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Author Karma Lekshe Tsomo, 1944-

Title Sisters in solitude : two traditions of Buddhist monastic ethics for women : a comparative analysis of the Chinese Dharmagupta and the Tibetan Mūlāsarvāstivada Bhikṣuṇī Prātimokṣa sūtras / Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1996]


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Description xii, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Series SUNY series, feminist philosophy
SUNY series, feminist philosophy.
Contents I. The Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutras in Context -- II. The Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutra of the Dharmagupta School -- III. The Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutra of the Mulasarvastivadin School -- IV. A Comparison of the Chinese Dharmagupta and the Tibetan Mulasarvastivadin Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutras -- V. Linking Past and Future
Summary This study is an investigation of the moral precepts and codes of everyday conduct by which ordained women regulated their lives. It takes as its basis the Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutras of the Dharmagupta school, preserved in Chinese translation, and the Mulasarvastivada school, preserved in Tibetan translation. Sisters in Solitude documents the earliest recorded system of ethics formulated especially for women and presents the first English translations of the original texts. An essential sourcebook for studies on women's religious history and feminist ethics, it details the monastic guidelines that link Buddhist nuns of the different traditions. The texts it contains unite women of many cultures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186) and index
Notes English
SUBJECT Tripiṭaka. Vinayapiṭaka. Bhikṣunīvinaya -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Tripiṭaka. Vinayapiṭaka. Dharmaguptavinaya -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Tripiṭaka. Vinayapiṭaka. Mūlasarvāstivādavinaya -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject Buddhist monasticism and religious orders for women -- Rules.
LC no. 96024709
ISBN 0791430898 (hc : alk. paper)
0791430901 (pb : alk. paper)
OTHER TI Tripiṭaka. Vinayapiṭaka. Bhikṣunīvinaya. English