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Psalms of the Sisters: Psalms of the Early Buddhists
Author Rhys Davids, Caroline Augusta Foley
Date2007.12.20
Pages256
PublisherForgotten Books
Publisher Url http://www.forgottenbooks.org/
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
Keyword佛教人物=Buddhist; 編年史=年代記=Chronicle
Table of contentsInreoduction
I.
The canonical tradition about the Psalms, and its historical significance, p. xiii
Reason for the prior appearance of the Sisters' Psalms, p. xiv
The Commentary and its functions, p. xv
The authorship of the Psalms, p. xvii
The legends of the Commentarial Chronicle, p. xviii
The Sisters in tradition's perspective, p. xviii
The Psalms as compiled aggregates of metrical memoirs, p. xix
The refrains, p. xx
The longer ballad or epic Psalms, p. xxi
II.
The Psalms as expressions of the religious mind, p. xxiii
and of its motives for leaving the world, p. xxiv
and of how the Quest, when found, was envisaged, p. xxv
Freedom, p. xxv
Mental development, p. xxvi
Consolation, p. xxvii
Arrest of the eternal round, p. xxix
Relation between teacher and disciple, p. xxxii
The new life, p. xxxiii
Analysis of the Goal, p. xxxvii
Inquiry into matriarchal survivals, p. xxxviii
III.
Method pursued in translation and the metres, p. xxxix
Indebtedness acknowledged, p. xli

THE COMMENTATOR'S INTRODUCTION 3

CANTO I. SINGLE VERSES
I. A certain Sister of a noble family of Vesālī, known as 'Therīkā.' 9
II. Muttā, daughter of a brahmin of Sāvatthī 10
III. Puṇṇā, daughter of a seṭṭhi of Sāvatthī 11
IV. Tissā, daughter of the Sākiyas, Kapilavatthu 12
V-X. Another Tissā, Dhīrā, another Dhīrā, Mittā, Bhadrā, Upasamā 13
XI. Muttā, daughter and wife of Kosalan brahmins 15
XII. DHAMMADINNĀ, daughter of a clansman (kulagehe), wife of a seṭṭhī (Visākha), both of Rājagaha, foremost of the Sisters who were preachers (Ang. Nik. i. 25) 16
XIII. Visākhā 18
XIV. Sumanā 18
XV. Uttarā (1) 19
XVI. Sumanā vuḍḍhapabbajitā, sister of Pasenadi, King of Kosala 19
XVII. Dhammā, daughter of a clansman of Sāvatthī 20
XVIII. Sanghā 21

CANTO II. PSALMS OF TWO VERSES
XIX. Abhirūpa-Nandā, daughter of the Sākiyas, Kapilavatthu 22
XX. Jentī or Jentā, daughter of the Licchavis, Vesālī 23
XXI. Sumangala's mother, daughter of poor people, wife of a rush-plaiter, Sāvatthī 24
XXII. Aḍḍhakāsī, daughter of a seṭṭhi of Kāsī, ex-courtezan 25
XXIII. Cittā, daughter of great burgess of Rājagaha 27
XXIV. Mettikā, daughter of a brahmin of Rājagaha 28
XXV. Mittā (2), daughter of the Sākiyas, Kapilavatthu 29
XXVI. Abhayā's mother, Padumavatī, ex-courtesan of Ujjenī 30
XXVII. Abhayā, daughter of a clansman of Ujjenī, friend of the foregoing 31
XXVIII. Sāmā, daughter of a great burgess of Kosambī 32

CANTO III. PSALMS OF THREE VERSES
XXIX. Another Sāmā, daughter of a clansman of Kosambī 34
XXX. Uttamā, daughter of a seṭṭhi of Sāvatthī, disciple of Paṭācārā 35
XXXI. Another Uttamā, daughter of a Kosalan brahmin 36
XXXII. Dantikā, daughter of a brahmin chaplain to the King of Kosala, Sāvatthī 37
XXXIII. Ubbirī, daughter of a great burgess of Sāvatthī, consort of the King 38
XXXIV. Sukkā, daughter of a great burgess of Rājagaha, pupil of Dhammadinnā, distinguished as preacher 40
XXXV. Selā, 'the Āḷavikan,' daughter of the King of Āḷavī 42
XXXVI. Somā, daughter of a brahmin, chaplain to the King of Magadha (Bimbisāra) 44

CANTO IV. PSALM OF FOUR VERSES
XXXVII. BHADDĀ KĀPILĀNĪ, daughter of a brahmin of the Kosiyas, at Sāgala, wife of Pippali Kassapa (Mahā-Kassapa) of Mahātittha, foremost of those Sisters who could remember past lives (cf. Ang. Nik., i, 25), a distinguished preacher (Vin., iv. 290, 292.) 47

CANTO V. PSALMS OF FIVE VERSES
XXXVIII. Vaḍḍhesī, of family unknown, nurse to Great Pajāpatī, founder of the Sisters' Order, of Devadaha, pupil of Dhammadinnā 50
XXXIX. Vimalā, daughter of a courtezan of Vesālī, ex-courtezan 52
XL. Sīhā, niece of General Sīha, of Vesālī 53
XLI. Sundarī-Nandā, daughter of Great Pajāpatī of the Sākiyan Gotamas, half-sister to the Buddha, of Kapi
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