The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations

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Bryan J. Cuevas, Jacqueline Ilyse Stone
University of Hawaii Press, 2007 - Religion - 491 pages
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In its teachings, practices and institutions, Buddhism in iys varied Asian forms is centrally concerned with death and the dead. This title offers a comparative investigation of this topic across the major Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet and Burma.
 

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Contents

Bryan J Cuevas Jacqueline I Stone
1
The Buddhas Funeral John S Strong
32
CrossDressing with the Dead Asceticism Ambivalence and Institutional Values in an Indian Monastic Code Gregory Schopen
60
The Moment of Death in Daoxuans Vinaya Commentary Koichi Shinohara
105
The Secret Art of Dying Esoteric Deathbed Practices in Heian Japan Jacqueline I Stone
134
The Deathbed Image of Master Hongyi Raoul Birnbaum
175
Dying Like Milarepa Death Accounts in a Tibetan Hagiographic Tradition Kurtis R Schaeffer
208
Fire and the Sword Some Connections between SelfImmolation and Religious Persecution in the History of Chinese Buddhism James A Benn
234
Gone but Not Departed The Dead among the Living in Contemporary Buddhist Sri Lanka John Clifford Holt
326
Mulian in the Land of Snows and King Gesar in Hell A Chinese Tale of Parental Death in Its Tibetan Transformations Matthew T Kapstein
345
Chinese Buddhist Death Ritual and the Transformation of Japanese Kinship Hank Glassman
378
Grave Changes Scattering Ashes in Contemporary Japan Mark Rowe
405
Care for Buddhism Text Ceremony and Religious Emotion in a Monks Final Journey Jason A Carbine
438
Chinese and Korean Character Glossary
457
Japanese Character Glossary
461
Contributors
467

Passage to Fudaraku Suicide and Salvation in Premodern Japanese Buddhism D Max Moerman
266
The Death and Return of Lady Wangzin Visions of the Afterlife in Tibetan Buddhist Popular Literature Bryan J Cuevas
297

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