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VOLUME VII BUDDHISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Acknowledgements
88 the feminine renunciants of Sri Lanka: the Dasasilamattawa
LOWELL W. BLOSS
89 "Merit transference" in Sinhalese Buddhism: a case study
of the interplay among doctrine and practice
RICHARD GOMBRICH
90 Narrative, sub-ethics, and the ethical lifestyles: a few evidence
from Theravada Buddhism
CHARLES HALLISEY AND ANNE HANSEN
91 Buddhism and legislations: the view from Mandalay
ANDREW HUXLEY
92 the nice culture and the Little within the standpoint of
Sinhalese Buddhism
GANANATH OBEYESEKERE
93 Dhamma in dispute: the interactions of faith and legislation in
Thailand 111
FRANK E. REYNOLDS
94 The 32 myos within the medieval Mon kingdom
H.L. SHORTO
95 Buddhist legislations in keeping with the Theravada-Vinaya: a survey
129
of concept and perform 149
OSKAR VON HINUBER
96 Buddhist legislation in keeping with the Theravada-Vinaya (II): some
additions and corrections
OSKAR VON HINUBER

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A. Coomaraswamy attended. thirteen With the monetary relief of those households Sister Sudharmachari shaped the Sudharmadhara Society and outfitted an upiisikii iiriimaya in Katukale at the Kandy-Peradeniya street. This nunnery used to be formally opened in 1907 via woman Blake and bore her identify. three BUDDHISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA With the development of woman Blake's Ariimaya, Sister Sudharmachari took homeless ladies lower than her care and started to teach them. The Sister additionally took into her iiriimaya a couple of elderly, destitute, and blind girls who grew to become dsms. 14 actually, the iiriimaya quickly turned a house for aged dsms. it seems that Sister Sudharmachari were warned via her instructor in Burma to not ordain ladies below forty years of age because the dsm culture was once no longer good tested in Sri Lanka and ordaining younger ladies may end up a disciplinary challenge. The identify board in entrance of girl Blake's Nunnery therefore learn "Home for aged upiisikiis". within the Twenties this recommendation was once nullified whilst Sister Sudharmachari wanted more youthful sisters to keep up the older dsms that she had initiated. 15 In her lifetime, Sister Sudharmachari, who additionally equipped an iiriimaya close to the Thiiparamaya in Anuradhapura, got here to be known as Hamumaniyo or Hamupasika because of her aristocratic connections and bearing. donning a white shirt and a yellow gown to tell apart herself at the one hand from bhikkhuf}is and, nevertheless, from the uninitiated, undisciplined ladies in white of which Copleston spoke, she was once on a regular basis visited by means of dignitaries from Burma and participants of the lay Buddhist elite of Sri Lanka. sixteen She died in 1939. Sister Sudharmachari's instance and that of her initiates, coupled with starting to be Buddhist schooling and sil campaigns directed to the adolescence motivated a modest progress of the dsm stream from 1905 via 1935. at the least 3 iiriimayas in Panadura have been opened among 1910 and 1924 via scholars of Sister Sudharmachari. 17 even though, regardless of this progress and a bent to take more youthful contributors, upiisikii persisted to be a time period linked to older lay ladies and was once used as a time period of derision towards young women who took sil. One informant similar that oldsters of women from within sight highschool wouldn't permit their daughters to stroll earlier girl Blake's Aramaya for worry that they could be prompted to hitch the order and never satisfy their right girl position as housewife and mom. 18 Such prejudices started to swap within the Nineteen Thirties via Nineteen Fifties due partly to the impact of Sister Mawichari. Born in North Burma in 1897, Mawichari turned distressed while she witnessed her sister's miscarriage. She lower her personal hair in 1912 and her mom and dad positioned her within the cost of an iiriimaya close to Sagain Rock the place she used to be initiated as a the/a shin, realized meditation and have become knowledgeable in abhidhamma. In 1928 she got here with ninety different nuns from Burma to worship on the Temple of the the teeth. In 1929 she back to Sri Lanka and less than the prompting of Vinayalanka Thero, a Burmese monk at Makutaramaya, determined to stick and begin dsms in Sri Lanka.

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