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Interesting article on female monks

federicafederica seeker of the clear blue skyIts better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

Have a look. See what you think.



  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Moderator

    Very interesting. I love that she simply decided/knew what needed to be done and didn't worry about the details or how to handle situations. And it's worked out quite well for her.

  • Tara1978Tara1978 UK Veteran

    Interesting read. It seems to me that most religions/governments/ organisations have a male dominated structure, Buddhism is no different. The Tibetan monasteries are also mostly boys. It is a shame the women in this article can only do their good work by not showing there true selves and taking ordination in other countries.

  • Women are powerful.
    The Buddha recognized women as monks/nuns. In the religious world of his day, women were not allowed to participate. If they did it was in a strictly supportive role, not in the role of a monk/nun . He changed that. He opened up the order to women and even predicted that they too would become Buddhas.

    In the Lotus Sutra, the daughter of a Dragon King gains enlightenment in an instant.

    D'dtr calling, must go.

    Peace to all

  • Under my lay skin, I consider myself a daughter of the Buddha.

    Quick round of Tara

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