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.
It does come as a surprise that people's admiration has stayed on despite my monkhood and spirituality.
But the monkhood is also a key element of the cinema community.
Most times, children of economically disadvantaged families join monkhood as their parents cannot afford higher education or children from less affluent families do so to reduce the financial burden on their parents.
Summary: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan 26 (ANI): Mamtha Kataria, an MBA graduate from Chennai, has decided to renounce worldly pleasures and embrace monkhood.
Ignoring protests by the family, Anamika followed the footsteps of her husband Sumit, the son of a millionaire businessman in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district, and embraced monkhood at a ceremony in Surat, Gujarat, on Monday.
Anamika not only gave her consent, but also voiced her desire to embrace monkhood, the Hindustan Times reports.
A Tibetan lama named Thaye Dorje, who claimed to be a reincarnation of the Karmapa Lama, announced Thursday that he married an old friend in Delhi, India and gave up monkhood, reports said.
Additionally, the late Isan anthropologist Pattana Kittiarsa argued that ordination into monkhood is seen as the Buddhist ideal for Thai men.
This is why this monk thought he had committed the First Defeat, and lost his monkhood, after dreaming that he had had sex with his former wife.
The abandonment of the world of the monkhood and the leaving-the-world of the handful of elders retiring from their villages, families and lives to retire in the brotherhood.
He construed that he had killed him and so in order to escape the law he entered monkhood under the name of Wirathuand since that time he bitterly hated the Muslims and started the anti-Muslim campaign, for this that he was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2003, but was pardoned in Jan 2012.