Die Vorschriften für die buddhistische Nonnengemeinde im Vinaya-Piṭaka der TheravādinMonographs on Indian Archaeology, Art and Philology
The ordination tradition of the nuns of the Theravāda Buddhist school probably ended towards the end of the first millennium AD. Nevertheless, the rules of conduct for nuns, which, like those for monks, are regarded as Buddha's word, continue to be handed down in the collection of canonical texts. In the present study, the set of rules for nuns of the Theravāda tradition is presented starting from the special nuns' rules in the Book of Religious Discipline (Vinaya-Piṭaka) and the relevant commentary passages in the Samantapāsādikā, and compared with the rules of conduct for monks of the same tradition. This work is a revised version of my dissertation accepted in 1995 by the Department of Historico-Philological Sciences at the Georg-August University in Göttingen.