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Women Under Primitive Buddhism: Laywomen and Almswomen
By: I.B. Horner

Women Under Primitive Buddhism, I.B. Horner,  Motilal

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0486261492

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The book is an attempt to present the position of the laywomen and the almswomen in historical focus. Here, for the first time, we read of women of sincere aspirations and earnest will, seeking the more, the better, in life.
For the study of the laywomen the author has exploited the material found in the Canonical literature, the Commentaries thereon, the Jatakas and the Milindapanha, while most of the material for the account of the almswomen is gathered from the Vinayapitaka (especially the Bhikkhuni Khandhaka and the Bhikkhuni-Vibhanga), the Therigatha and the Commentaries. References scattered throughout Pali literature have also contributed to this account.
The book is divided into two parts bound in one Vol. Part I (Chs. 1-5) depicts the laywomen as the mother, daughter, wife, widow and worker. Part II (Chs. 1-5) deals with the almswoman, her admission into the order, the eight chief rules, Therigatha, life in the order, while chs. 4 and 5 of this part are further divided into parts or sections.

The study reveals the spiritual experiences of some of the lay-and almswomen. It throws light on the various social conditions prevailing during the life-time of Buddha and shortly after.

Women under Primitive Buddhism, I.B.Horner, Motilal, Hardcover, 390 pp, $19.95

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