Attached are two articles recently made available by their author, U Pandita (not the Mahasi meditation teacher of this name, but another Burmese scholar monk). The articles are a critique of two contentions in Dr. Juo-Hsüeh Shih's article, Controversies over Buddhist Nuns, namely, her claim that Buddhaghosa misinterprets the term 'anupasampanno' in his commentary to the the Vinaya's duṭṭhullārocana training rule, and the claim (made also by Gombrich) that there once existed bhikkhunīs ordained by the "ehi bhikkhunī" method.
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First hermit: Still there’s one thing about being a hermit, at least you get to meet people.
Second hermit: Oh yes! I wouldn’t go back to public relations.
— Monty Python, The Hermits
(I shall be offline from 27th June until November)