Suddhodana the Sakiyan spoke thus:
...Lord, when the Bhagava gave up the world, it was a great pain to me, so it was when Nanda did the same and now my pain is excessive that Rahula has done so as well. The love for a son, Lord, cuts into the skin... and dwells even in the marrow. Pray, Lord, do not let the venerable ones confer the going-forth on a son without the mother's and father's permission." Thus the rule come to be laid down respecting the ordination of a Samanera: "O bhikkhus, let no son receive the going - forth without the mother's and father's permission. Whoever should let one such go forth, there is an offence of wrong-doing"
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Just that! *smile*...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html
BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_