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By Liz Wilson

A wide-ranging exploration of Buddhism and family members in Asia--from organic households to households created in monasteries.

The Buddha left his domestic and kinfolk and enjoined his fans to move forth and “become homeless.” With a historically celibate clergy, Asian Buddhism is frequently considered as a world-renouncing faith inimical to kin existence. This edited quantity counters this view, displaying how Asian Buddhists in a variety of ancient and geographical conditions relate as relations to their organic households and to the spiritual households they subscribe to. utilizing modern and ancient case reports in addition to textual examples, members discover how Asian Buddhists invoke family members ties within the intentional groups they convey and use them to set up non secular authority and safeguard non secular privilege. The language of relatives and lineage emerges as principal to a number of South and East Asian Buddhist contexts. With an interdisciplinary, Pan-Asian technique, Family in Buddhism demanding situations got knowledge in non secular stories and gives new how one can take into consideration relatives and society.

“Wilson … frames the items with an creation that successfully grounds their really good and infrequently esoteric focuses. This paintings is most fitted for complex undergraduates and graduate scholars studying to imagine outdoor the field of conventional scholarship and methodologies.” — CHOICE

Liz Wilson is Professor of Comparative faith at Miami collage in Ohio. She is the editor of The dwelling and the lifeless: Social Dimensions of demise in South Asian Religions, additionally released via SUNY Press, and the writer of Charming Cadavers: bad Figurations of the female in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature.

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