Why nuns cannot be monks

Why nuns cannot be monks - Reading Reaction Why Nuns Cannot...

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Reading Reaction Why Nuns Cannot Be Monks Summary and Reaction: This reading begins with a short story about a monk astonished to find a sacred pool had stopped running. When the author asks the monk why the spring stopped flowing, the monk responds with “female pollution.” This immediately shocked me, how could a monk think female pollution was the reason. However I realized monks argue this just to keep their dominance over women in Buddhism. Pollution and purity are symbolic idioms for healing individuals. Women, the female body specifically, is a medium between impurity and purity for monks to practice ritual worth. Buddhist women are thought to have a precarious sexuality, but at the same time women are in danger of being defiled by desire. Monks cleanse the female impurity, resolving the danger. This section is interestingly humorous claiming that monk’s manipulation of purity and pollution has enabled Buddhism to survive. The teachings of the Buddha are completely against
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