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Upasika Kee Nanayon

By Bhikkhu, Thanissoro, Venerable

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Title: Upasika Kee Nanayon  
Author: Bhikkhu, Thanissoro, Venerable
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Language: English
Subject: Religion, Buddhism, Buddhism and literature
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Bhikkhu, V. T. (n.d.). Upasika Kee Nanayon. Retrieved from http://community.worldlibrary.in/


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Excerpt: Upasika Kee Nanayon, also known by her penname, K. Khao-suan-luang, was arguably the foremost woman Dhamma teacher in twentieth-century Thailand. Born in 1901 to a Chinese merchant family in Rajburi, a town to the west of Bangkok, she was the eldest of five children -- or, counting her father's children by a second wife, the eldest of eight. Her mother was a very religious woman and taught her the rudiments of Buddhist practice, such as nightly chants and the observance of the precepts, from an early age. In later life she described how, at the age of six, she became so filled with fear and loathing at the miseries her mother went through in being pregnant and giving birth to a younger sibling that, on seeing the newborn child for the first time -- sleeping quietly, a little red thing with black, black hair -- she ran away from home for three days. This experience, plus the anguish she must have felt when her parents separated, probably lay behind her decision, made when she was still quite young, never to submit to what she saw as the slavery of marriage.

 

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