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    Funny stories of how Buddhism's Vinaya rules work in real life?

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        In Europe, a Theravada monk couldn’t bear a woman in his presence wearing a hat. He turned his dhamma talk to the importance of not disrespecting the monk. The woman became the centre of attention for the whole room and slowly left the room never to return. She sobbed the moment she was out of the monk’s presence, as she couldn’t remove her hat because she was a self-conscious cancer sufferer with no hair.

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        How come with all his so called enlightenment he couldn not see that the woman was wearing the hat with a special reason?. I wish i could wring this stupid monks neck.

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        seems like she wouldn’t have allowed vanity to come between her and her spirituality, thus, the hat being material and unimportant, would’ve been removed.

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        That moment there, you’re not seeing true Buddhism but non-virtuous deeds. There’s a tale out there, and darned if I can remember which tale of old it came from, but basically it mentions that things can be done and one has responsibility for their own actions. If they couldn’t handle it, it was their problem.
        _()_

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        Not nice.

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        All religion is man-made… and man is flawed.
        The God force has nothing to do with this nonsense.

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        umm It’s just a matter of respect and culture. Vinaya doesn’t oppress women with hats.

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        I wonder what your intention is here. If you reject the vinaya pitaka, that’s fine… but deliberately misrepresenting it I think is reckless and unskillful, and you generate unwholesome kamma for yourself.
        A few things to remember: 1. The monk was human. The woman was human. Everyone present was human. All humans are subject to the human condition. 2. The woman’s reaction is a reflection on her attachment to image, not on the monk. 3. The vinaya rules are designed to help serious devotees progress towards enlightenment but they are a raft to help from the shore of ignorance to the shore of nibbana. The vinaya rules are not divine commandments.

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        Obviously the monk must not have enlightned So that he cant see her mind.Buddha was able to see other people’s mind and tell anything about the person’s past or future.
        When we go to a temple we are required to remove shoes and hats to respect. If the monk knew about her sick ness or if the woman told about her sickness before it the talk started this wouldnt have happned.
        ALL YOU WANTED TO DO IS TO MANUPULATE BUDDHISM.REMEMBER ITS A BAD KARMA.

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        Thank for a remarkable story.
        Vinaya is for the individuals to observe.
        Not for criticising others.
        If the story is true, the monk is holding the wrong end of dharma stick.
        He is a disgrace to Buddhism.
        Could you please specify who is the MOnk, when and where this takes place.

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