Secret Tribes : Bhikkhunis (in Thailand)



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Bhante, it is hard for women to get requisites
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The nuns complained and criticised Venerable Udāyī: “How could Venerable Udāyī receive a robe from a nun? It is hard for women to get requisites.

Mayaṃ kho, bhante, mātugāmā nāma kicchalābhā.
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Bhikkhuniyo ujjhāyanti khiyyanti vipācenti—“kathañhi nāma ayyo udāyī bhikkhuniyā cīvaraṃ paṭiggahessati kicchalābho mātugāmo”
Source: https://suttacentral.net/en/pi-tv-bu-vb-np5

I have just read the above and thought of the struggle this video somehow depicts. It seems that since the early days bhikkhunis have struggled to get support - be it moral or material. :unamused:

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