Bhikshuni, aka: Bhikṣuṇī; 1 Definition(s)
Bhikshuni means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Bhikṣuṇī can be transliterated into English as Bhiksuni or Bhikshuni, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Bhikṣuṇī (भिक्षुणी) is a Sanskrit word referring to a Buddhist female nun. The male monk is called a bhikkhu.(Source): Wisdom Library: Buddhism
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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Part 4 - Morality of the bhikṣuṇī < [Section II.2 - Morality of the monastic or pravrajita]
The Utpalavarnā-jātaka < [Section II.2 - Morality of the monastic or pravrajita]
The travels of Fa-Hian (400 A.D.) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter XLI - On Bodhisattva Kasyapa (b) < [Section Nine]
Chapter XLIV - On Bodhisattva Kasyapa (e) < [Section Ten]
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A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (by Fa-Hien)
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)