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Ties that bind : maternal imagery and discourse in Indian Buddhism

Author: Reiko Ohnuma
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reiko Ohnuma offers a wide-ranging exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in pre-modern South Asian Buddhism, drawing on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. She demonstrates that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reiko Ohnuma
ISBN: 9780199915651 0199915652 9780199950058 0199950059
OCLC Number: 919288864
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: List of Illustrations ; Conventions ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter 1: "A Mother's Heart is Tender": Buddhist Depictions of Mother-Love ; Chapter 2: "Whose Heart Was Maddened by the Loss of Her Child": Mothers in Grief ; Chapter 3: "Whose Womb Shall I Enter Today?": Maya as Idealized Birth-Giver ; Chapter 4: "Who Breast-Fed the Blessed One After His Mother Had Died": Nurturance, Guilt, and Debt in the Traditions Surrounding Mahaprajapati ; Chapter 5: "Short-Lived" versus "Long-Standing"; Maya and Mahaprajapati Compared ; Chapter 6: "She is the Mother and Begetter of the Conquerors": Pregnancy, Gestation, and Enlightenment ; Chapter 7: "Just as a Mother's Milk Flows From Her Breasts": Breastfeeding and Compassionate Deeds ; Chapter 8: "What Here is the Merit, May That Be For My Parents": Motherhood On the Ground ; Conclusion ; Abbreviations ; Bibliography ; Index
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