Buddhist Books Podcast
Buddhist Books Podcast
Edward Reib
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 89: Bhikkhunivibhaṅga, Pārājika I
37 minutes Posted Jan 19, 2023 at 11:00 am.
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This is Part 89 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll begin reading "Pārājika," the first part of "Bhikkhunivibhaṅga," from the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Bhikkhunivibhaṅga" literally means "Nuns Analysis," meaning the rules for Buddhist nuns. "Pārājika" literally means "Defeats," referring to the most important rules in pre-sectarian early Buddhism, for which one can be expelled from the original Buddhist Sangha.