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The Buddha in the jungle

Author: Kamala Tiyavanich
Publisher: Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features real-life stories about 19th and early 20th century Buddhist monks in Thailand that are intermingled with experiences recorded by their Western contemporaries. By juxtaposing these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kamala Tiyavanich
ISBN: 0295983728 974957527X 9780295983721 9789749575277
OCLC Number: 123124601
Description: xxvi, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: List of Maps and IllustrationsForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroductionThai names and Romanization1. The Palelai Buddha2. A Stork in a Snare3. A Muslim, His Goats, and a Bodhi Tree4. Matsi, the Bodhisat's Wife5. Midnight Visitors6. When in Doubt, Do What Dogs Do7. Dogs, Cats, and Birds8. Paddle Your Own Canoe9. A Dog Can Be a Bodhisat10. Venerable Grandfather Edd11. Two Legs Monastery12. Idol or Guide?13. Venerable Father Dark Eyes14. Big Buddha, Tough Hunter15. The Boatman and the Bandit Monk16. Tending Water Buffaloes17. Scarecrows and Baby-Sitters18. Abbots and Bandits19. Bandits and the Practice of Gratitude20. An Elephant on a Rampage21. How to Tame Elephants22. A Bodhisat Elephant23. Teaching Precepts to an Elephant24. Lord Buddha and King Cobra25. A Teak Wallah Meets Snakes26. Snakes, Guns, and Guardian Spirits27. Temple Boy and Spitting Cobra28. Kill Insects, Clean Latrines29. The Forest Cemetery at Wat Saket30. Corpses and Carrion Eaters31. The Oldest Midwife32. Dhamma from Grandmothers33. Tigers and Crocodiles34. White-Robed Renunciants35. Tap Tao Cave36. Falling Mindfully37. Meeting the Tiger in Silence38. Sisterhood of the Yellow Robe39. Jesus and the Future Buddha40. The Compassionate Arahant41. Ajan Inkhong, Master Painter42. Medicine Monks43. Backward or Enlightened?44. The Green Buddha of the GrottoGlossaryIllustration creditsReferences
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These stories of monks in Thailand during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries give a remarkable picture if the lives of monks and the practice of Buddhism in earlier times..[A] fascinating Read more...

 
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