|The first picket line, College Day, Feb. 1917 (WHM/Library of Congress/loc.gov)|
|Billie Holiday, Downbeat, NY, 1947|
The Buddha had two chief female disciples, the enlightened nuns Khema and Uppalavanna. But we next to never hear about them or how they helped females gain enlightenment.
|Siddhartha and Yasodhara break up one night.|
But all we hear is the legend, nonsense, a misleading allegorical tale about how "Siddhartha left his wife." What really happened? Why do women love Buddhism? Who are the Buddhist Tara goddesses, Kwan Yin, and Prajnaparamita Devi? Why was it originally so friendly and attractive to all genders?
|DMI - PasaDharma - DisclosureProject.org - Dharma Punx - MARC UCLA|
As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in American K-12 schools and the general public consciousness.
|What did the Buddha's wife do?|