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Poems of the First Buddhist Women: A Translation of the Therigatha (Murty Classical Library of India #3)

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Poems of the First Buddhist Women: A Translation of the Therigatha (Murty Classical Library of India #3)

Translator  Charles Hallisey
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The Therīgāthā is one of the oldest surviving literatures by women, composed more than two millennia ago and originally collected as part of the Pali canon of Buddhist scripture. These poems were written by some of the first Buddhist women--therīs--honored for their religious achievements. Through imaginative verses about truth and freedom, the women recount their lives before ordination and their joy at attaining liberation from samsara. Poems of the First Buddhist Women offers startling insights into the experiences of women in ancient times that continue to resonate with modern readers. With a spare and elegant style, this powerful translation introduces us to a classic of world literature.

ISBN: 9780674251359

ISBN-10: 9780674251359

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: 02/23/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/23/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English

Categories

Women Authors

Asian - General

Buddhism - General (see also Philosophy - Buddhist)