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Ten Great Ladies in Buddha's Life
By: Mamatha Kumar Barua

Ten Great Ladies in Buddha's Life


 
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Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: 2006/2012

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"Lord Buddha, although initially was very reluctant, ultimately, at the strong persuasive imploring by Ven. Ananda, gave his permission for the women to be inducted into asceticism under his religious command, thereby forming the community of nuns for the first time in the history of any faith. From then on, women from all walks of life came flocking in, to join the community, then ably run by the erstwhile step-mother of the Master. Under the effective leadership and efficient guidance of the matriarch, Mahaprajapati Gotami, many of the newly converted ones reached the goal of their lives, while others too were able to attain the relevant stages of 'Fruition,' according to their ability and effort. There were also innumerable others, outside the jurisdiction of the community, the female lay devotees who were also drawn by the ever-so kind and compassionate nature of the Great man and became faithful adherents of Dhamma. We are told, they too were successful in achieving greatness in their own lives and all had good fortune to be reborn in the Kingdom of heaven after death.

"The present book relates the story of ten such great female characters, who came in direct and personal contact with the Lord, enriching their lives in the process and subsequently reaching the highest place of moral and spiritual heights." -- from the Preface
Ten Great Ladies in Buddha's Life, Mamatha Kumar Barua, Maha Bodhi Book Agency, Hardcover, 96 Pages, $10.00

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