Advice for monastics and elders

| Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Tawya: Vassa 2014 Interviews File: R05_0009 (17:24-18:26)

Whatever they want, people give. Slowly, they don’t notice about this mind, they become more attached; so, monks and nuns need to know more about the mind.

In our Buddhist world, people respect monks a lot. Every time you get respect, unconsciously the mind likes it – and slowly, the mind becomes proud.

If you don’t get respect next time, you become angry. You have to be careful because people respect and give you first. If you don’t notice your mind, every time unconsciously the mind enjoys, likes it and becomes happy. And slowly, the habit becomes very strong, and later whenever you cannot get first, you become angry.