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Women “Between the Empires” and “Between the Lines”

Stephanie W. Jamison

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In defining the territory “between the empires” and its relations with women's history, this chapter concentrates on dharma texts and texts that reflect and complement them, namely, the Arthaśāstra ... More


Conclusions: Laughter and the Creeper Mantra

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter concludes that the Vedic themes discussed in the book show a particular kind of transformation as one traces their viniyoga, or application in ritual commentary through metonymy. Each ... More


Poetry, Ritual, and Associational Thought in Early India: The Sources

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides an overview of the general genres of early Vedic India, including Śrauta, or formal ritual texts; Grhya, or domestic ritual texts; and Vidhana, or “magical” ritual texts. The ... More


The Poetics of Paths: Mantras of Journeys

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter analyzes the Vedic mantras associated with journeying through space, including Rig Veda 1.42, 1.99, 1.189, 3.33, 3.45, and 10.57. The Rig Vedic imagery describes the dangers of ... More


A Short History of Heaven: From Making to Gaining the Highest Abode

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the interpretive history of Rig Vedic mantras for attaining heaven, including mantras 1.154.1–3, 9.112–15, 10.82.7, and 10.129 during the Vedic period. These hymns contain ... More


Criticism of Art

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Dōgen's criticism of art. For Dōgen, who resurrected the original demand of “one or the other” in early Buddhism, temples and statues of the Buddha were not in any way ... More


Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Charlotte Eubanks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265615
eISBN:
9780520947894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265615.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts; and setsuwa, or “explanatory tales,” used in sermons and collected in ... More


Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism, with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirti Nirdesa. ... More


The Mode of Ambiguity is the Dharma Body

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

According to Shinkei, “the mode of ambiguity that is constituted solely of nuance” (omokage bakari o nomi yomu fumyōtei) is the style of the ultimate realm of enlightenment in poetry. Also described ... More


Viniyoga: The Recovery of a Hermeneutic Principle

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter considers the metonymic thinking present in the viniyoga. Viniyoga is a kind of application of Vedic mantra through the creations of new sets of associations in new ritual situations and ... More


Fire, Light, and Ingesting over Time

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter reviews the ways in which viniyogas have created different kinds of associative worlds about eating in the Vedic literature. The food imagery of the Rig Veda becomes used in the ... More


The Vedic “Other”: Spoilers of Success

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the conception of the enemy and its history in particular usages of Rig Vedic mantras 1.32, 1.50, 1.83–84, 6.73, and 6.2.11. The Vedic enemy concept is rich in metonymic usages ... More


A History of the Quest for Mental Power

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the history of images used for the attainment of mental power and verbal ability by describing metonymical interpretations of the Rig Veda mantras 1.18.6, 8.100.10–11, ... More


Introduction

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Early Mahayana Buddhist sutras illustrate the importance of textually produced paternal figures for organizing authority and legitimacy, drawing readers into complex realignments with the Buddhist ... More


Introduction: The Cult of the Book and the Culture of Text

Charlotte Eubanks

in Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265615
eISBN:
9780520947894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265615.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the connection between the sacred text and the devotional body in medieval Japan. It notes that the main focus of the book is on Buddhist texts, and stresses the importance of ... More


The Ontology of Sutras

Charlotte Eubanks

in Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265615
eISBN:
9780520947894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265615.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter studies the metafictional elements of sutras. It looks at how these elements work together to create presence and agency, and identifies the directives that serve as the sutras' ... More


Everyday Mysticism

Ariel Glucklich

in Everyday Mysticism: A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212099
eISBN:
9780300231373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212099.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines the nature of religious experience, comparing Buddhist, Hindu and Christian examples with the school at Neot Smadar. The key is making and unmaking of conceptual maps of reality ... More


The Indian and Chinese Background

Robert F. Rhodes

in Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a brief description of the development of Pure Land Buddhism in India and China. First it takes up the teachings of the Pure Land sūtras which form the basis of Pure Land ... More


The Introduction of Pure Land Buddhism to Japan

Robert F. Rhodes

in Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter takes up the early development of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan, focusing especially on the Nara period (710-794). In this early period, Pure Land Buddhism was understood primarily as a ... More


Law and the State: From Divine Justice to Worldly Law

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Hindu law has allowed different groups and regions to develop their own dharmas. The growth of law in India may be likened to the evolution of disciplines like grammar, poetics, etymology, and ... More


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