David N. Snyder wrote:
m0rl0ck wrote:The only way i can see this not being sexist is if the exact corollary rule exists for the thriving and numerous population of theravadan nuns.
So is there a rule for nuns that says:
Should any bhikkhini teach more than five or six sentences of Dhamma to a man, unless a knowledgeable woman is present, it is to be confessed. ??
The Dhamma is timeless
The Vinaya is timeless (as long as it is practiced with the letter and spirit and parajikas are enforced)
This is good, David, but we have to admit that there are blatantly sexist rules in Vinaya. A nun of many rains is of a lesser standing than a monk of one day ordination. I mean, we can't turn a blind eye to this and cheer at a little instance of equality like above, can we? Or am I missing something?