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Women in Buddhism: Images of the Feminine in Mahayana Trad

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"In seeking to explore the interrelationships between, and mutual influence of, varieties of sexual stereotypes and religious views of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, Women in Buddhism succeeds in drawing our attention to matters of philosophical importance. Paul examines the 'image' of women which arise in a number of Buddhist texts associated with Mahayana and finds that, while ideally the tradition purports to be egalitarian, in actual practice it often betrayed a strong misogynist prejudice. Sanskrit and Chinese texts are organized by theme and type, progressing from those which treat the traditionally orthodox and negative to those which set forth a positive consideration of soteriological paths for women. . . . In Women in Buddhism, Diana Paul may be forcing our consideration of the problem of female enlightenment. Thus the main purport and accomplishment of her scholarship is revolutionary."—Philosophy East and West

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I TRADITIONAL VIEW OF WOMEN

1. "Temptress," Daughter of Evil

2. The Mother

PART II PATHS FOR WOMEN LEADING TO SALVATION

3. Nun

4. "Good Daughter" and "Good Friend": Teachers of the Dharma

5. The Bodhisattvas with Sexual Transformation

6. The Bodhisattvas Without Sexual Transformation

PART III IMAGES OF THE FEMININE

7. The Celestial Bodhisattva: Kuan-yin

8. A Female Buddha?

Conclusions

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520054288
Author:
Wilson, Frances
Author:
Wilson, Frances
Author:
Paul, Diana M.
Author:
Paul, Diana Y.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Women in buddhism
Subject:
Women in the Tripiòtaka.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
[no. 3]
Publication Date:
19850431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
333
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 15 oz

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