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Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in a Buddhist Cosmos

Reiko Ohnuma

in Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190637545
eISBN:
9780190637576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637545.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the animal realm of rebirth in early Buddhist doctrine and cosmology and shows that the animal rebirth was characterized very negatively in comparison to rebirth as a human. ... More


To Kill or Not to Kill: Rebirth, Sharing, and Risk

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the ethnography of the hunters and their relationship to the animals they aim to kill. It focuses particularly on their ideas of animal rebirth, and considers the possibility of ... More


Embodiment of Dharma in Animals

Andrea Gutiérrez

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores animal involvement in Hindu ritual and ideology as described in Dharmaśāstra, investigating how and why descriptions and enactments of dharma require and utilize animal bodies. ... More


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