Re: Garudhammas, the "eight heavy duties"
- Dear Sumana,
I an curious how your venerable teacher knows this. When did the
women hating monk add this in to the Tipitaka?
I wonder why other monks didn't say anything.
In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Sumana <paulocuana@...> wrote:
> I asked my teacher, Bhante Gunaratana, about the
> "eight heavy duties", the special restrictions on
> His answer was unequivocal. The rules were added to
> the Canon after the Parinibbana by some woman-hating
> What bothered him most was what he refered to as the
> "insult to the Buddha", the author(s) of the
> garudhammas make Ananda more compassionate than the
> Buddha himself.
> Furthermore, if the garudhammas were real they would
> be part of the Bhikkhuni training rules which of
> course they are not.
> What kind of strategy can we have to combat sexism in
> Theravada Buddhism?