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Two Dharma Biographies?: Sītā and Draupadī

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Sītā and Draupadī's dharma biographies, which introduce two exemplary strands of women's spirituality. Their spiritual life comes to be intertwined with bhakti, “devotion”—and ... More


Reimagining the Dharma Hero: The Adventure of the Buddha

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Aśvaghoṣa's Buddhacarita, “The Adventure of the Buddha,” which offers a dharma biography of a prince who becomes a Buddha. In making epic and other Brahmanical mythological ... More


Two Dharma Biographies?: Rāma and Yudhiṣṭhira

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Rāma and Yudhiṣṭhira's dharma biographies, concentrating on their parts in killings in the two scenes where the morality of their doing so comes most into question: Rāma's ... More


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