Download PDF by Paul Williams: Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 7

By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to expert orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has constructed to embody inter alia, theology and spiritual reports, philosophy, cultural reports, anthropology and comparative stories. there's now higher direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever earlier than, and Buddhist reports are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist reviews from an unlimited diversity of educational disciplines, released during the last 40 years. With a brand new advent through the editor, this assortment is a distinct and unrivalled examine source for either pupil and scholar.

88 the feminine renunciants of Sri Lanka: the Dasasilamattawa
89 "Merit transference" in Sinhalese Buddhism: a case study
of the interplay among doctrine and practice
90 Narrative, sub-ethics, and the ethical lifestyles: a few evidence
from Theravada Buddhism
91 Buddhism and legislations: the view from Mandalay
92 the nice culture and the Little within the standpoint of
Sinhalese Buddhism
93 Dhamma in dispute: the interactions of faith and legislation in
Thailand 111
94 The 32 myos within the medieval Mon kingdom
95 Buddhist legislations in accordance with the Theravada-Vinaya: a survey
of concept and perform 149
96 Buddhist legislation based on the Theravada-Vinaya (II): some
additions and corrections

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The demoness follows her and again attempts to devour the newborn child. Up to this point, the narrative is an illustration of the moral truth that "hatreds can never cease by hatred" (Dhammapada vs. 5). The plot then turns, with the woman grabbing her baby son and running to the Buddha, who is staying nearby. She places the child on the Buddha's feet and begs the Buddha to protect him. The Buddha asks that the demoness be brought to him, and when she arrives, he preaches to her that hatred can only be ended and not satisfied.

We have here traced a correspondence between affective religion and an early behavioral deviation, appearing in Buddhist stories but never explicitly accepted by doctrine; doctrine has then made a comeback and harmonized practice with canonical theory, although not without becoming exceedingly tortuous (and philologically barbarous). The stages through which behavior evolved have been traced above: the behavior represented in passages dealing with patti represent gradual deviation from doctrinal orthodoxy, while the changed meanings of anumodana and its verbs represent the rationalizations of doctrine to accommodate the behavioral deviations.

19 Paramattha-dlpanl VI (Therigiithii Atthakathii) 201, line 9. Even this is uncertain, since there is a variant reading. 20 Jiitaka IV. 15-22. 21 Jiitaka IV. 21. 22 Dhammapada Atthakathii IV. 200. 23 Vimiinavatthu Atthakathii, p. 188. 24 The translation cannot convey the full ambiguity of patti. 25 Vimiinavatthu Atthakathii, p. 189 = Vimiinavatthu 44. 9 (p. 40). 33 90 NARRATIVE, SUB-ETHICS, AND THE MORAL LIFE Some evidence from Theravada Buddhism Charles Hallisey and Anne Hansen Source: Journal of Religious Ethics 24, 2 (1996): 305-27.

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