Ordination Question

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Ordination Question

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:33 am

Greetings all,

Over the course of time, I have considered going forth. What are the diseases that keep one from ordaining? I have eczema...And as far as I know, that's one of them. Am I right with that view? Am I totally put out from ever becoming a bhikku? I also take medication for depression. What would the view be on this one?
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Re: Ordination Question

Postby Reductor » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:22 am

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... .ch14.html

Search the page for 'eczema'. Yes, it is a disqualification. Not sure about the meds.
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Re: Ordination Question

Postby notself » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:43 am

This may help the skin condition itself. Please show it to your doctor.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2008/10/06/41864.aspx
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Re: Ordination Question

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:50 am

Greetings notself,

Thanks!
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Re: Ordination Question

Postby notself » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:58 am

If your doctor agrees with the study, let me know how it goes. :anjali:
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