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The Last Watch and the Funeral

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter details how as Buddha settled down in the grove near Kusinara the sal trees burst forth in abundant untimely blossoms that fell, covering his body. Heavenly coral tree flowers also fell ... More


Ice and Fire

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Attracted by Tanxu’s work in Yingkou and other Manchurian cities, government leaders in Harbin invited Tanxu there to construct a Buddhist temple. The motivations were, as elsewhere, both religious ... More


The Buddha Receives a Gift and Befriends a King

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with details of the departure of Buddha and the community of monks from Kapilavatthu for Rajagaha. On the trip back they stayed at Anupiya, the very first town the Buddha visited ... More


The Buddha's Last Days

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter details the Buddha's Last Days. It then describes the deaths of Sariputta and Moggallana, Buddha's journey with Ananda to Vesali, his favorite city, and his visits to Bhandagama and then ... More


Once the Buddha Was a Universal Monarch

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Buddha telling Ananda the history of Kusinara, a town close to his birthplace. He then informs Ananda that he was once King Mahasudassana, a wheel-turning monarch, a cosmic ... More


The Blessed One in Kapilavastu

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/9780195341829.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Buddha returns to visit his hometown, and this affords the poet the opportunity to renew his description of Newar culture. Chittadhar's narration is mostly unsentimental and true to the ... More


Twelve Years of Itinerant Preaching

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/9780195341829.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter moves the Buddha's life forward through more of the standard incidents associated with important doctrinal sermons. It begins with the Buddha's last visit to King Shuddhodana, who is on ... More


The Monastery Built by Vishākhā

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/9780195341829.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter begins with famous sangha events: the history of the monastic code, the Vinaya; the appointment of a personal monk attendant, his cousin Ānanda, for the middle‐aged Buddha; and an ... More


An Indian Temple on the Strand: Charles Holden, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and London's First Modernist Sculptures

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter it is revealed for the first time that London's earliest Modernist sculptures —the ornamental figures produced by Jacob Epstein in 1907–8 for the British Medical Association ... More


The Wanderer's Last Journey

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter illustrates the final years of the Buddha. Although during the last days of his life, the Buddha remained steadfast to his missionary work and continued to visit some places to preach ... More


Introduction

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is about how Indian scientists and historians of science engaged with the sciences of India. From the Orientalist period through the nationalist period, to the period of Nehruvian socialism ... More


The Sarton and Coomaraswamy Dialogue

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay reconstructs the dialogue between the Sri Lankan-born historian of art Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy and the Belgian-born historian of science George Sarton during the decade 1930–1940. It ... More


The Chandrachud Court (1978–85)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Chandrachud Court of 1978–85. The Janata regime was pledged to restore the independence of the judiciary but had not committed itself to restoring the convention of ... More


The Bhagwati Court (1985–6)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Bhagwati Court of 1985–6. The government of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s appointed P.N. Bhagwati to succeed Chandrachud in mid-1985. Throughout the entire Chandrachud ... More


The Buddhist Ascesis

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232204
eISBN:
9780520936300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232204.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter emphasizes the strategy that deals with the myths about the Buddha's birth, renunciation, and Awakening (Enlightenment) as it tells about his quest for salvation through specific forms ... More


Becoming Otherwise: The Transformative Encounterin Ananda Devi’s Writing

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter investigates the concept of becoming otherwise in Ananda Devi’s writing as a form of resistance to socio-cultural hierarchies of difference in Indo-Mauritian and Indian contexts. The ... More


Scarecrows, Up ā sakas, Fetuses, and Other Child Monastics in Middle-Period Indian Buddhism

Amy Paris Langenberg

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores children’s participation in monastic life according to texts from the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya, the Avadānaśataka, the Mahāvastu, and other Sanskrit Buddhist sources, documenting ... More


The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Amaleena Damlé

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Following a long tradition of objectification, twentieth-century French feminism has often sought to liberate the female body from the confines of patriarchal logos and to inscribe its rhythms in ... More


Contemporary Women’s Writing In French

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introduction explores the terrain of women’s writing in French over the course of the late twentieth century and into the new millennium. It locates the place of women’s writing on the ... More


The Bliss of Peace

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers the importance of the peaceful sentiment in an Indian tradition of interpretation stretching from Abhinavagupta to Ananada Coomaraswamy. The development of rasa theory included ... More


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