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Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva
Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva (September 2009)
The Sinhala Yasodharavata (The Story of Yasodhara) and the Sinhala Yasodharapadanaya (The Sacred Biography of Yasodhara)
Ranjini Obeyesekere - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Translations of two works from Sri Lanka on Yasodharā, the wife of the Buddha—an allusive and intriguing figure in Buddhist lore and literature.

What about Buddha’s wife? We all know that Prince Siddhartha left his wife and infant son to begin his journey to enlightenment. The Pali canon does not mention the woman he left behind. Yasodharā enters the commentarial tradition around the first cen...(Read More)
Portraits of Buddhist Women
Portraits of Buddhist Women (October 2001)
Stories from the Saddharmaratnavaliya
Ranjini Obeyesekere - Author

A collection of stories about women from the thirteenth-century Buddhist work that reveals much about women's status in their society and within Buddhism.

A fascinating collection about Buddhist women translated from the thirteenth-century Sinhala Buddhist text, the Saddharmaratnavaliya, these stories provide insights into the social status and roles of women in medieval India and Sri Lanka and the Buddhis...(Read More)
Jewels of the Doctrine
Jewels of the Doctrine (January 1991)
Stories of the Saddharma Ratnavaliya
Dharmasena - Author
Ranjini Obeyesekere - Translator

“It is a fascinating and rich repository of Buddhist culture from which I have learned much—the tales are so beguiling, and the imagery so striking.” — Steven Collins, Concordia University

This is a translation of the first fifteen stories of the thirteenth century Sinhala work, the Saddharma Ratnāvaliya written by the monk Dharmasēna. The Saddharma Ratnāvaliya is in turn an ...(Read More)
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