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Philosophical Embryology: Buddhist Texts and the Ritual Construction of a Fetus

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This short study examines premodern and modern rituals that involve the creation of ephemeral fetuses through the power of Buddhist philosophical texts and protective science. This chapter emphasizes ... More


Early Buddhism: Three Baskets of 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/9780195394238.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 takes up Buddhist understandings of dhamma or dharma as they were developed in (or better, into) the three baskets of the early Buddhist canon, especially the Pāli canon of the Theravāda ... More


The Work of Intention: Mental Life in the Abhidhamma

Maria Heim

in The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199331031
eISBN:
9780199369386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331031.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter begins with a consideration of how to read and interpret Abhidhamma lists and commentaries, and the relationship of Abhidhamma methods to those of the Suttanta. It then explores ... More


Scripture, Commentary, and Exegetical Distinctions

Maria Heim

in Voice of the Buddha: Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190906658
eISBN:
9780190906689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906658.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows how Buddhaghosa describes the three “genres” or areas of expertise that the Buddha taught: Suttanta, Abhidhamma, and Vinaya. It discusses Buddhaghosa’s interpretation of his school ... More


Disentangling the Tangle: Abhidhamma as Phenomenological Analysis

Maria Heim

in Voice of the Buddha: Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190906658
eISBN:
9780190906689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906658.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 argues that Buddhaghosa interpreted the Abhidhamma as a series of methods of analysis, oceanic and immeasurable in scope and practice. Its lists and formulas are distilled from the ... More


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