12 questions asked at ordination for bhikkhunis

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12 questions asked at ordination for bhikkhunis (nuns):

  • 1. Do you have leprosy?
  • 2. Do you have boils?
  • 3. Do you have ringworm?
  • 4. Do you have tuberculosis?
  • 5. Do you have epilepsy?
  • 6. Are you a human being?
  • 7. Are you female?
  • 8. Are you free from debt?
  • 9. Are you free from obligations to the king?
  • 10. Do you have your parent's (and husband's in the case of females) permission?
  • 11. Are you 20 years old?
  • 12. Do you have your robe and bowl?

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