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Head, Eyes, Flesh, Blood Giving Away the Body in Indian Buddhist Literature

Author: Reiko Ohnuma
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood is the first comprehensive study of a central narrative theme in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature: the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. Conducting close readings of stories from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan literature written between the third century B.C.E. and the late medieval period, Reiko Ohnuma argues that this theme has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Named Person: Buddha
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reiko Ohnuma
ISBN: 9780231137089 0231137087 9780231510288 0231510284
OCLC Number: 956785261
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB322932246 (OCoLC)956785261
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
Description: 1 online resource (393 p.)

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Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood is the first comprehensive study of a central narrative theme in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature: the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. Conducting close readings of stories from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan literature written between the third century B.C.E. and the late medieval period, Reiko Ohnuma argues that this theme has had a major impact on the development of Buddhist philosophy and culture.Whether he takes the form of king, prince, ascetic, elephant, hare, serpent, or god, th...

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