Bhikhuni ordination?

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Re: Bhikhuni ordination?

Post by SarathW » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:01 am

Sorry, what do you mean by one man?
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Re: Bhikhuni ordination?

Post by thomaslaw » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:06 am

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:01 am
Sorry, what do you mean by one man?
".... under Ajahn Braham"

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Re: Bhikhuni ordination?

Post by SarathW » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:26 am

How can this be legal then?
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Re: Bhikhuni ordination?

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:35 am

just a friendly reminder that it's spelled 'bhikkhunī' with diacritic over the second i
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Re: Bhikhuni ordination?

Post by thomaslaw » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:35 am

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:26 am
How can this be legal then?
not legal, indeed.

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Re: Bhikhuni ordination?

Post by SarathW » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:13 am

What they have to make it legal?
Or
What should they have done to make it legal?
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Re: Bhikhuni ordination?

Post by Zom » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:29 am

Thanks Zom
What about all the nuns underwent full ordination under Ajahn Braham?
As far as I remember, they were ordained just by 4 bhikkhus on the (taken out of context) Vinaya statement spoken by the Buddha: "Monks, I allow you to ordain women" (or close to that). Famous thai scholar Ven. Payutto explains that this phrase Buddha used only once in particular circumstances - when 500 women, followers of Maha Pajapati Gotami, needed to be ordained (this happened just right after he allowed Maha Pajapati Gotami to become a bhikkhuni). After monks ordained all these women, Buddha established general (overriding) rule: from now on 4 bhikkhus + 4 bhukkhunis are needed. This is how bhikkhuni sangha lived on since then.
My understanding is now there are validly ordained nuns.
I have an opposite opinion.

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