Caz wrote:Namdrol wrote:PadmaVonSamba wrote:I like how this conversation has turned. If Buddhists won't confront gender issues, who will?
It is not a gender issue. it is a transmission issue. Completely different issues.
So what exactly would be the problem with giving them these vows even if it is a dead transmission ? when one decides to keep morale discipline surely this helps toward mind training...
The vows then are just natural virtues, they do not have the force of continuous practice behind them, and since the lineage is broken, they no longer come from the Buddha.