Monday, 1 June 2009

Taking the precepts in Japan.

I've been considering taking the precepts in Japan, but I haven't decided whether I should or not, nor do I know how to go about it. I have to be careful with myself. My ego draws lovely mental pictures of me with my head shaven, in full robes, looking the part, and people looking at me and saying, "Ooooh, aaaaah, a westerner monk, wow!" and I would feel all important whilst I hurtle in the opposite direction from enlightenment. I wonder if I can be a monk in practice and attitude, but not on paper and in attire.

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