Foucault Buddhism And Disciplinary Rules

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Author: Malcolm Voyce
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317133781
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 182
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Foucault Buddhism And Disciplinary Rules

by Malcolm Voyce, Foucault Buddhism And Disciplinary Rules Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Foucault Buddhism And Disciplinary Rules books, This book suggests that previous critiques of the rules of Buddhist monks (Vinaya) may now be reconsidered in order to deal with some of the assumptions concerning the legal nature of these rules and to provide a focus on how Vinaya texts may have actually operated in practice. Malcolm Voyce utilizes the work of Foucault and his notions of 'power' and 'subjectivity' in three ways. First, he examines The Buddha's role as a lawmaker to show how Buddhist texts were a form of lawmaking that had a diffused and lateral conception of authority. While lawmakers in some religious groups may be seen as authoritative, in the sense that leaders or founders were coercive or charismatic, the Buddhist concept of authority allows for a degree of freedom for the individual to shape or form themselves. Second, he shows that the confession ritual acted as a disciplinary measure to develop a unique sense of collective governance based on self regulation, self-governance and self-discipline. Third, he argues that while the Vinaya has been seen by some as a code or form of regulation that required obedience, the Vinaya had a double nature in that its rules could be transgressed and that offenders could be dealt with appropriately in particular situations. Voyce shows that the Vinaya was not an independent legal system, but that it was dependent on the Dharmaśāstra for some of its jurisprudential needs, and that it was not a form of customary law in the strict sense, but a wider system of jurisprudence linked to Dharmaśāstra principles and precepts.


Pure Land In The Making

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Author: Allison J. Truitt
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295748486
Size: 58.38 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Pure Land In The Making

by Allison J. Truitt, Pure Land In The Making Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Pure Land In The Making books, Since the 1970s, tens of thousands of Vietnamese immigrants have settled in Louisiana, Florida, and other Gulf Coast states, rebuilding lives that were upended by the wars in Indochina. For many, their faith has been an essential source of community and hope. But how have their experiences as migrants influenced their religious practices and interpretations of Buddhist tenets? And how has organized religion shaped their understanding of what it means to be Vietnamese in the United States? This ethnographic study follows the monks and lay members of temples in the Gulf Coast region who practice Pure Land Buddhism, which is prevalent in East Asia but in the United States is less familiar than forms such as Zen. By treating the temple as a site to be made and remade, Vietnamese Americans have developed approaches that sometimes contradict fundamental Buddhist principles of nonattachment. This book considers the adaptation of Buddhist practices to fit American cultural contexts, from temple fundraising drives to the rebranding of the Vu Lan festival as Vietnamese Mother’s Day. It also reveals the vital role these faith communities have played in helping Vietnamese Americans navigate challenges from racial discrimination to Hurricane Katrina.


Constitutions And Religion

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Author: Susanna Mancini
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786439298
Size: 47.89 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Constitutions And Religion

by Susanna Mancini, Constitutions And Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Constitutions And Religion books, Constitutions and Religion is the first major reference work in the emerging field of comparative constitutional law and religion. It offers a nuanced array of perspectives on various models for the treatment of religion in domestic and supranational legal orders.


Birth In Buddhism

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Author: Amy Paris Langenberg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315512521
Size: 55.59 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Birth In Buddhism

by Amy Paris Langenberg, Birth In Buddhism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Birth In Buddhism books, Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of feminism. In fact, many ordained Buddhist women say they seek higher ordination so that they might be better Buddhist practitioners, not for the sake of gender equality. Eschewing the backward projection of secular liberal feminist categories, this book describes the basic features of the Buddhist discourse of the female body, held more or less in common across sectarian lines, and still pertinent to ordained Buddhist women today. The textual focus of the study is an early-first-millennium Sanskrit Buddhist work, "Descent into the Womb scripture" or Garbhāvakrānti-sūtra. Drawing out the implications of this text, the author offers innovative arguments about the significance of childbirth and fertility in Buddhism, namely that birth is a master metaphor in Indian Buddhism; that Buddhist gender constructions are centrally shaped by Buddhist birth discourse; and that, by undermining the religious importance of female fertility, the Buddhist construction of an inauspicious, chronically impure, and disgusting femininity constituted a portal to a new, liberated, feminine life for Buddhist monastic women. Thus, this study of the Buddhist discourse of birth is also a genealogy of gender in middle period Indian Buddhism. Offering a new critical perspective on the issues of gender, bodies and suffering, this book will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience, including researchers in the field of Buddhism, South Asian history and religion, gender and religion, theory and method in the study of religion, and Buddhist medicine.


Buddhism And Transgression

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Author: Adrian Konik
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004178759
Size: 28.85 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 191
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Buddhism And Transgression

by Adrian Konik, Buddhism And Transgression Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Buddhism And Transgression books, If Buddhism is to remain relevant to the contemporary era, through providing effective solutions to the proliferating and protean discursive problems encountered by its present-day practitioners, it cannot continue to ignore the role of discourse in the formation of subjectivity. In the interest of problematizing such ignorance, this book explores the potential interface between Foucaultian discourse analysis and the development of an indigenous rationale for the practice of contemporary Western Buddhism, along with the growing significance of such a rationale for traditional Buddhism in an era dominated by disciplinary/bio-power. Through doing so, this book radically re-conceptualizes the role of Buddhism in the world today by linking Buddhist practice with acts of discursive transgression.


Buddhism And Iconoclasm In East Asia

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Author: Fabio Rambelli
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441199020
Size: 71.39 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Buddhism And Iconoclasm In East Asia

by Fabio Rambelli, Buddhism And Iconoclasm In East Asia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Buddhism And Iconoclasm In East Asia books, This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in East Asia, which remains a vast and still largely unexplored field of inquiry. Material objects are extremely important not just for Buddhist practice, but also for the conceptualization of Buddhist doctrines; yet, Buddhism developed ambivalent attitudes towards such need for objects, and an awareness that even the most sacred objects could be destroyed. After outlining Buddhist attitudes towards materiality and its vulnerability, the authors propose a different and more inclusive definition of iconoclasm-a notion that is normally not employed in discussions of East Asian religions. Case studies of religious destruction in East Asia are presented, together with a new theoretical framework drawn from semiotics and cultural studies, to address more general issues related to cultural value, sacredness, and destruction, in an attempt to understand instances in which the status and the meaning of the sacred in any given culture is questioned, contested, and ultimately denied, and how religious institutions react to those challenges.


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Author: ميشيل فوكو
Publisher: Al Manhal
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Size: 56.47 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : ar
Pages : 424
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by ميشيل فوكو, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download books, يعتبر كتاب (الكلمات والأشياء) ليس أهم ما كتب ميشيل فوكو وعبر عن فلسفته فحسب، ولكنه كذلك أفضل شاهد على قدرة العقل في إعادة اكتشاف أنظمته المعرفية، ومراجعتها لأول مرة في تاريخ الفلسفة الحديثة خارج الأطر الإيديولوجية التي اعتادت أن تقنعها وتستخدمها. وهو الكتاب الذي يشكل في تحولات الفكر الغربي الراهنة مرجعًا أساسيًّا لفلسفة الحداثة وعَقْلنة قطائعها التاريخية الرئيسية، وصولًا إلى ما يتجاوزها هي بالذات نحو ما يسمى اليوم بالحداثة البعدية، أو بما بعد الحداثة. إن ترجمة هذا الكتاب إلى العربية في حد ذاته، يمد الثقافة العربية بمفاتيح لكشف أسرار العقل الغربي، ومنعطفات قطائعه الرئيسية التي شكلت السر الأعمق لما يُسمى بمعجزة التفوق الغربي. ودراسة العقل لوسائله المعرفية، وتقييمها، فضلًا عن كونها امتياز الحضارة الأعلى وشاهدَها الأمثل على حيويتها وقدرتها على الاحتفاظ بقدرات النهوض وتجديدها. فإنها في الوقت ذاته تجعل من الحداثة، ليس مجرد حالة تأريخية طارئة، بقدر ما هي كينونة مستمرة، ومفاجئة لوعودها بالذات. ترجمة فوكو إلى العربية مساهمة صعبة في تغيير مصطلح القراءة والكتابة، وآليات المعرفة العلمية الشائعة، كما فعل كتاب (الكلمات والأشياء) عند ظهوره في لغته الأصلية. والجهد الذي يتطلبه فهمه ومؤالفته، جهد حقيقي في تغيير عادات العقل العربي. وشروع في ممارسة ما هو الأصعب والحقيقي في مصطلح الحداثة، وتحويله من شعار شبه سياسي، إلى ممارسة العقل ذاته.


The Red Thread

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Author: Bernard Faure
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400822607
Size: 57.84 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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The Red Thread

by Bernard Faure, The Red Thread Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Red Thread books, Is there a Buddhist discourse on sex? In this innovative study, Bernard Faure reveals Buddhism's paradoxical attitudes toward sexuality. His remarkably broad range covers the entire geography of this religion, and its long evolution from the time of its founder, Xvkyamuni, to the premodern age. The author's anthropological approach uncovers the inherent discrepancies between the normative teachings of Buddhism and what its followers practice. Framing his discussion on some of the most prominent Western thinkers of sexuality--Georges Bataille and Michel Foucault--Faure draws from different reservoirs of writings, such as the orthodox and heterodox "doctrines" of Buddhism, and its monastic codes. Virtually untapped mythological as well as legal sources are also used. The dialectics inherent in Mahvyvna Buddhism, in particular in the Tantric and Chan/Zen traditions, seemed to allow for greater laxity and even encouraged breaking of taboos. Faure also offers a history of Buddhist monastic life, which has been buffeted by anticlerical attitudes, and by attempts to regulate sexual behavior from both within and beyond the monastery. In two chapters devoted to Buddhist homosexuality, he examines the way in which this sexual behavior was simultaneously condemned and idealized in medieval Japan. This book will appeal especially to those interested in the cultural history of Buddhism and in premodern Japanese culture. But the story of how one of the world's oldest religions has faced one of life's greatest problems makes fascinating reading for all.


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Author: Edward Wadie Said
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ISBN: 9789776174214
Size: 55.54 MB
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Category : East and West
Languages : ar
Pages : 560
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Author: فوكو، ميشيل،
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ISBN: 9789953681177
Size: 59.26 MB
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Category : Mental illness
Languages : ar
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