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“Whose Heart Was Maddened by the Loss of Her Child”: Mothers in Grief

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that Buddhist literature presents the grieving mother who has lost her child to death as a privileged emblem or iconic embodiment of the suffering of samsara and often contrasts ... More


Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Reiko Ohnuma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is an exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in premodern South Asian Buddhism, drawing primarily on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. It argues that Buddhism in India ... More


“Short-Lived” versus “Long-Standing”: Māyā and Mahāprajāpatī Compared

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter, together with the previous two, presents the argument that the Buddhist tradition has consciously shaped the two mothers of the Buddha, Māyā and Mahāprajāpatī, into a contrasting pair, ... More


Maternal Grief in the Hebrew Bible

Ekaterina E. Kozlova

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198796879
eISBN:
9780191838569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book explores the stories of biblical mothers who were placed at key junctures in Israel’s history to renegotiate the destinies not only of their own children, dead or lost, but also those of ... More


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