Monday, May 22, 2017

The upasampadā of Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī in the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya and a sūtra Quotation in Śamathadeva’s Abhidharmakośopāyikā-ṭīkā

Dear friends,

here is a just published article by ven. bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā containing a brief discussion and translation of the Tibetan Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya version of the upasampadā of Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī as well as of a parallel version in a Tibetan Abhidharma commentary (a repertory of the sūtra quotations) whose Sanskrit original is now lost. The article makes available the text in English translation. This was the only version so far unavailable in Western languages. The introduction offers a Vinaya-based perspective different from that of the prevalent gendered discourse surrounding the garudhammas (gurudharmas in Sanskrit).

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