Volume 24, 2017
Quitting the Dhamma: The Ways of Forsaking the Order According to the Early Vinaya
Ven. Pandita (Burma)
University of Kelaniya
In this paper, I argue that in the early Vinaya, contrary to the commentarial tradition: (1) two ways of forsaking the Order, equally valid, co-exist; and (2) nuns who have left the Order may be re-ordained without guilt.