9780791473399

Buddhist Scriptures as Literature : Sacred Rhetoric and the Uses of Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791473399

  • ISBN10:

    0791473392

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-07
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

Looks at a variety of Buddhist sacred writings as literature and includes insights from literary theory.

Author Biography

Ralph Flores teaches literature at Thammasat University in Thailand.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Fictions of Reading: Westerners and Buddhist Textsp. 1
A Prince Transformed: The Nikayas, the Nidanakatha, Asvaghosa's Acts of the Buddhap. 17
The Buddha Awakening: The Nikayasp. 35
Winning Conversions: The Nikayasp. 51
Passing on: The Nikayasp. 67
Figures of Right Speech: The Dhammapadap. 87
Joyous Negations: The Heart Sutrap. 103
Masters of Emptiness: The Gatless Barrier and Zen Folktalesp. 119
Extreme Giving: The Vassantara Jataka and Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Lifep. 141
Final Emergency Reading: The Tibetan Book of the Deadp. 163
Epilogue: Images in the Readerp. 183
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 219
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