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Pāli and the languages of early Buddhism

K. R. Norman

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter goes back to the beginnings of Buddhism, in fact to that ancient problem: What language or languages did the Buddha speak? It discusses Old Indo-Aryan and the origin of the Prakrit ... More


Introduction: Icons, Idols, and Revolution

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

The book is introduced by two exemplary narratives of Jains who were “converted” from, and to, an acceptance of the role of religious icons of Jinas. Lonka Shah was a fifteenth‐century Shvetambara ... More


The Archaeology of Jina Images

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter presents a thorough overview of the scholarly evidence from archaeology (both images and inscriptions) and Jain texts concerning the earliest history of Jina images. According to the ... More


The Ideology of the Path to Liberation

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Outlines the normative Jain ideology of the path to liberation from suffering and rebirth. This path is described as consisting of correct faith, correct knowledge, and correct conduct: faith in, ... More


Going to the Temple: How to Worship God

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The defining ritual activity of the Svetambar Murtipujak Jains of Patan is image‐worship, conducted in temples to images of the Jinas. The chapter gives detailed explanations of both the prescribed ... More


Viṭṭhal, Jains, and Rāmdāsīs

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The poet-saints devoted to Viṭṭhal do not identify him with the Jina as they identify him with the Buddha. Nonetheless, the claim has been made, at least until the end of the eighteenth century, that ... More


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