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Wash away the discriminating shadow...
Harada Roshi


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How does one know when it is the right time to take vows and live as a monastic? I want to live in a monastic community and study and practice dharma. Yet each time I try to make a commitment I am also being called to serve others. Perhaps it is my karma and I can take vows in another life time.


It is all up to you. If you have a deep longing, then it will happen. Do not worry. Yet if your determination is not firm, then for sure obstructions will come about. You care for other is not about not being determined enough. Yet if you truly wish for monastic practice, the chance will come.


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