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On the Bhikkhuni Ordination Controversy, by Bhikkhu Anàlayo


In the Theravàda tradition the lineage of bhikkhunis died out some thousand years ago. Present day attempts to revive this lineage meet with opposition. In what follows I examine arguments raised by opponents to the revival of bhikkhuni ordination. I begin with the legal aspect, followed by taking up the question whether a revival of an order of bhikkhunis is desirable.

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