Buddha and Women.doc - 1 BUDDHA AND WOMEN Name Course Date Buddha and Women 2 Introduction It is vastly known of the harsh discrimination that Buddhist

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2 Introduction It is vastly known of the harsh discrimination that Buddhist women, including the nuns, have been experiencing through the Buddhists institutions. Since in the beginning, Buddhists women have not been allowed to engage in Sangha and to become nuns. Historically the Buddha initially refused to ordain women as nuns since the Buddha believed that through allowing women into Sangha it would cause the teaching that he was providing to the Buddhists to survive only half in that it would not have survived for only 500 years rather than 1000 years. This made the Buddhists women believe that they were not allowed to receive enlightenment and that the Buddha was against women. The Buddha was Against Women From the sentiments that the Buddha said if the Buddha women were allowed into Sangha from the start, the impact of the Dharma would have only lasted half as long I tend to think that through the statement the Buddha meant that since women are considered to be
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  • Winter '18
  • Dr. Deborah Terry

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