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 Dharma Transmission in Theory and Practice

William M. Bodiford

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 9 provides an example of ritual transformation in the movement of Zen from one culture to another. After describing dharma transmission in East Asia by highlighting the theme of the family ... More


 The Eternal Dharma

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The last chapter of the book looks at the religious and political developments in India after the arrival of the British colonialists. The chapter focuses primarily on the Hindu response to ... More


 Vedic Science: The Grammar of Reality

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter outlines the economic and cultural developments of the centuries dominated by the Mauryan Empire. The primary achievements included a flowering of sciences that rested on Vedic ... More


 The Significance of the Temple

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapter begins with a description of the temple, a three‐story vimana facing west. It was built by Nandivarman Pallavamalla to record and further his own spiritual progress and to establish ... More


Trinidad: Ethnic Religion

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Trinidad had a long history of indigenous and European settlement even before African slaves were brought in. When the Indians joined this complex island culture, they were quickly given their own ... More


Buddhist Supernatural Agents

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

in Supernatural Agents: Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380026
eISBN:
9780199869046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380026.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Buddhist tradition, buddhas are regarded as omniscient in the sense that everything is directly reflected in the mind of a buddha. In certain “Hindu” schools, the ideas of karma and rebirth ... More


The Basic Teachings

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hrdaya describes how after his enlightenment the Buddha was nourished by two traveling merchants, traveled to Benares to preach his first sermon to the former five companions, and there established ... More


The Lidai fabao ji (Record of the Dharma-Jewel through the Ages)

Wendi Adamek

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the Chan or Zen text, the Lidai fabao ji, an important early text that was discovered in the Mogao caves of Dunhuang in 1900, and which had been lost for many years. Adamak ... More


Constructing Colonial Dharma in Calcutta

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines a one year run of the Bengali paper Samācār Candrikā to sketch the contours of an elite Bengali Hindu response to missionaries and Orientalists. Among the very earliest Hindu ... More


The Impartiality of Divine Response

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

To celebrate the benefits of the Dharma (hōraku), it was a common practice in Japan during the medieval period to make offerings of poetry (waka, renga, kanshi) as well as Nō plays and other ... More


Defining Jainism

Torkel Brekke

in Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199252367
eISBN:
9780191602047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925236X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jainism in India began as a religious movement for individuals wishing to renounce society and strive towards release from the cycle of rebirth. Jain identity was a matter of membership in the ... More


The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Stephen C. Berkwitz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist chronicles have long been had a central place in the study of Buddhism. Scholars, however, have relied almost exclusively on Pali works that were composed by elites for learned audiences, to ... More


The Policy of Dhamma

Romila Thapar

in Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077244
eISBN:
9780199081073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077244.003.0022
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter investigates why Aśoka Maurya adopted the policy of Dhamma and the purpose it served. It considers the immediate background of the Mauryas, the development of Buddhism at this period, ... More


 The Awakening of the Buddha

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, focusing on Siddhārtha's attainment of complete Buddhahood. He fends off the amorous advances of Māra's daughters who make ... More


 Establishing the Dispensation in LaṄkā

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, focusing on the ordination of the king's son and daughter as Buddhist monastics. The son Mihiňdu becomes an arahant, and he ... More


Dharma over Time, I: Big Time Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is the first of two chapters that treat comparatively usages where Buddhist and Brahmanical texts worked out themes of dharma over time in significantly different ways. Chapter 6 is about how ... More


Dōji, Saichō, and the Post–Nihon Shoki Shōtoku Cult

Michael Como

in Shōtoku: Ethnicity, Ritual, and Violence in the Japanese Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188615
eISBN:
9780199851751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188615.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The monk Dōji was one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his day and quite possibly an editor of the Nihon shoki. In addition to being one of the chief architects of Buddhist-state relations of the ... More


The Right to Family Planning, Contraception, and Abortion: The Hindu View

SANDHYA JAIN

in Sacred Rights: The Case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160017
eISBN:
9780199849611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160017.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the perspective of India on the issues of family planning, contraception and abortion. India's religion, Hinduism, is properly known as the Sannatan Dharma, or the Eternal ... More


Qiyuan Xinggang as Abbess, Dharma Teacher, and Religious Exemplar

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at Qiyuan Xinggang as an abbess, a Dharma teacher, and a religious exemplar. Qiyuan Xinggang did not restrict herself to delivering sermons and holding interviews; she and her nuns ... More


Law and the Public Gaze: The Hindu Code Bill in the Public Sphere

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Family Law

An analysis of the debate on gender rights that encompassed the Hindu Code Bill in the 1940s and 1950s in the public sphere is presented in the fourth chapter. The conflict of a liberal feminist ... More


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