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Buddhist Nuns: Birth and Development of a Women's Buddhist Order
By: Mohan Wijayaratna

Buddhist Nuns: Birth and Development of a Women's Buddhist Order, Mohan Wijayaratna


 
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Author: Mohan Wijayaratna
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789552403453
Publication Date: 2010

Product Code: 23367
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The Community of Buddhist Nuns is one of the oldest women s organizations in human history. In this book Dr. Wijayaratna explains how this community was started by the Buddha in the 5th century BCE, and how it developed gradually. To show the motivation and the way of life of these ordained women, the author uses the oldest texts of the Pali canon. Several chapters of this book discuss the position of Buddhist nuns in the field of the three famous monastic themes: poverty, chastity and obedience. This book describes in detail the structure of the organization of their Community, their day to day practices, and the virtues and mental discipline through which they strove to attain the sublime goal, Nibbana

Buddhist Nuns: Birth and Development of a Womens Buddhist Order, Mohan Wijayaratna, BPS, Paperback, 2010, 239 pages, $15.00

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