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There are these two rules regarding Bhikkhuni ordination:

  1. “Bhikkhus, I authorize the giving of the higher ordination of bhikkhunīs by bhikkhus,”
     
  2. “Bhikkhus, I authorize the higher ordination in the community of bhikkhus for one who has been higher ordained on one side and has cleared herself in the community of bhikkhunīs,”

The second rule was introduced after the first rule and apparently it supersede the first. I know this a controversial topic and different teachers take different positions regarding these rules. More here 
I'd like to know Bhante Yuttadhamma's take on these rules. Does it really mean that a woman cannot receive higher ordination from Bhikkhus without first being cleared by an existing community of Bhikkhunis?

P.S. Others are welcome to answer too.

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Thank you, Bhante! It's very informative. Reading it helped me understand why the topic is so divisive.

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Thank you, Bhante! It's very informative. Reading it helped me understand why the topic is so divisive.
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Bhante. Reading a little of the thoughts supporting chose in accordance of circumstances, rather then akaliko replace: applying same toward Bhikkhu ordination: would it turn out as different, or would it mean that first kind of mode for ordination would apply here as well? Good, how ever, the thoughts in regard of troubles and maybe good to consider that many, posdible more devoted, had gone through such timeless issue as well.
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