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Re: Garudhammas, the "eight heavy duties"

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  • rjkjp1
    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
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      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.
      Robert

      In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Sumana <paulocuana@...> wrote:
      >
      > I asked my teacher, Bhante Gunaratana, about the
      > "eight heavy duties", the special restrictions on
      > Bhikkhunis.
      > His answer was unequivocal. The rules were added to
      > the Canon after the Parinibbana by some woman-hating
      > person.
      > 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?
      >
      > Sumana
      >
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