9780415914833

Courtesans and Tantric Consorts: Sexualities in Buddhist Narrative, Iconography, and Ritual

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    9780415914833

  • ISBN10:

    0415914833

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2004-02-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The wisest teachings of Buddhism say that one must move beyond gender. But, as Serinity Young shows in this enlightening work, the rhetoric of Buddhist texts, the symbolism of its iconography, and the performative import of its rituals, all tell different, and often contradictory, stories. InCourtesans and Tantric Consorts, Serinity Young takes the reader on a journey through more than 2000 years of biographical writings, iconographic depictions, and ritual practices revealing the colorful mosaic of beliefs that inform Buddhist views about gender and sexuality.

Table of Contents

Illustrations xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Abbreviations xvii
Note on Transliteration xix
Introduction xxi
Part I Life of the Buddha 1(20)
Chapter 1 Rejection and Reconciliation
3(18)
Rejection: The Prince in the Women's Quarters
3(6)
Reconciliation: The Ascetic and the Requisite of Enlightenment
9(12)
Part II Parents and Procreation 21(60)
Chapter 2 Mothers and Sons
23(34)
Queen Maya
23(20)
Conception and Birth Images
24(17)
Trayastrimsa Heaven
41(2)
Syama Jataka
43(1)
Sons Saving Mothers
44(3)
Queen Cama
47(1)
Mothers and Compassion
48(9)
Chapter 3 Medical Excursus
57(10)
Chapter 4 Fathers and Heirs
67(14)
King Suddhodana
67(2)
Buddha as Father
69(3)
Tibet
72(11)
Male Lineage
75(6)
Part III Sexualities 81(150)
Chapter 5 Wives and Husbands
83(22)
The Wives of the Buddha
88(9)
Jataka Wives
91(1)
Dreams of Buddha's Wives
92(5)
The Saundarananda
97(2)
Positive Images of Wives
99(6)
Chapter 6 South Asian Courtesans
105(16)
Sexual Categories
107(1)
Devadasis
108(3)
Male Courtesans
111(2)
Transitions
113(8)
Chapter 7 Courtesans In Buddhist Literature
121(12)
Syama Jataka
121(1)
Amrapali
122(1)
The Manimekhaldi
123(4)
The Deception of the Body
127(6)
Chapter 8 Tantric Consorts: Introduction
133(16)
Images and Practices
133(6)
Mahasiddhas
139(10)
Chapter 9 Tantric Consorts: Tibet
149(16)
Padmasambhava
149(1)
Yeshe Tsogyel and Mandarava
150(5)
Tertons
155(1)
Yid Thogma
155(1)
Milarepa
156(1)
Machig Lapdron
157(8)
Chapter 10 The Traffic in Women
165(14)
Nangsa's Story
169(10)
Chapter 11 Women, Men, and Impurity
179(12)
Female Sexuality and Pollution
179(6)
The Instability of Masculinity
185(6)
Chapter 12 Sex Change
191(20)
Female to Male Stories
192(9)
Male to Female Stories
201(2)
Karma
203(8)
Chapter 13 Other Lands/Other Realities
211(20)
The Buddhist Universe
211(1)
Lands of Women
212(7)
Hells for Women
214(5)
Pure Lands
219(12)
Without Women
219(3)
With Women
222(9)
Conclusion 231(2)
Bibliography 233(16)
Index 249

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