Author Topic: Belgian Boy Gets Green Light to Become Tibetan Monk  (Read 11871 times)

vajrastorm

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Re: Belgian Boy Gets Green Light to Become Tibetan Monk
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2013, 01:38:35 PM »
Yes it is rare for a boy of fifteen, especially from a European country like Belgian(where  Buddhism not well-spread) to want to become a monk. Furthermore, he has a mother who is supportive of him. However, even he had to face obstacles like an uncle who was dubious about his knowing his own mind at a such a young age. Giel's uncle even had the court investigate his case. Eventually the court granted permission for him to go ahead.

 He left for India after a six months delay, as certain as ever of his wish to become ordained. Here is clear evidence of the tremendous merits that Jiel must have accumulated for him to want to become a monk at such a young age and for him to have an unusually supportive mother.
   

Tenzin Malgyur

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Re: Belgian Boy Gets Green Light to Become Tibetan Monk
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 11:26:22 AM »
It must have been such an extra ordinary decision for a Belgian teenager to want to become a monk that aroused Giel's uncle's suspicion. I am really glad that the authorities are convinced that it is really Giel's  intentions to want to study in a monastery and become a monk and they are allowing him the freedom to do so after their investigations. I wish Lobsang Nyima a smooth spiritual journey and may he complete his studies in the monastery to become a great dharma teacher to spread Lord Buddha's teachings.