Age Limits

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Age Limits

Postby jimmyholden » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:32 am

Just wondered: is there an upper age limit for ordination?
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Re: Age Limits

Postby appicchato » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:18 am

Nay...
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Re: Age Limits

Postby nyanasuci » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:53 pm

No, but he/she has to be strong and healthy enought that can take care for him/herself.
Usually the western monasteries woulod have a limit (perhaps 50-60, depending on character).
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