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 Ripening Living Beings

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how bodhisattvas use their bodies to transform other living beings in physical and moral ways. In doing so, it looks at a common Buddhist metaphor used to describe the ... More


 Introduction to the Compendium of Training

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with an explanation of the purpose of the book, which is to offer a new approach to the study of Buddhist ethics by asking what we can learn about Buddhist ethics if we make the ... More


 The Vital Points of the Bodhisattva Discipline

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter outlines what the Compendium of Training calls the “vital points” of the bodhisattva discipline, demonstrating the centrality of body to the bodhisattva ideal. It includes an analysis of ... More


 Foul Bodies: An Ascetic Discourse on Bodies

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how even an apparently negative discourse on bodies serves the Compendium of Training's purpose of producing bodhisattvas with bodies that have transformative effects on ... More


 Revisioning Virtue

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter summarizes the arguments of the book and considers their ethical implications for both medieval and contemporary readers of the Compendium of Training. It employs a feminist hermeneutics ... More


 Virtuous Bodies: A Physiomoral Discourse on Bodies

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the complex relationship between body and morality presumed by the physiomoral discourse. Topics covered include bodies as the effects of morality, bodies as the conditions for ... More


Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Susanne Mrozik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book investigates the diverse roles bodies play in Buddhist ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus, Buddhist literature contains ... More


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