Volume 19, 2012
Did the Buddha Correct Himself?
Ven. Pandita (Burma)
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
In this paper, I look at two related issues in Vinaya, (1) the requirement of parental consent for all candidates wishing to join the Order and (2) the additional requirement of spousal consent for female candidates but no such requirement for male candidates, and I try to prove that both these regulations stemmed from the same principle.