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by walrus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi JamesTheGiant,

I have posted a question about this in SuttaCentral. I will see if they can provide an answer.

Vincent
by walrus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi Volo, Thanks for providing the Pali translation. No, I don't know Pali. I tried plugging some of the words into online Pali-English dictionaries and several of the words were not recognized. I think I probably will have to find an actual physical library and get the Oldenberg version of the Pali ...
by walrus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi Volo, Thank you for the links. I downloaded The Book of the Discipline from one of the links you provided and I found the passage that you quoted. But it contained the same ellipsis as the one you included. So the words I am looking for are still not there. However, I noticed that that translatio...
by walrus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi Volo, Thanks for your response. The text you provided seems to very likely be what I was looking for. But the key wording has been replaced by an ellipsis. I would like to be able to review that full text in its full context (i.e., including surrounding text). Do you have a link to it? Where can ...
by walrus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I need to identify a certain sutta and I can't remember which one it is
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: I need to identify a certain sutta and I can't remember which one it is

Hi Jerafreyr, Thank you for your response. It was so long ago that I read that sutta that I don't remember it that clearly. It is possible that the one you sent, Kasi Bharadvaja Sutta: To the Plowing Bharadvaja , is, in fact, the one I remember reading a long time ago. My guess is that that is the c...
by walrus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Where can I find the embarrasing questions which were asked of the Bhikkhunis during ordination?

Hi Folks, I want to know where in the Pali texts I can find the embarrassing questions which are to be asked of prospective bhikkhunis. (e.g. "Is your vagina a real vagina?") The prospective bhikkhunis were too embarrassed to answer these questions in front of the monks and so the Buddha changed the...
by walrus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I need to identify a certain sutta and I can't remember which one it is
Replies: 2
Views: 295

I need to identify a certain sutta and I can't remember which one it is

Hi Folks, I am writing a letter/article relating to Theravadan Buddhism. I would like to reference a certain sutta but I read it a very long time ago and I can't remember which one it was. It said that a man gave the Buddha (and the Sangha, I think) a meal but his intention was to pay for the Buddha...