[Buddha-l] Revered 20th century CE Thai text?
ugg-5 at spro.net
Mon Apr 1 10:58:50 MDT 2013
OK I get it--April fool.
From: Jo [mailto:ugg-5 at spro.net]
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2013 10:57 AM
Thai woman? Samanthi Dissanayake's surname is Sinhalese.
From: buddha-l-bounces at mailman.swcp.com
[mailto:buddha-l-bounces at mailman.swcp.com] On Behalf Of Richard Basham
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:13 PM
To: buddha-l at mailman.swcp.com
Subject: [Buddha-l] Revered 20th century CE Thai text?
Brits likely ruffling some Thai feathers, ignoring most Thai
context/response. Seems to me that linguistic analysis would be more
scientific than what is presented.
OTT: Why is the text so revered? Is there a public English-language copy?
Buddhist text's true author identified as Thai woman By Samanthi
Dissanayake, BBC News, 28 March 2013
Leeds, UK -- A little-known Thai woman has been identified by researchers as
the most likely author of an important Buddhist treatise, previously
attributed to a high-profile monk.
Thammanuthamma-patipatti is a set of dialogues, supposedly between two
prominent Thai monks last century.
It had been attributed to one of them - Venerable Luang Pu Mun Bhuridatta.
But scholars believe it was really by a female devotee, making her one of
the first Thai women to write such a text.
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