Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

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Virtuous Bodies breaks new ground in the field of Buddhist ethics by investigating the diverse roles bodies play in ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus Buddhist literature contains descriptions of living beings that stink with sin, are disfigured by vices, or are perfumed and adorned with virtues. Taking an influential early medieval Indian Mah=ay=ana Buddhist text-'S=antideva's Compendium of Training ('Sik, s=asamuccaya) -as a case study, Susanne Mrozik ...

Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195305005

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