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“Profit and Honor”: A Critique of Sedentary Monasticism

Daniel Boucher

in Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses a critique of the authors of the Rāṣṭrapāla, which set out to defend the Buddha's Dharma against the tide of monastic laxity and wantonness to which they saw it succumbing. ... More


Poetry Abuses

Catherine Bates

in On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198793779
eISBN:
9780191835575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793779.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This section considers the charge of abuse by analysing Stephen Gosson’s School of Abuse and other antipoetic writings. It shows that the standard equation of abuse with wantonness—the old charge ... More


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