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Head, eyes, flesh, and blood : giving away the body in Indian Buddhist literature

Author: Reiko Ohnuma
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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A study of the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. This book argues that this theme has had an impact on the development of Buddhist philosophy and culture. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ohnuma, Reiko.
Head, eyes, flesh, and blood.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006019767
(OCoLC)70129161
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reiko Ohnuma
ISBN: 9780231510288 0231510284
OCLC Number: 137880156
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Michigan).
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 372 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Reiko Ohnuma.
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[This book] allows us to... learn a great deal about the cultural world of Indian Buddhism. -- Benjamin Bogin Buddhadharma Highly recommended. CHOICE [Ohnuma's] study itself is a generous gift to Read more...

 
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