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therigatha

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:14 pm

therigatha is said on wikipedia to be the earliest collection of womens literature. i am reading this version, the only free and complete one i could find https://store.pariyatti.org/Therigathap ... _5078.html
and i would have posted this on dylans liberalism thread but i chose to opt out of the politics subforum
if you compare this to feminism there is a marked lack of sex-positivity. that, and these 'women' transcend womanhood rather than reinforce the identity woman and demand rights on that account. if anything actually liberates women it is that, feminists should learn from this text
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Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:42 pm

3. Sīhātherīgāthā – Verses of Elder Bhikkhuni Sīhā (Lioness) 51
77. “Ayoniso manasikārā, kāmarāgena aṭṭitā;
Ahosiṃ uddhatā pubbe, citte avasavattinī.
“Inappropriately attending mentally, distressed with lust for sensual pleasures;
I was restless in past, uncontrolled in mind. 52
78. “Pariyuṭṭhitā klesehi, subhasaññānuvattinī; Samaṃ cittassa na labhiṃ, rāgacittavasānugā.
“Completely yoked to defilements, everything was perceived as beautiful;
I didn’t gain peace of mind, mind gone to control of lust.
79. “Kisā paṇḍu vivaṇṇā ca, satta vassāni cārihaṃ; Nāhaṃ divā vā rattiṃ vā, sukhaṃ vindiṃ sudukkhitā.
“Thin yellow and discolored, I dwelt for seven years; Neither by day nor by night, did I enjoy happiness, was very unhappy.
80. “Tato rajjuṃ gahetvāna, pāvisiṃ vanamantaraṃ; Varaṃ me idha ubbandhaṃ, yañca hīnaṃ punācare.
“Thereupon holding the rope, I entered the forest; Better I hang myself here, than conduct low-life [of a lay person] again.
81. “Daḷhapāsaṃ [daḷhaṃ pāsaṃ (sī.)] karitvāna, rukkhasākhāya bandhiya;
Pakkhipiṃ pāsaṃ gīvāyaṃ, atha cittaṃ vimucci me”ti. ... Sīhā therī ...
“Having made a strong noose, having tied [the rope] to the tree branch;
Having put the noose around the neck, my mind was then fully freed”.
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— Ud 5.5

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http://seeingthroughthenet.net/
https://sites.google.com/site/santipada ... allytaught

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