Divine Stories Divyavadana, Part 1

ISBN-10: 0861712951
ISBN-13: 9780861712953
Edition: 2008
Authors: Andy Rotman
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Divine Stories is the inaugural volume in a landmark translation series devoted to making the wealth of classical Indian Buddhism accessible to modern readers. The stories here, among the first texts to be inscribed by Buddhists, highlight the moral economy of karma, illustrating how gestures of faith, especially offerings, can bring the reward of future happiness and ultimate liberation. Book jacket.

Andy Rotman is an associate professor in the Religion Department at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He received his PhD in South Asian languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2003. His research concerns the ways in which narratives and images in South Asia function as a part of social history and material culture.

Preface
Map of Indian Places in the Divyavadana
Technical Notes
Introduction
A Summary of the Stories
The Divyavadana
The Story of Kotikarna: Kotikarna-avadana
The Story of Purna: Purna-avadana
The Story of Maitreya: Maitreya-avadana
The Story of a Brahman's Daughter: Brahmanadarika-avadana
The Story of a Brahman's Panegyric: Stutibrahmana-avadana
The Story of a Brahman Named Indra: Indrabrahmana-avadana
The Story of a Woman Dependent on a City for Alms: Nagaravalambika-avadana
The Story of Supriya: Supriya-avadana
The Chapter on the Great Fortune of the Householder Mendhaka: Mendhakagrhapativibhuti-pariccheda
The Story of Mendhaka: Mendhaka-avadana
The Story of Asokavarna: Asokavarna-avadana
The Miracle Sutra: Pratiharya-sutra
The Story of Svagata: Svagata-avadana
The Story of a Wretched Pig: Sukarika-avadana
The Story of One Foretold to Be a Wheel-Turning King: Cakravartivyakrta-avadana
The Story of Two Parrot Chicks: Sukapotaka-avadana
The Story of Mandhata: Mandhata-avadana
Appendixes
Addendum to Mendhakagrhapativibhuti-pariccheda
The Cosmos According to the Divyavadana
Divyavadana and Mulasarvastivada-vinaya Concordance
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Translator

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