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By Paul Williams

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

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist reviews from an enormous diversity of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new advent via the editor, this assortment is a different and unrivalled examine source for either scholar 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 existence: a few evidence
from Theravada Buddhism
91 Buddhism and legislations: the view from Mandalay
92 the good 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 legislation based on the Theravada-Vinaya: a survey
of conception and perform 149
96 Buddhist legislations in response to the Theravada-Vinaya (II): some
additions and corrections

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Marriage), here it seems more relevant to recall the libations poured to the Manes in other, older cultures. Here it has been reinterpreted as the verses explain. The reinterpretation of this symbolic gesture is a minor example of the type of reinterpretation which has operated on the ritual as a whole. A Sinhalese village monk explained the proceedings to me thus. The death is primarily an occasion for doing merit (pina) oneself; secondarily, for offering it in case the dead man is expecting it.

Before turning to the specific ways in which narratives prefigure, configure, and refigure moral life, it might be useful to illustrate what we mean when we speak of the alteration of our own horizon; a general example can be drawn from the various Jiitaka collections. The Jatakas are the stories about the Buddha's 39 BUDDHISM IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA previous births, and they number in the many hundreds. The origins of the Jatakas are often unclear, and modem scholars frequently dismiss them as Indian folktales with a thin veneer of Buddhist doctrine.

Not the merit; but this is perhaps not an important point, since the general interpretation is clearly the modem one: the king gives a diine to the Buddha and dedicates it (uddisati) to the pretas. More important is the story of this event given in the commentary to the Dhammapada. l alabhamiinii). l adiisi). They get the food, then show themselves to the king naked. The king therefore gives robes (clvariini) the next day to the Buddha and his disciples, and the pretas accordingly are clothed in heavenly garments.

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