Mae Chees clad in white robes offer respects silently to a Monk passing by in the early morning light, holding out their alms bowls as they go out to the neighborhood streets to collect charity. Despite the most often Thai society consider nuns to be spiritually inferior to monks, every year several women enter nunhood in Thailand. Females who have turned to religous life, as renunciants, live ostracized and marginalized by the Sangha (Buddhist community) and Thai society, denying them full access to the monastic life as well as rights and support from the government. Today nunhood is not recognized by any asian country belong to the Theravada Buddhist order.
Mae Chees clad in white robes offer respects silently to a Monk passing by in the early morning light, holding out their alms bowls as they go out to the neighborhood streets to collect charity. Despite the most often Thai society consider nuns to be spiritually inferior to monks, every year several women enter nunhood in Thailand. Females who have turned to religous life, as renunciants, live ostracized and marginalized by the Sangha (Buddhist community) and Thai society, denying them full...
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Filename: "MAE CHEES" THE SPIRITUAL SUBORDINATION OF THAI FEMALE
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