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Going Forth: A Call to Buddhist Monkhood, by Sumana Samanera (1995; 34pp./103KB)
A compelling essay in which a remarkable novice monk reflects on the reasons for adopting the homeless life. The author was among the first Westerners to seek Theravada ordination. He was ordained in 1906 in Sri Lanka under the tutelage of Ven. Nyanatiloka Thera, and died in 1910.