions! So we have to figure out how we’re going to take care of them. If you check out why you got ordained, you can see that it’s logical that others will also become monks and nuns. As our organization grows and facilitates the spread of Dharma, as we produce more and better educated teachers, it’s only natural that there’ll be more monks and nuns.
Then instead of becoming liberated, they get caught up in Tibetan samsara. You know, the history of every samsaric culture is not so good. When you’re caught up in a samsaric culture, you can’t differentiate between that culture’s garbage thought and Dharma; you can’t distinguish one from the other. Sometimes people who have not studied Tibetan but whose hearts are truly in the Dharma can better integrate their lives with life in the West than can those who have studied Tibetan language. Of course, I can’t say it’s always like this, but I am saying there are different ways of looking at it.
Your page 54 Lama Yeshe Wis d om Archive: Adv ice for Monks and Nuns prayers and pujas on behalf of others will be more likely to succeed. If you are living purely, you can achieve the result more easily, the mantras you recite will be more powerful. The deities, buddhas, and Dharma protectors have to listen to your requests, have to help you. Because of your purity, they have no choice. Even if you don’t make requests, they naturally have to serve and help you. Also, since your life is pure, when sentient beings make offerings to you, they create even more merit, and also there is no danger to yourself in your accepting their offerings.