A Rejoinder to a Reply to Forty-Three Years Ago

by Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita answers criticisms made of his reflections in Forty-Three Years Ago concerning the true value of the Bhikkhu ordination and asks some further searching questions. Is it possible that a ‘bad’ monk might be the better Buddhist than a good one? What does it really mean to venerate the robe? How does the laity’s reverence affect the spiritual health of a Bhikkhu? Do women need to resurrect the Bhikkhuni sangha in order to lead spiritual lives?

Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
ISBN: 0904766713
List Price: $6.99

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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings – that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.
The Buddha

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