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A Wreath of Blue Lotuses

by Sangharakshita (1982)

The Buddha's foster-mother asked him to let her go forth into homelessness like the existing monks, and she became the first Buddhist bhikkhuni (nun). In considering the eight special rules which she accepted, Sangharakshita discusses the nature of what William Blake called the 'Female Will'.

Talk given in 1983.

This talk is part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon.

Total running time: 1:2:8