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The Discipline in Four Parts Rules for Nuns according to the Dharmaguptakavinaya (3 Volumes)

The Discipline in Four Parts Rules for Nuns according to the Dharmaguptakavinaya (3 Volumes)
$125.00
Item Code: IDD479
Author: Ann Heirmann
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8120818008
Pages: 1595
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
About the Book:

The present work provides the first complete annotation translation into English of the Chinese version of the bhiksunivibhanga of the Dharmaguptakavinaya. This vinaya laid the foundation of Chinese monastic life. As the Dharmaguptakavinaya came into being in symbiosis with other vinaya traditions, a comparison is made with these other traditions on important issues.

In the introduction, the place of the Dharmaguptaka tradition, the career of a Buddhist nun and the rules of discipline are discussed. The notes to the English translation provide relevant references to technical terms and to parallel passages from the discipline for monks as well as from other vinaya traditions.

The work is supplemented with indexes, glossaries and a concordance of the rules for nuns and monks of the Dharmaguptaka tradition.

About the Author:

Graduation from the 'Universiteit Get' (Ghent University, Belgium) in 1994, Ann Heirman (b.1965) has been working at the same university since 1995, first as research assistant with the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium), at present as assistant professor in the department of Chinese Language and Culture.

In 1998, she obtained her Ph. D. in Oriental Languages and Culture from Ghent University. Ann Heirman mainly published on Buddhist monastic discipline (article in Indian journal of Buddhist Studies, Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Etudes Asiatiques, Buddhist Studies Review)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION

  1. Introductory remarks
    Notes to Introduction 0
  1. The Dharmaguptaka tradition
    1. A historical outline
      1. The Indian Dharmaguptaka School
      2. The rise of a Chinese Dharmaguptaka School
    2. The Dharmaguptakavinaya
      1. The translation into Chinese of the Indian Dharmaguptakavinaya
      2. The structure of T.1428, Dharmaguptakavinaya
    3. Manuscripts of the Dharmaguptaka tradition
      1. Manuscripts and language of the Indian Dharmaguptaka tradition
      2. Manuscripts of the Chinese bhiksunivibhanga of the Dharmaguptakas
      3. Variant readings mentioned in the Taisho Shinshu Daizokya edition
      Notes to Introduction

  2. The bhiksuni and her career
    1. The first bhiksunis
    2. The career of a bhiksuni
      1. The going forth
      2. The probationary period as a siksamana
      3. The ordination
    3. Violations of precepts concerning the ordination ceremony
      1. The candidate
      2. The upadhyayini
      3. The ordination procedure
      4. The period after the ordiantion
    4. Conclusion

    5. Notes to Introduction II

  3. Precepts and offenses
    1. The precepts of the bhiksunivibhanga
      1. Parajayika
        1. explanation of the term parajayika
        2. content of the parajayika precepts
      2. Samghavasesa
        1. explanation of the term samghavasesa
        2. content of the samghavasesa precepts
      3. Nihsargika pacittika
      4. Pacittika
      5. Pratidesaniya
      6. Saiksa
      7. Adhikaranasamatha
      8. Conclusion
    2. The offenses
    3. The determination and the punishment of an offense
      1. The four kinds of disputes
      2. The seven methods to settle disputes (adhikaranasamatha)
      3. Application of the methods to settle disputes
      4. The ways of punishment
      5. Application of the ways of punishment
      6. Conclusion
      Notes to Introduction III

  4. Ceremonies
    1. The posadha ceremony
    2. The pravarana ceremony
    3. The kathina ceremony
    4. Notes to Introduction IV

PART II: TRANSLATION

  • The eight Parajayika Rules
    Notes
  • The seventeen Samghavasesa Rules
    Notes
  • The Thirty Nihsargika Pacittika Rules
    Notes
  • The one hundred and seventy-eight Suddha Pacittika
    Rules: One
    Notes
  • The one hundred and seventy-eight Suddha Pacittika
    Rules: Two
    Notes
  • The one hundred and seventy-eight Suddha Pacittika
    Rules: Three
    Notes
  • The one hundred and seventy-eight Suddha Pacittika
    Rules: Four
    Notes
  • The one hundred and seventy-eight Suddha Pacittika
    Rules: Five
    Notes
  • The one hundred and seventy-eight Suddha Pacittika
    Rules: Six
    Notes
  • The one hundred and seventy-eight Suddha Pacittika
    Rules: Seven
    Notes
  • The eight Pratidesaniya Rules
    Notes

PART III

  • Index of Techincal Terms Buddhist Sanskrit-Chinese
  • Glossary of Technical Terms Chinese-Buddhist Sanskrit
  • Glossary of Technical Terms English-Chinese-Buddhist Sanskrit
  • Index of Proper Names Buddhist Sanskrit-Chinese
  • Glossary of Proper Names Chinese-Buddhist Sanskrit
  • Concordance of the Precepts for Bhiksus and Bhiksunis of the Dharmaguptakavinaya
  • List of Abbreviations and Symbols
  • Bibliography
  • Chinese text

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