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The first rule of 8 Garudhammas

There's interesting information provided in this website, which provides some (presumably) anecdotal justification for the rule. The first story from the Sarvāstivāda Vinaya Suttavibhaṅga is as ...
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Textural reference(s) for Bhadda Kapilani, a practitioner who for many lifetimes made the aspiration to be reborn as a woman?

An overview regarding Bhadda Kapilani Theri can be found in Palikanon. Nothing here talks about her wanting to be reborn a woman. She seems to have always been reborn a woman according to this page. ...
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How do monks live with medical conditions that require regular meals?

I was researching sanghas in san diego and came upon one that had rules for entering their monastic sangha community that voided the application of anyone who has health issues. Like if youre so ...
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In which context did the Buddha say this, about ordaining women?

Some people e.g. here (which is a footnote to this) suggest that passage might be a later addition: In the Vinaya (monk's discipline) the Buddha is represented as saying this, but such a ...
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In today's perspective is it possible to practice mindful meditation except bhikkhus?

Thirty years ago when I was at your age I practiced Transcendental Meditation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is a mantra meditation. In it you are given a ‘bija’ – a seed mantra - a kind of Kasina that ...
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In today's perspective is it possible to practice mindful meditation except bhikkhus?

I don't think it is all that different than in past times. The distractions and duties might have been different, but there were surely many obstacles on the way. The texts always mention ...
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The first rule of 8 Garudhammas

How important this rule is, is best shown by the first Bhikkhuni herself, as she asked the Buddha to repeal the rule, because it's hard, and thereby was not only rejected but also rebuked for her ...
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The first rule of 8 Garudhammas

In this other question (which was closed as a duplicate of this one), the OP wrote, One day during a Dhamma deshana I heard a thero chanting that these rules were added later into Buddhism, by ...
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