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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


Early Buddhism: Three Baskets of Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 takes up Buddhist understandings of dhamma or dharma as they were developed in (or better, into) the three baskets of the early Buddhist canon, especially the Pāli canon of the Theravāda ... More


Autonomy and Human Rights in Ancient and Modern Indian Buddhism

Gordon Davis

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Autonomy is seen as one of the underlying values of personhood that human rights seek to protect. This chapter shows that there is a degree of convergence between the original justification of ... More


Ancestral Rites in the Buddhist Literature

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the Buddhist reference to the śrāddha-rite found in the Pāli Canon in order to show that the early tradition understood the ancestral rites to be a part of their proper ... More


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