66. “Similar is Bhaddā Kāpilānī, a triple-knowledge bearer, killer of death; Who bears the last body, having conquered Māra and his mount. (Tatheva bhaddā kāpilānī, tevijjā maccuhāyinī; Dhāreti antimaṃ dehaṃ, jetvā māraṃ savāhanaṃ.) 67. “Having seen danger in the world, both of us ordained; We are taintless, tamed, cooled down, we are liberated. (Disvā ādīnavaṃ… Continue reading THE ‘GOLDEN GODDESS’ NUN WHOM BUDDHA SAID WAS BEST AT RECOLLECTING PREVIOUS LIVES AND ATTAINED ARHATSHIP: BHADDA-KAPILANI. Introduction to Bhaddā Kāpilānī’s life-story, previous lives and excellent qualities.
“Sthūlanandā was not well turned out, did not practice good deportment, and had very dirty ripped robes [revealing] great breasts hanging down like gourds and large buttocks. She was arrogant, unseemly, frivolous, fractious, and garrulous in her speech. [The families] did not respect her and did not host her.”--- Mahāsāṅghika-Lokottaravādin Bhikṣuṇī-vinaya “We have to see… Continue reading THE ‘FAT JOYFUL’ NUN, STHULANANDA: ‘BADDEST-BALDIE’ IN THE VINAYA OR ‘BAD-ASS’ PROTO-FEMINIST? Early Buddhist nun, Sthūlanandā’s ‘badness’ challenging male monastic privilege or a powerful symbol of the futile ‘trappings’ of following rules without real, inner transformation