Mahaprajapati Gotami

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Buddhist Nuns - History - The First Ordination
... His stepmother and aunt, Mahaprajapati Gotami, made repeated requests on behalf of herself and five hundred other ladies of the court ... his attendant and half-brother Ananda (Mahaprajapati Gotami's son) relayed a final request, which was granted—but only on condition that the women accept eight ... Buddha is quoted by Thannisaro Bhikkhu as saying Ananda, if Mahaprajapati Gotami accepts eight vows of respect, that will be her full ordination (upasam ...