Annabel wrote:It makes no sense to me why an eunuch shouldn't be allowed to be ordained.
The testicles could be removed due to cancer or an accident, or whatever.
Likewise, if a woman had the uterus removed, can't she become a nun then?
This seems absurd to me.
I thought being ordained means chastity and celibacy anyhow, an asexual life.
So why would it matter??
How come Angulamalas can ordain, and people with sexual organs missing can't ?
That is not logical.
Annabel wrote:Manapa, thank you.
But even if a man was castrasted early as a boy, why wouldn't he be allowed to be a monk later on, if he found the dhamma?
It seems so cruel to deny this wish...
The ability to follow the dhamma can't be based on intact genital organs.
Do you know how it is today?
BlackBird wrote:I would be interested to know from a certain scholar & gentleman, whether this rule is found in the Dhammagutta Vinaya also?
Bankei wrote:hi Manapa
Yes, I think my friend was on hormone replacement therapy - you just reminded me. That is why he had so much 'lust'.
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