First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening by Susan Murcott

First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening

bySusan Murcott

Kobo ebook | February 9, 2002

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First Buddhist Women is a readable, contemporary translation of and commentary on the enlightenment verses of the first female disciples of the Buddha. The book explores Buddhism’s relatively liberal attitude towards women since its founding nearly 2,600 years ago, through the study of the Therigatham, the earliest know collection of women’s religious poetry. Through commentary and storytelling, author Susan Murcott traces the journey of the wives, mothers, teachers, courtesan, prostitutes, and wanderers who became leaders in the Buddhist community, roles that even today are rarely filled by women in other patriarchal religions. Their poetry beautifully expresses their search for spiritual attainment and their struggles in society.

Title:First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of AwakeningFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 9, 2002Publisher:Parallax PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1935209116

ISBN - 13:9781935209119

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