The Need For Submission

A friend of mine was recently describing to me some details of his travels in Thailand. He mentioned that for some Thai young men, Buddhist monasteries served an important cultural function in molding and developing the positive traits of obedience, discipline, and humility. As he related his experiences in seeing novice, shave-headed monks begging for food as part of their initiation, I began to think of comparable traditions in the West (or, rather, what was left of them).
A close study of the religious orders in the Western monastic tradition has something to teach us about the virtues of obedience and Read More

Source: Return of Kings

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