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These include total subordination to monks; the most senior nuns are to be considered "junior" to a monk of one day.Some scholars point to discrepancies between the Pali Bhikkuni Vinaya (the section of the Pali Canon dealing with the rules for nuns) and other versions of the texts and suggest the more odious rules were added after the Buddha's death.
Barbara O' Brien is a Zen Buddhist practitioner who studied at Zen Mountain Monastery.According to the Pali Vinaya and other early scriptures, the Buddha originally refused to ordain women as nuns.He said that allowing women into the sangha would cause his teachings to survive only half as long –- 500 years instead of a 1,000. The moral of the story is that the man who brought back hemp instead of diamonds was a fool. And my curiosity lies in the fact that monks..let's not say they run away..they renounce. Renouncing this part of life, not even necessarily because it scares you (even though it does scare me, A LOT,) versus diving into it and exploring and seeing what it's like? He put down the cloth and filled his bag with the silver coins. Just as they reached the outskirts of the town, they noticed diamonds. Both of the men returned home, one with a bag of hemp, and the other with a bag of diamonds. I think that being with someone can help me accept parts of myself I don't want to look at, just like accepting myself is the same as accepting others. Part of me wants to run away, but part of me wants to dive right in.