Enchanting, powerful, horrific, beautiful, wise, deadly, compassionate, seductive. Women in Buddhist story and image are all these things and more. She takes the signs of the ancient goddess – the lotus, the sacred grove, the serpent, the sacrifice – and uses them in astonishing new ways. Her story is one of suffering and great trials, and through it all an unquenchable longing to be free. This beautifully illustrated work is as layered and subversive as mythology itself. Based directly on authentic Buddhist texts, and informed with insights from psychology and comparative mythology, it takes a fresh look at how Buddhist women have been depicted by men and how they have depicted themselves.
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About the author
Bhikkhu Sujato is a Buddhist monk. He ordained in Thailand in 1994 and spent several years in forest monasteries practicing and studying the Dhamma. In 2003 he established Santi Forest Monastery. Bhikkhu Sujato is a meditator and scholar who specializes in historical research into the origins of Buddhism.