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No longer continuing the path of monastic life, returning to the life of a lay person at home is a very common thing. Sometimes, renunciation is a good thing for those who find that their strength is not enough or they have lost their original will or encounter unexpected circumstances.

On one occasion, the Blessed One was staying at Sàvatthi, at Jetavana, and called to the bhikkhus:

Monks, any bhikkhu or bhikkhuni, who renounces Dharma studies and returns to the worldly life, has five legitimate problems for self-reproach and criticism that come to him right now. What is the year?

In the teacher (he thinks) there is no faith in kusala dhammas, in the guru there is no shame for kusala dhammas, in the master there is no fear for kusala dhammas, in the master there is no diligence towards kusala dhammas. with kusala dhammas, in me there is no wisdom for kusala dhammas.

Whichever bhikkhu or bhikkhuni, bhikkhus, abandons his studies of the Dharma and returns to the worldly life, these five legitimate problems for self-reproach and criticism come to him right now.

(DTKVN, Tang Branch II, chapter 5, product The power of learning, section Studying the Dharma [trích]VNCPHVN Publication, 1996, p.309)

Nuns can only return to the world once, is it equal?

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DISCLAIMER:

Renunciation is a vow to follow the holy path, that route is often called upstream. Because they do not follow the temptations and passions of the world, the beginner has to face countless difficulties before the situation of thin blessings and thick karma. With this challenge, not all monastics can easily overcome it, so some people have to go back and come back or go back to be a Buddhist at home, cultivate the body and protect the Dharma.

No longer continuing the path of monastic life, returning to the life of a lay person at home is a very common thing. Sometimes, renunciation is a good thing for those who find that their strength is not enough or they have lost their original will or encounter unexpected circumstances. When the World Honored One was in the world, many monastics had returned to the world. Although they were more or less rebuked, most of the Buddhas were obedient. Because he clearly understands each person’s karma, and especially practices completely on a voluntary basis, all coercion will not bring results and sometimes even backfire.

In any case, a Buddhist person also needs to observe the cause. When we have clearly seen the dependent origination of the problem, we do not blame or complain about anyone. Because the ancestor does not care, because the brothers do not care, because the Buddhists do not support? The most important thing to realize is yourself. Committed to stepping forward, stopping for comfort or retiring from the worldly world, in the end, it’s up to you to decide. Therefore, if you are to blame first, you should blame yourself.

Of course, renunciation is a failure in the monastic career, but the important thing is how do we see the problem and the secular person himself realizes his or her responsibility to the Dharma? Somewhere, there are still views and evaluations lacking sympathy and especially there is no satisfactory solution for those who have returned to the world and have the conditions to continue to dedicate themselves to building the Buddhist house. This is thought to be the restlessness and concern of all Buddhists in the current context.

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