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First Buddhist women : poems & stories of awakening

Author: Susan Murcott
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Parallax Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women's religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and storytelling, author Susan Murcott traces the journey of wives,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Murcott
ISBN: 1935209116 9781935209119
OCLC Number: 1162595934
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (241 p.)
Contents: Dedicated; Map; [ Contents ]; Foreword; Introduction to the Therigatha; 1. Mahapajapati Gotami & Her Disciples; 2. Patacara & Her Disciples; 3. Wanderers & Disciples; 4. Wise Women & Teachers; 5. Mothers; 6. Wives; 7. Old Women; 8. Prostitutes, Courtesans, & Beautiful Women; 9. Friends & Sisters; 10. Buddhist Nuns & Nature; 11. Dialogue Poems; 12. The Legacy of the First Buddhist Women; Appendix: Rules of the Nuns' Sangha; Glossary of Terms and Places; Index of Therigatha Poems; Bibliography; Acknowledgements
Other Titles: Tipiṭaka.
Responsibility: Susan Murcott.

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First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. Through the study of the Therigatha, the earliest-known collection of women's religious poetry, the book explores Buddhism's 2,600-year-long liberal attitude toward women. Utilizing commentary and storytelling, author Susan Murcott traces the journey of wives, mothers, teachers, courtesans, prostitutes, and wanderers who became leaders in the Buddhist community, acquiring roles that even today are rarely filled by women in other, pa.

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