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  Dharma Realm Buddhist Association - Dharma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Bhikshu is a Sanskrit word; it is the technical designation for a fully ordained Buddhist monk, one who leads a pure and celibate life and who upholds the basic 250 monastic regulations (227 in the Theravada tradition).
Above, a Bhikshu seeks the food of Dharma from all the Buddhas to nourish his Dharma body.
When Bhikshus seek alms, they make the alms-round in succession, from one house to the next; they can't skip over the poorer families and seek alms from the rich, hoping for better offerings.
www.drba.org /dharma/btts/9xxentrydetail.asp?wid=51   (487 words)

 Dhammapada Chapter 25 The Bhikshu (Mendicant)
The Bhikshu who controls his mouth, who speaks wisely and calmly, who teaches the meaning and the law, his word is sweet.
A Bhikshu who, though he receives little, does not despise what he has received, even the gods will praise him, if his life is pure, and if he is not slothful.
The Bhikshu whose body and tongue and mind are quieted, who is collected, and has rejected the baits of the world, he is called quiet.
www.thenazareneway.com /the_dhammapada/dhammapada_chapter_25.htm   (596 words)

 Nagarjuna Institute : Buddhist Sites of Nepal - Svayambhu
Bhikshu Gunakara ordained and initiated him in the Sutras and Tantras.
Bhikshu Santasri, thinking that in later periods people will evil mind might destroy this self originated divine light, decided to cover this divine flame by erecting a stupa on it.
Bhikshu Gunakar, a disciple of Bodhisatva Manjushree gave him permission to consecrate the consecrate the construction of this stupa and conferred on him the title of Vajracharya.
www.nagarjunainstitute.com /bs_svayambhu.htm   (2159 words)

 Welcome to Kusala.info - The home page of Kusala Bhikshu
Kusala Bhikshu (Thich Tam-Thien) is an American born Bhikshu (monk) ordained in the Zen Tradition of Vietnam.
In 1996 he received full ordination as a Bhikshu, and was given the name Thich Tam-Thien (heavenly heart mind) with the Ven.
In addition to his other duties Kusala Bhikshu gave presentations in the Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall on Buddhism and meditation for four years, and for a year taught blues harmonica at a juvenile probation camp in Malibu, CA.
www.urbandharma.org /kusalainfo/index.html   (1127 words)

 Role of Theravada in the  preservation
Bhikshu Aamritananda first took the lead in brod casting the Buddhist programme on the occasion of Swanyapunhi from Radio Calcutta.
Amritananda Mahasthavir at Manjushri, Swayambhu, at the main courtyard of Bhikshu Suddarshan, at Tebahal and Chikan Mugal of Kathmandu.
When Bhikshu Dharmolka first went out for alms begging, he found it uneasy to beg alsm at Nyata (Netapacho) at Kathmandu because of the presence of relatives.
www.lrcnepal.org /papers/cbhnm-ppr-13.htm   (6220 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
2- A bhikshu, while walking, should not join his palms in greeting, snap his fingers, swing his arms, sway his body, move his arms and legs as if he were dancing, skip, turn his face up to the sky, or walk in haste.
5- A bhikshu should not speak in such a way to probe into someone’s personal life to discover his faults or speak with a sharp, sarcastic, or rough voice, nor should he interrupt someone who is speaking.
35- A bhikshu should not urinate or defecate near a stupa or shrine, in a place which is not shielded from view, in a vegetable plot, or in a flowing body of water.
www.plumvillage.org /MindfulnessTrainings/RevisedBhikshu/RevisedBhikshuFineMannerOffences.htm   (2414 words)

 Portland Buddhist Hub: Meditation, Pure Land, Ch'an, Zen, Tibetan, Theravadin, Mahayana, Buddhism, Dharma, Portland ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Kalavinka Dharma Group is presided over by Bhikshu Dharmamitra, a fully-ordained Chinese-tradition Mahayana monk, experienced practitioner, and translator of Buddhist literature into English from Classical Chinese.
Bhikshu Dharmamitra is one of the original Western monastic disciples of the late Ch'an patriarch Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, who founded the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Northern California as well as many other Buddhist monasteries around the world.
Bhikshu Dharmamitra is a Seattle-based fully-ordained Chinese-tradition translator-monk and one of the original disciples of the late Ch'an Patriarch, Master Hsuan Hua.
www.portlandbuddhisthub.org /portland_buddhist_group   (498 words)

 The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - The Maharshi Newsletters - Sep/Oct 1997
The Bhikshu who came with him was also an Englishman by birth.
Bhikshu: The world is in a state of degeneration.
Bhikshu: He says that he will become an Avatar in a few years.
www.ramana-maharshi.org /publish/sepoct97.htm   (3520 words)

 The Present Status of the Bhikshuni Ordination
However, there are a few historical records of a few bhikshunis in Tibet receiving their ordination from the bhikshu sangha alone, although that never took hold in Tibet.
The bhikshuni ordination should be given by bhikshunis and bhikshus, and for some time in Chinese history it was given only by the bhikshus.
The existence of the sangha community of both bhikshus and bhikshunis establishes a place as a "central land," one where the Dharma is flourishing.
www.buddhistinformation.com /present_status_of_the_bhikshuni_.htm   (1073 words)

Pallaththara Sumanajothi Thero, the President of the Ruhunu Rata Bhikshu Peramuna, Aluthgama Dhammananda Thero of the Malwatte Chapter, Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero and Prof.
In a leaflet distributed by the Ruhunu Rata Bhikshu Peramuna and the Ruhunu Jathika Ekabaddha Peramuna it is said that only a nominal freedom was given by the British in 1948 and even today the important decisions are not made by our elected leaders but by the foreign non national powers.
Most of the problems in the country are due to the manipulations in the fields of politics, economics and culture and hence it is necessary that a freedom struggle is launched to win real independence to the country.
www.infolanka.com /org/kalaya/fea040.htm   (1289 words)

Soon after this a bhikshu, pursuing his regular course of begging his food, entered the gate (of the place).
When the lictors of the naraka saw him, they were about to subject him to their tortures; but he, frightened, begged them to allow him a moment in which to eat his midday meal.
As the bhikshu looked on, there came to him the thought of the impermanence, the painful suffering and insanity of this body, and how it is but as a bubble and as foam; and instantly he attained to Arhatship.
lakdiva.org /books/fahsin/c32.html   (803 words)

 Master Ji Ru Bhikshu
Bhikshu JiRu learned about Theravada Buddhism and ordained in Thailand in 1980.
Bhikshu Ji Ru came to the United States in 1992 to give a Dharma Talk, and shortly thereafter he was appointed the Abbot of Great Enlightenment Temple of Buddhist Association of U.S. in New York.
In 2002, he was appointed by the Buddhist Association of United States to be the Abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery, and Great Enlightenment Temple of Buddhist Association of U.S. in New York, and he resigned from the post as Abbot in 2003 due to busy commitment with the two monasteries in Augusta, Missouri and Chicago.
www.maba-usa.org /documents/ourteacher.html   (509 words)

 PFO:Appendix 1
First one requests the ordination and a bhikshu (who has been ordained at least ten years) to be one's abbot.
A bhikshu other than the abbot asks one to prostrate to all the sangha present and to remove the white clothing of a lay person.
A bhikshu, who acts as the lopon (acharya), checks and announces the exact time of ordination.
www.thubtenchodron.org /Publications/PreparingForOrdination/PFO_Appendix1.html   (1697 words)

 Dhammapada On-line - The Gold Scales
A man is not a mendicant (Bhikshu) simply because he asks others for alms; he who adopts the whole law is a Bhikshu, not he who only begs.
Bhikshu, be not confident as long as thou hast not attained the extinction of desires.
So long as the love of man towards women, even the smallest, is not destroyed, so long is his mind in bondage, as the calf that drinks milk is to its mother.
oaks.nvg.org /lg1ra5.html   (11428 words)

 Dharma House: San Francisco headquarters of the Dharma Fellowship
Bhikshu Karma Tinley spreads his time between residing in San Francisco, studying in India and Nepal, and visiting the new Hermitage property in B.C., Canada.
The Bhikshu's particular interest is in facilitating the Tibetan Refugee Children in the Kathmandu Valley with Ven.
This is a service that Bhikshu Karma Tinley and Tashi-la perform without payment of any kind, in the belief that true compassion must come from the heart and be given gratis.
www.dharmafellowship.org /dharma-house.htm   (381 words)

As you leave the old city on the north, and go down east for three le, there is the rock dwelling of Devadatta, and at a distance of fifty paces from it there is a large, square, fl rock.
The Anagamin belong to the third degree of Buddhistic saintship, the third class of Aryas, who are no more liable to be reborn as men, but are to be born once more as devas, when they will forthwith become Arhats, and attain to nirvana.
The bhikshu was evidently rather out of his mind; and the verdict of a coroner's inquest of this nineteenth century would have pronounced that he killed himself "in a fit of insanity."
lakdiva.org /books/fahsin/c30.html   (939 words)

 The Bhikshu with the Fragrant Breath
He was of the opinion that this constituted a deliberate impropriety arising from a desire to employ a fragrant scent to influence the retinue in the royal palace.
In the past, during the time of Kaashyapa Buddha's Dharma I was a Dharma-proclaiming bhikshu who, in the midst of the great assembly, constantly took pleasure in expounding on the immeasurable qualities of Kaashyapa, the World Honored One, on the reality mark of all dharmas, and on an incalculable number of methods to access Dharma.
The bhikshu said, "This may be thought of as the blossom.
www.kalavinka.org /jewels/nagajuna/mppu/webdana/fragrant.htm   (1082 words)

 Asia Society -
The Bhikshu, tortured by Ghor and his at-tendants, invokes strength to endure and to be free from fear.
Priyadarshi notices that the Bhikshu is calm and undisturbed by the flames of Hell.
The Bhikshu reas-sures Priyadarshi that with the affection of the divine light, one is liberated from all human bondage.
www.asiasociety.org /pressroom/rel-ratan1.html   (1478 words)

 Go2Lanka: One step gateway to Sri Lanka. Latest News, update throughout the day
It has been accused, that the equipment allegedly compromising the security of the country was rushed to the rebels with the help of the office of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, whom the rebel group very much wants to become the President of the country in a future election.
The secretary of the Jathika Bhikshu Peramuna Venerable Kalawelgala Chandaloka said ambassador Jon Westborg had deviated from all diplomatic norms of an ambassador and directly aided the separation of Sri Lanka going beyond all restrictions of a foreign envoy.
Venerable Chandaloka said that with utmost responsibility he was prepared to state that no inspection, as stated by the government, had been done on the imported equipment and Defense Secretary Austin Fernando was simply lying for the government when he stated that the equipment has been inspected.
www.go2lanka.com /stories/021224a.html   (421 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Healing prayers for Kalavinka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Bhikshu Heng Shou, aka as Dharmamitra, with the e-sangha nickname of Kalavinka, has serious health problems.
May Bhikshu Dharmamitra be free of the suffering of illness.
May Bhikshu Heng Shou's recovery to health be swift and sure.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=20805   (892 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
3- A bhikshu who, when motivated by sexual desire, tells a woman or a man that it would be a good thing for her or him to have sexual relations with him, commits a Sangha Restoration Offence.
27- A bhikshu who gives teachings or leads people in practices which are not in accord with the teachings of transformation, healing, and liberation presented in Buddhism, after having been warned three times by other bhikshus without listening deeply and changing his way, commits a Sangha Restoration Offence.
A bhikshu who breaks one of these twenty-seven precepts and intentionally hides his offence, shall be subject to Dwelling Apart from the Sangha (Manatva) for as long as the time during which he hid the offence.
www.plumvillage.org /MindfulnessTrainings/RevisedBhikshu/RevisedBhikshuSanghaRestorationOffences.htm   (979 words)

 About... Rev. Kusala Bhikshu
(www.Kusala.info) is an American born Bhikshu (monk) ordained in the Zen Tradition of Vietnam.
Along with Kusala's Bhikshu ordination he received a B.A. in Buddhist Studies, from the College of Buddhist Studies.
Kusala Bhikshu is a member of the Buddhist- Roman Catholic Dialogue of Los Angeles, the Wilshire Center Parish Association of Los Angeles, and the Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton, and Westminster.
www.urbandharma.org /bdharma2/bdharma/aboutrk.html   (766 words)

 Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism
The term bhikshu means one who begs, particularly for alms, and generally one who devotes oneself to Buddhist practice and subsists entirely on alms received from laypersons through the practice of alms-begging.
With the development of the community of monks and the establishment of a system of monastic rules, bhikshu came to refer to only those men who had gained admission into the Buddhist Order by going through an established ordination ceremony.
In the early period of Buddhism, bhikshus lived alone in forests and other quiet locations, devoting themselves to meditation and other practices.
www.sgi-usa.org /buddhism/dictionary/define?tid=1699   (226 words)

 Dai Vo Luong Tho
And again during the time of the preaching of this holy and fully enlightened Tathagata Lokesvararaja, O Ananda, there was a Bhikshu, Dharmakara by name, richly endowed with memory, with understanding, prudence, and wisdom,--richly endowed with vigour, and of noble character.
Now, for instance, O Ananda, the Bhikshu Maudgalyayana having obtained miraculous power, might, if he wished, count^41 in one day and night, how many kinds of stars there are in the universal world.
And let there be reckoning made by those Bhikshus, who are like Maudgalyayana, counting for a hundred thousand nayutas of kotis of years, and yet, as to the mass of water left in the great ocean, it would even then have to be considered as not counted.
www.buddhanet.net /budsas/uni/u-kinh-bt-ngan/dvlt-en.htm   (12323 words)

 H. H. the Dalai Lama Answers Questions
If you look at how the bhikshu and bhikshuni precepts work, you will get a better understanding of their purpose.
Generally speaking, those Buddhist practitioners who are really determined to follow this practice according to the Buddha's guidance of course become sramanera(ika), then bhikshu(ni).
I feel the real preparation for taking bhikshu or bhikshuni ordination is not the study of the Vinaya, but more meditation about the nature of samsara.
www2.hawaii.edu /~tsomo/ordination/hh_q_a.html   (1356 words)

 The Bhikshu Who Became Frustrated by the Fourteen Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
I wish also to know from which wood and on what mountain the bow was manufactured as well as what animal's horns were used.
The bhikshu said, "He would not be able to succeed in knowing them.
The bhikshu felt ashamed, deeply understood the words of the Buddha and then immediately gained the way of arhatship.
www.kalavinka.org /jewels/nagajuna/mppu/webpati/14quest.htm   (545 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> This really moved me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This bhikshu said, “It is truly as you say.
This bhikshu said, “After the Buddha crossed into cessation, the Venerable ├énanda was so overcome with sorrow, whimpered so, wept so, and became so confused and desolate, that there is no way I can describe it.”
During this time, Ânanda had been contemplating the nature of all dharmas and was seeking to bring his residual outflow impurities to an end.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=13576   (2390 words)

 The Questions of King Milinda, Part II: Book VII: The Similes: Chapter 6
This, O king, is the first of the qualities of the mountain height he ought to have.
; just so, O king, should the strenuous Bhikshu, earnest in effort, standing on righteousness as a basis, and holding in the hand of faith the saw of knowledge, cut off his evil dispositions according to the doctrine laid down by the Conquerors.
A Bhikshu, for instance, on seeing a faded flower, will try to realise, to conjure up before his mind, the real fact of the transitoriness of all earthly (and of all heavenly) things.
www.sacred-texts.com /bud/sbe36/sbe3614.htm   (2756 words)

 LankaWeb News
Addressing the protestors theVenerable Dambara Amila said with the help of the Ranil Wickremesinghe government the LTTE was involved in an effort to legitimize the division of the country.
The Jathika Bhikshu Peramuna, the Venerable Amila said, had taken over the responsibility of rising up with the mammoth power of the masses against the traitorous act of the United Front government.
He said through the so-called MOU the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe was attempting to establish the separate state called Eelam.
www.lankaweb.com /news/items03/200903-1.html   (572 words)

 Sravasti Abbey: Frequently Asked Questions
A person wishing to receive each set of precepts – the five lay precepts, the eight anagarika precepts, the ten sramanera/ika precepts, and the bhikshu/ni precepts – must request and receive the permission of the group of senior monastics.
After ordination, each new bhikshu or bhikshuni will stay at Sravasti Abbey for at least five years to train under the senior monastics.
Resident bhikshus and bhikshunis will receive health insurance, and medical and dental expenses.
www.sravastiabbey.org /faq.html   (1445 words)

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