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On the Ambivalence of Female Monasticism in Theravāda Buddhism

On the Ambivalence of Female Monasticism in Theravāda Buddhism

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 Asian Ethnology 
 Vm
68
, N
m 2
2009, 265–282© Nz Ititt  Rigi  Ct
O th Amivc  Fm Mticim i Thvā Bhim
 A Ctiti t th St  th Mtic Stm i Mm
H hv Bhit  i Mm gg thmv i mtic -tihip hi ig ci xc m th mtic ititti (thSgh) ic th m  ipp? Thi tic xmi th tm“”  mtic tt thgh th  it i mi i v it-cti. I gi  ptig th mi chctitic  th mivt t-t  Bhit   th mthgic pm thi i— i ti itcti t     iict th itpth tht  t mtic itifcti. I th c  th vi -tihip i hich   gg i Mm, ith  cipti  thcmiti  tihip t , m,    tht high-ight th mtic tm   t  mic tihip i hichmtic ci itit  it pc  gitimti c t pc.keywords: Thvā Bhim—m mticim—tiitcti—mtic ti tm
Laure Carbonnel
Centre d’Etude des Mondes Africains ( 
CEMAF 
), Paris 
 
T
heravāda Buist socity is stuctu into two opposing n complmn-ty goups. On t on n, t institutionliz monstic o (Sng
;
sanghika 
) s mmbs wo  ti toug  tition o ointion tt oigi-nt om t Bu. On t ot n, t  ots o ly popl woblong to t munn wol. Sinc istoicl nts  l to  bk in oin-tion, t ml monstic o (
bhikkhunī 
Sng)
1
s ispp.
2
Nowys,only monks blong to t monstic institution. How, womn o still mbcmoncism n t istinction btwn nuns n ly popl is gnlly ccpt.Nuns in Mynm  pnnt on t ligious buuccy o t stt, n tstt mks cisions concning tm. Futmo, ty li in connts tt goby t sm nms in t Mynm lngug s monstis:
sathindaik 
( lgnunny o monsty ot to t stuy n lning o txts),
kyaùng 
(mons-ty, nunny), n
 gyaùng.
3
Dspit tis monstic wy o li, Buist Bumsnuns (
thiláshin 
) min
 
in n mbiguous position witin t ligious systm.
The terms o reerence used by some scholars reveal the difculty in cate-gorizing Theravāda Buddhist nuns and the dierentiation between emalemonasticism (outside the Sangha) and male monasticism (within the Sangha). An English-lan
gug oum   Mym
4
mpoy h Egh m“u” h h vu m
hpòngyì 
 u o mo. Th oppo ou h Th ox b by Egh hopoog uh  P. Van Esterick (1996). Th o   p bu h gou u o m m ,  o bou h bgg o h Buh gou ommu-y  h youg m oo mo (Brac de la Perrière, oh-omg). Bu h b oy o  m o  o quo h vy goy o Thvā Buh u  o  o vo  h oo vu m. Thu Van Esterick (1996) b Th
maechii 
 “y vo”  o  “u” bu hy  xu om h Sgh. Thm “y u” h o b popo o b h “ b” u, h, hy f  omh b h y  h mo popuo. A xy o h mbv u o h
thiláshin 
h b  ou by Kawa-nai (1990).
5
In pcticl tms, t pssg om ly to ligious sttus o mls ntingt Sng is mk by  itul o ointion. A scon lmnt o if
o
266 |
 Asian Ethnology 
 Voum 68, Numb 2
2009
 
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w m  y pp    g    m-m q. T mp p p  m py   y  mg B wy  mk, g   wy x, p  p  p py. B    p w  m pp  y pp    pp y  y. T mk w p        m  y , w  m  p   x ( m  wy w   p   m  m g m).H g,   p   w  ym pp  m. O   , B   Mym     yp-   m g   T : y    g m y  m y pp. T m wy     j        g   m w (  z  m pp):   mp  mwk   p   m  y. I    pfm  , g  y    y   p   m m, w   m   m .O   ,   Mym pp   ywm w p w mk       . I,  y  g  mk’ y  g  gg       m     mpm   w mk  y pp. Fm,   gy wm w py  m mp    ,  y    w pp . T,  g mwk   pp w  mmmy  mk   y,    p   g pp   g    m    m gy.Fy,   w   mk pp   g w wk  p g     . W mk q       y g my,    , g y my y pp,   wy   y    -  . I  Bm pp gz m   y, y  jy  mpy y g    p mp  gzg  m   my.
 
T    Bm  pp   m. I w   p   y  mp      w   w g- (m  y) y g . Hw, g  w y-pp g y ppyg    m  “ w” y    wy   my w g m w ( p )    . R, w my k w  y  m- y  w    . S     m - ( Sg) m   f  xp  wm’ m wy  ,  q w  g  m   p  w.T  p  w    mp w  xm.
The almsgiving relationship is one of the cornerstones of monasticism,

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