K.Dhamma wrote:What are the rules for ordination/remaining ordained for those individuals who have or acquire a lifetime illness? Such as Type 1 Diabetes, Autoimmune diseases, etc?
Also, if they are allowed to ordain what are the rules for the medicine requirements they may choose to take?
1) for your first question, please download this pdf http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... o/bmc2.pdf
(the page: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... .html#bmc2
) and read pages 194 and 195.
if lazy, searching for this "2) Those with serious, disfiguring, or communicable diseases
". on the pdf will take you there.
2) for the second question, only thing you should worry is the continuous supply. if you have relatives or friends who wish to supply that is the best way. some/most non-asian monasteries like bodhyana also very good at taking care of the sick monks.
edit: on a second thought, please do not ordain in asia. i know several incidents where extremely rich monasteries neglect helping sick foreign monks. all may not be the same but why take chances.
hope this helped you!
all the best wishes for your dhamma journey!
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