Buddhist Monks And Business Matters

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Schopen (East Asian languages and cultures, U. of California-Los Angeles) provides a second collection of essays, all but one of the 14 published in various places between 1994 and 2001. Among the topics he explores are lending on interest, dead monks and bad debts, the monastic ownership of servants or slaves, and the Buddhist occupation of early burial sites in India. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824827748
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: Studies in the Buddhist Traditions
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Good Monk and His Money in a Buddhist Monasticism of "the Mahayana Period" 1
II Art, Beauty, and the Business of Running a Buddhist Monastery in Early Northwest India 19
III Doing Business for the Lord: Lending on Interest and Written Loan Contracts in the Mulasarvastivada-vinaya 45
IV Deaths, Funerals, and the Division of Property in a Monastic Code 91
V Dead Monks and Bad Debts: Some Provisions of a Buddhist Monastic Inheritance Law 122
VI Monastic Law Meets the Real World: A Monk's Continuing Right to Inherit Family Property in Classical India 170
VII The Monastic Ownership of Servants or Slaves: Local and Legal Factors in the Redactional History of Two Vinayas 193
VIII The Lay Ownership of Monasteries and the Role of the Monk in Mulasarvastivadin Monasticism 219
IX Marking Time in Buddhist Monasteries: On Calendars, Clocks, and Some Liturgical Practices 260
X Ritual Rights and Bones of Contention: More on Monastic Funerals and Relics in the Mulasarvastivada-vinaya 285
XI The Suppression of Nuns and the Ritual Murder of Their Special Dead in Two Buddhist Monastic Codes 329
XII Immigrant Monks and the Protohistorical Dead: The Buddhist Occupation of Early Burial Sites in India 360
XIII What's in a Name: The Religious Function of the Early Donative Inscriptions 382
XIV If You Can't Remember, How to Make It Up: Some Monastic Rules for Redacting Canonical Texts 395
Index of Archaeological Sites of Texts 409
Index of Texts 411
Index of Subjects 415
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