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Ties That Bind : Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism.

Author/Creator:
Ohnuma, Reiko.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (277 pages)
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Subjects:
Buddhist literature -- India -- Themes, motives.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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 Buddhism in India had a complex and ambivalent relationship with mothers and motherhood-symbolically, affectively, and institutionally.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
List of Illustrations
Conventions
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. "A Mother's Heart Is Tender": Buddhist Depictions of Mother-Love
2. "Whose Heart Was Maddened by the Loss of Her Child": Mothers in Grief
3. "Whose Womb Shall I Enter Today?": M&
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as Idealized Birth-Giver
4. "Who Breastfed the Blessed One after His Mother Had Died": Nurturance, Guilt, and Debt in the Traditions Surrounding Mah&
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praj&
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pat&
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5. "Short-Lived" versus "Long-Standing": M&
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and Mah&
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Compared
6. "She Is the Mother and Begetter of the Conquerors": Pregnancy, Gestation, and Enlightenment
7. "Just as a Mother's Milk Flows from Her Breasts": Breastfeeding and Compassionate Deeds
8. "What Here Is the Merit, May That Be for My Parents": Motherhood on the Ground
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Ohnuma, Reiko Ties That Bind
ISBN:
9780199915668
9780199915675
OCLC:
851160137