He who is stained (with defilements) without self-control and truthfulness, is not worthy of wearing the yellow robes.
He who is purged of all stain, is well-established in morals and endowed with self-control and truthfulness, is indeed worthy of the yellow robe.
thornbush wrote:This thread is seeking answers to:
1. When a man disrobes (not for expulsion offences) to return back to lay life, how many more times can he be re-ordained in one lifetime?
2. The source link to answer no.1
3. What about for a woman?
4. The source link to answer no.3
jcsuperstar wrote:i wonder what i'm thinking of....
retrofuturist wrote:I've heard something too, so I know you're not making it up! I thought it was somewhere in the order of 10-12.
Perhaps it was a political and vihara-specific policy that was introduced somewhere to complement the Vinaya? Who knows.
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