Volume 23, 2016
The Going Forth of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī in T 60
University of Hamburg
In what follows I translate a discourse preserved as an individual translation in the Taishō edition under entry number 60, which reports the going forth of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī. Following that is a discussion concerning the different attitudes toward women that emerge from this discourse and a comparison to the current setting in Thailand.