Songs of the sons and daughters of Buddha
Presents a collection of poetry and verses, written more than two thousand years ago by some of the earliest known disciples of the Buddha, including works from the Therigathas, the oldest collection of poetry by women. Original.
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alms Ambapali ancient Andrew Schelling Anne Waldman Arhat beautiful begging bowl Bhadda Bhikkhu bhikkhuni birth Bodhi body born Brahmin Buddha-age Buddha-era Buddha's teachings Buddhist castrated charnel ground child corpse crazy Daughters of Buddha death delude a fool Dhammapala Dharma dhyana disciples elephant eyes father feet forest Gautama Gautama Buddha gold Gotami grove hair heap hear impermanence Isidasi Jainism Jambuka jewels Jiva Kamaloka karma Kasi Khandasumana king Kisa-Gotami little hut lived look lust Mahanama Mara meditate mind monks and nuns mustard seed Nandaka Naropa Institute northern India Pali Patacara poems poetic poetry poets practitioner pretas prostitute Punnika Rajadatta Rajagaha Ratthapala rebirth after rebirth renunciant robe samsara Sangha Satthuka Savatthi seduce Siddhartha Gautama slave snare songs Speaks Subha Sukka tell theri Therigatha things took tradition translation tree truth Ubbiri Uppalavanna verse Vesali wandering wife woman womb women words young