Re: [Pali] Re: Gender bias in Buddhism?
> Accepting female monastics was something very bold or revolutionary of the Buddha, and none of his contemporaries is known to have done the same.<
I beg to differ. Unfortunately, it's a myth propagated by many Buddhists. Jains already had Nuns' Order before Buddha.(Padmanabh S. Jaini, Gender and Salvation Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women)
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- Dear Bankei,
thanks. I will have a read over the Easter break, and we can continue our discussion. Btw, is your name Asian? ;-)
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Bankei wrote:
Bhikkhu Analayo has a paper out titled "*The *BahudhÄtuka-sutta* and its Parallels On Womenâs Inabilities"* in the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol 16, 2009