I chose to become a Buddhist Monk over a Bio-Chemist
Matthieu Ricard is a popular name we hear when talking about Buddhism and Buddhistmonk. He is from an intellectual french family; his father is a renowned French philosopher and mother is the abstract lyrics painter and Tibetan Buddhist called nun Yahne Le Toumelin. Seems like he's following his mom's path.
After completing the PhD degree in molecular genetics at Pasteur Institute, Matthieu decided to become a .
Buddhist monasticism is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism and one of the fundamental institutions of Buddhism.
Monks and nuns, called bhikkhu and bhikkhuni, are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha's teaching and the guidance of Buddhist lay people.
Three surviving traditions of monastic discipline (Vinaya), govern modern monastic life in different regional traditions:
- the Theravada in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka
- the Dharmaguptaka in East Asia
Vajriputra is known as the elder is the 5th arhat from the set of 16 great arhats.
The life of Vajriputra
In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of the Vajriputra, after that, we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Vajriputra.
Etymology of Vajriputra
Vajriputra is known as ne ten, dor Je mo Buin in Tibet. And the meaning of Vajriputra is Sthavira Vajriputra in Sanskrit.
Earlier, we learn about the .
Kṣitigarbha is also known as bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism who is usually depicted as a Buddhist monk in the Orient. Ksitigarbha is known for his vow not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. Therefore, Ksitigrabha is also regarded as the bodhisattva of hell-beings.
The Life of Ksitigarbha
In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Ksitigarbha, after that, we will present the short etymological description of the .
The typical lifestyle of monks rotates around chanting, meditation and doing some artistic work. There are different communities of monks in Nepal.
The Lama in these monasteries give education and people from different regions and other Himalayan countries come to receive a classical monastic education.
Little monks from the age of even from all over Nepal and other Himalayan countries are residing at this Gelugmonastery, in Kapan.
It is not a compulsion for .
Lung-gom-pa is an esoteric skill in Tibetan Buddhism that is believed to enable practitioners to run for extended periods of time without tiring.
This technique is similar to those used by Kaihōgyō monks in Japan and practitioners of Shugendō.
Like so much about Tibet, Lung-gom-pa running remains something of an enigma.
Enlightenment through physical endurance
Lung-gom-pa, also known as "tibetan marathon runners," is a form of spiritual training within Tibetan Buddhism.
This practice involves intensive spiritual training, .
In the same complex, close to the the Sheshnarayan Temple is the oldest monastery in Pharping, Rigzin Drubte Ghatshal Monastery. It is a great example of religious and cultural pluralism in Nepal.
A God, a King and a prophetic vision
Lord Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is part of the holy trinity that consists of three gods — Brahma, the creator, Shiva, the god of destruction and Vishnu who is responsible .