Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monacticisms

By: Shayne Clarke

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About the Book Scholarly and popular consensus has painted a picture of Indian Buddhist monasticism in which monks and nuns severed all ties with their families when they left home for the religious life. In this view, monks and nuns remained celibate, and those who faltered in their “vows” of monastic celibacy were immediately and irrevocably expelled from the Buddhist Order. This romanticized image is based largely on the ascetic rhetoric of texts such as the Rhinoceros Horn Sutra. Through a study of Indian Buddhist law codes(vinaya), Shayne Clarke dehorns the rhinoceros, revealing that in their own legal narratives, far from renouncing familial ties, Indian Buddhist writers take for granted the fact that monks and nuns would remain in contact with their families. Printed Pages: 296

Title: Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monacticisms

Author Name: Shayne Clarke

Categories: Buddhism, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789381406359

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202088

Keywords: Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monacticisms Shayne Clarke