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Does Monasticism appeal to Aspies?
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to me no, 19%  19%  [ 3 ]
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koreanamerican
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09 May 2009, 3:07 pm

yes, I have stopped beating my wife
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who added this -- it's pretty disrepectful to not first ask for my permission



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09 May 2009, 3:18 pm

Yes. If women weren't consigned to second rate status in most of the cloistered orders I would have considered the idea even more seriously than I did at various times before having a son, ( thus making it more or less impossible anyway ).

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09 May 2009, 11:35 pm

Yes I've often contemplated having an excuse for living as a monk or something that doesn't require so much interaction. I'm crap when it comes to functioning normally on a day to day basis in the real world.

However I don't think I could handle being THAT lonely or living amongst another social hierarchy /:


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10 May 2009, 12:57 am

I find the monastic lifestyle appealing. I value structure and order as well as lots of reading, writing, and alone time. It would also give me an excuse for not having to be a part of the outside world.



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10 May 2009, 1:55 am

As far as back as I can remember I have found monasticism to be very very very appealing. To me monastic life represents that ultimate expression of the human spiritual instinct. I've told family, spouse, kids, friends, etc: if anything ever happened in life that released me from responsibility towards others I would in a heartbeat disappear into a Buddhist monastery. It's the dropping out of "normal" society that underlies the appeal for me...


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10 May 2009, 3:15 pm

Many years ago I was a Buddhist monk. When I was 19 to be precise. I lived a monastic life for just over a year then left to do a science degree.

One thing you sacrifice with a monastic existence is your freedom to come and go as you please and when you please. Life is structured around a regular routine. This is both good and bad. There were mornings when I really did not want to get up at 4:00 am for morning meditation! However, there were no financial worries and there were lots of like minded people, so you build up some good friendships. There is an atmosphere of mutual support which is also good.

As I become older (I'm 49 now) the monastic life still sounds appealing to a certain extent. I think it quite possible that if I outlive my wife that I will simply sell the house and everything and move into a Buddhist monastery somewhere... or maybe even convert my house into a little Buddhist monastery - now there's a thought!


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10 May 2009, 3:31 pm

hester386 wrote:
I find the monastic lifestyle appealing. I value structure and order as well as lots of reading, writing, and alone time. It would also give me an excuse for not having to be a part of the outside world.
i would agree exept i wanna be apart of the outside world, i think



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10 May 2009, 4:02 pm

I'm not spiritual at all, so Monasticism doesn't appeal to me. I'd be much more likely to become a survivalist.



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10 May 2009, 11:03 pm

yes, I have stopped beating my wife
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no, I have NOT stopped beating my wife
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who added this -- it's pretty disrepectful to not first ask for my permission



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10 May 2009, 11:37 pm

TallyMan wrote:
Many years ago I was a Buddhist monk. When I was 19 to be precise. I lived a monastic life for just over a year then left to do a science degree.

One thing you sacrifice with a monastic existence is your freedom to come and go as you please and when you please. Life is structured around a regular routine. This is both good and bad. There were mornings when I really did not want to get up at 4:00 am for morning meditation! However, there were no financial worries and there were lots of like minded people, so you build up some good friendships. There is an atmosphere of mutual support which is also good.

As I become older (I'm 49 now) the monastic life still sounds appealing to a certain extent. I think it quite possible that if I outlive my wife that I will simply sell the house and everything and move into a Buddhist monastery somewhere... or maybe even convert my house into a little Buddhist monastery - now there's a thought!


Tally Man, what branch of Budddhsim do you practice?

There was a period in high school where I seriously considered becoming a Buddhist nun (prior to stumbling upon a career I adore) and to this day still think about it, if only temporarily. The 4 am wake up would be difficuly but everything else appeals to me immensly.


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11 May 2009, 2:52 am

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Tally Man, what branch of Budddhsim do you practice?


Loosely speaking I'm Zen Buddhist. But the key thing to me is not accepting any belief system or formula. I question everything - including the nature of questions themselves. I see truth in Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta and also in the teachings of more contemporary teachers such as the late Jiddu Krishnamurti.


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11 May 2009, 3:35 am

Oh, absolutely. I can't stand the hassles of everyday life in a 1st world country. I've often thought it would be wonderful to move somewhere that I can live simply, with no annoying distractions or interruptions.



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12 May 2009, 1:58 am

What happened to the title and posts by KA on here? 8O :?

KA, you can still change them. You are allowed to edit up to almost 7 days after first posting them.

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12 May 2009, 2:08 am

It's happened again and now on a different thread? 8O


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12 May 2009, 2:57 am

MissConstrue wrote:
It's happened again and now on a different thread? 8O


This is just a strong suspicion but look into this Marlon Banando character.



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12 May 2009, 3:23 am

Whoa hey hold on a minute.. What'd I do?