monkhood


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monk·hood

 (mŭngk′ho͝od′)
n.
1. The character, condition, or profession of a monk; monasticism.
2. Monks considered as a group.

monkhood

(ˈmʌŋkhʊd)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the condition of being a monk
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) monks collectively
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I should have thought shame upon my manhood, as well as my monkhood, if I had held back my hand from her." He glanced around as he spoke with the half-amused look which he had worn during the whole proceedings.
Since Myanmar is predominantly a Buddhist country, there are a number tourists who are interested to visit the monasteries as well as the monastic colleges in order to delve into the religion and culture as well as to understand the life of the monkhood.
The army and monkhood, he continued, "could not be separated."
A few writers did shed light on the country's transient one-party state (Taylor 1987), its enduring military (Callahan 2003; Maung Aung Myoe 1999), the monkhood (Mendelson 1975), business, cronyism and corruption (Kyaw Yin Hlaing 2001), and ideas of political and moral order (Houtman 1999).
Summary: Surat (Gujarat) [India], May 29 (ANI): Khushi Shah, a 12-year-old girl from Surat, has decided to renounce worldly pleasures and embrace monkhood here.
Many young monks, he said, seem to be more interested in secular than Buddhist studies and leave monkhood after graduation.
Although most coronation ceremonies for Thai kings follow Hindu Brahmin traditions, some Buddhist elements were added by the monarch's great-great grandfather King Mongkut, or Rama IV, because he spent 27 years in monkhood before inheriting the throne, scholars said.
Wael Saad (formerly known as Monk Ash'eyaa) and Raymond Rasmi Mansour (Faltaous al-Makary) were stripped of their monkhood shortly after the bishop was killedand before it was announced that they were officially charged with murder.
Likewise, the founder of the Ceylon Buddhist Publication Society, Venerable Nyanaponika Mahathera (born Siegmund Feniger), was a German Jew who was ordained into Buddhist monkhood at Island Hermitage, Dodanduwa.
(In Buddhism, monkhood is not necessarily a lifetime vocation.
11 boys, with an exception of 14-year-old Adul Sam-on who is a Christian, entered a nine-day monkhood as an act of gratitude for their rescue.