Buddhism in Life: The Anthropological Study of Religion and the Sinhalese Practice of Buddhism

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Manchester University Press, 1983 - Buddhism - 232 pages
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Polgama
13
Silaratana and the clerical norm
22
Rebirth and belief
45
The Buddhists of Polgama
54
Problem and dissolvement
61
Theology
75
Existence symbolism and belief
85
The quest of the historical Buddha
112
Practice and belief
131
ritual ethics and Dharma
162
Instrumentalism and sapientalism
181
Rebirth and Nirvana
202
Appendix Terminology monk priest clergy sasana
214
Bibliography
219
Index
225

Ministry and Meditation
98

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