Lives of the Nuns: Biographies of Chinese Buddhist Nuns from the Fourth to Sixth Centuries : a Translation of the Pi-ch?iu-ni Chuan

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University of Hawaii Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 188 pages
This book contains the biographies of 65 Chinese women who were Buddhist monks in early China. It is a great read for anyone interested in Buddhism or women in religion.
 

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VI
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VII
36
VIII
67
IX
87
X
107
XI
112
XII
113
XIII
155
XIV
169
XV
181
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Page 18 - ... regulations, but, if I cannot get the complete texts of these rules, then I certainly cannot bestow on women the obligation to observe them. A woman aspiring eventually to become a nun may, however, receive the ten fundamental precepts from the Assembly of Monks only, but, without a [female] monastic instructor to train her...
Page 15 - Mahāprajāpatļ] nuns throughout the succeeding generations have ascended the stages of the Buddhist path and realized the fruits of spiritual practice. These illustrious examples of the religious life are like the sun passing through the sky, shedding light and warmth on all.
Page 20 - My mind is concentrated on the work of religion, and my thought dwells exclusively on spiritual matters.

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