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A Well-Sanitized Shroud: Asceticism and Institutional Values in the Middle Period of Buddhist Monasticism

Gregory Schopen

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

There is no evidence for Buddhist monasticism either before or during the Mauryan period. To judge by his inscriptions and the language used in them, Aśoka himself did not know anything about ... More


Practice

Michael K. Jerryson

in Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This Chapter shifts from the analysis of the symbolic role of Buddhist monks to the performative aspects of Buddhist monks. Whereas a monk has limited influence over how he is represented, as covered ... More


“What Here Is the Merit, May That Be for My Parents”: Motherhood on the Ground

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/9780199915651.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter turns away from the discourse on motherhood examined in the rest of the book to look at the relationship between motherhood and Indian Buddhism as it actually existed “on the ground.” It ... More


Former Wives from Former Lives

Shayne Clarke

in Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836474
eISBN:
9780824870966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836474.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the status of Buddhist monks' “former” lay wives by drawing on Buddhist narratives. In some stories, monks' former wives are presented as hostile to their husbands; in others ... More


Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

Shayne Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836474
eISBN:
9780824870966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Scholarly and popular consensus has painted a picture of Indian Buddhist monasticism in which monks and nuns severed all ties with their families when they left home for the religious life. They ... More


Shaozhou

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

After the departure of Ruggieri for Europe, the Jesuits were expelled from Zhaoqing by a new mandarin, who coveted their house. This represented the low point in the career of Ricci. The missionaries ... More


“Profit and Honor”: A Critique of Sedentary Monasticism

Daniel Boucher

in Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses a critique of the authors of the Rāṣṭrapāla, which set out to defend the Buddha's Dharma against the tide of monastic laxity and wantonness to which they saw it succumbing. ... More


Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Daniel Boucher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book delves into the socioreligious milieu of the authors, editors, and propagators of the Rāṣṭrapālapaṛiprcchā-sūtra (Questions of Rāṣṭrapāla), a Buddhist text circulating in India during the ... More


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