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Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Reiko Ohnuma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is an exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in premodern South Asian Buddhism, drawing primarily on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. It argues that Buddhism in India ... More


“Whose Womb Shall I Enter Today?”: Māyā as Idealized Birth-Giver

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter, together with the following two, presents the argument that the Buddhist tradition has consciously shaped the two mothers of the Buddha, Māyā and Mahāprajāpatī, into a contrasting pair, ... More


“Who Breastfed the Blessed One after His Mother Had Died”: Nurturance, Guilt, and Debt in the Traditions Surrounding Mahāprajāpatī

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter, together with the previous and the following, presents the argument that the Buddhist tradition has consciously shaped the two mothers of the Buddha, Māyā and Mahāprajāpatī, into a ... More


“Short-Lived” versus “Long-Standing”: Māyā and Mahāprajāpatī Compared

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter, together with the previous two, presents the argument that the Buddhist tradition has consciously shaped the two mothers of the Buddha, Māyā and Mahāprajāpatī, into a contrasting pair, ... More


Golden Robe or Rubbish Robe? Interpretations of the Transmitted Robe in Tokugawa Period Zen Buddhist Thought

Diane E. Riggs

in Zen and Material Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469290
eISBN:
9780190469320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469290.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates the long scriptural tradition and heated Edo period debates about the legendary Buddhist robe made of golden thread. It considers fourth-century CE Chinese Buddhist texts ... More


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