Buddhist Monks and Business Matters: Still More Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India

Buddhist Monks and Business Matters: Still More Papers on Monastic Buddhism in India

by Gregory Schopen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824825470

ISBN-13: 9780824825478

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824825478
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Studies in the Buddhist Traditions
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxiii
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 India19
III.Doing Business for the Lord: Lending on Interest and Written Loan Contracts in the Mulasarvastivada-vinaya45
IV.Deaths, Funerals, and the Division of Property in a Monastic Code91
V.Dead Monks and Bad Debts: Some Provisions of a Buddhist Monastic Inheritance Law122
VI.Monastic Law Meets the Real World: A Monk's Continuing Right to Inherit Family Property in Classical India170
VII.The Monastic Ownership of Servants or Slaves: Local and Legal Factors in the Redactional History of Two Vinayas193
VIII.The Lay Ownership of Monasteries and the Role of the Monk in Mulasarvastivadin Monasticism219
IX.Marking Time in Buddhist Monasteries: On Calendars, Clocks, and Some Liturgical Practices260
X.Ritual Rights and Bones of Contention: More on Monastic Funerals and Relics in the Mulasarvastivada-vinaya285
XI.The Suppression of Nuns and the Ritual Murder of Their Special Dead in Two Buddhist Monastic Codes329
XII.Immigrant Monks and the Protohistorical Dead: The Buddhist Occupation of Early Burial Sites in India360
XIII.What's in a Name: The Religious Function of the Early Donative Inscriptions382
XIV.If You Can't Remember, How to Make It Up: Some Monastic Rules for Redacting Canonical Texts395
Index of Archaeological Sites of Texts409
Index of Texts411
Index of Subjects415

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