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Incest and Schism

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the core narrative of the man called Mahādeva, who had a love affair with his mother and killed his father. It explores how and why this story provides a good point of ... More


The Creation of Sects in Early Buddhism

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the historical situation of early Indian Buddhist sectarianism and the explicit polemical context within which the story of Mahādeva is related in an important scholastic ... More


The Story of Mahādeva

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers a somewhat more detailed look at the story of Mahādeva and its narration. The most detailed and commonly cited account of Mahādeva and his contentious theses is contained in the ... More


Mahādeva in Other Sources

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates what other traditional Buddhist sources relate about the story of Mahādeva, and looks at how his story is told in East Asian and Tibetan Buddhist sources. Among these is ... More


Schism Accounts in Buddhist Doxographies

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers depictions of the schism narrative that parallel the Mahādeva story. It argues that “historical” accounts of the schism seem on the whole to reflect the same basic situation as ... More


The Story of Dharmaruci

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents what must represent the source of the story of Mahādeva in the tale of Dharmaruci, as found in the Divyāvadāna, a collection of Buddhist stories transmitted separately from ... More


Abuse and Victimhood

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the types of experiences that the protagonist Mahādeva/Dharmaruci are depicted to have undergone. It considers issues related to sexual assault and psychological conditioning, ... More


The Bedtrick

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the motif of the bedtrick, the literary device in which sexual partners are portrayed as unaware of their mutual identities or where one partner is unaware of the identity of ... More


Dharmaruci in Other Sources

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

While Kṣemendra's telling of the Dharmarucy-avadāna in his Bodhisattvāvadānakalpalatā may be the only other known Sanskrit version of the story of Dharmaruci, this does not mean that this tale is ... More


The Medieval Europe an Oedipal Judas

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the medieval European tale of Judas Iscariot, which is remarkably similar to, but ultimately conceptually quite different from, that of the Indian Buddhist Mahādeva. The ... More


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