Choosing Simplicity: A Commentary On The Bhikshuni Pratimoksha
Choosing Simplicity discusses the precepts and lifestyle of fully ordained nuns within the Buddhist tradition. The ordination vows act as guidelines to promote harmony both within the individual and within the community by regulating and thereby simplifying one's relationships to other sangha members and laypeople, as well as to the needs of daily life. Observing these precepts and practicing the ...
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion; First Edition edition (January 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2603298
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“This book is about how the rules that govern Buddhist monks and nuns came about historically, where they are at today, and how they are evolving in the modern world and the West. It would be a very interesting book for someone living in or running a ...”
uddhadharma brings incredible benefit to oneself and others. Since the nuns' precepts include those for monks and have additional rules for nuns, this book is useful for anyone interested in monastic life. As a record of women's struggle not only to achieve a life of self-discipline, but also to create harmonious independent religious communities of women, Choosing Simplicity is a pioneering work.