August 31, 2021 at 6:35 am #35447
As I understand, the idea came from a group of “traditional bhikkhus” who are losing their audience due to the increasing popularity of Waharaka interpretations. They are the established bhikkhus with name recognition and thus the politicians are afraid of them.
Sutta Central actually has objected to the proposed legislation. Even they can see the dangers of such actions by governments.