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Bronkhorst, J (2012). Buddhism and Sacrifice. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 66(1):7-17.
This paper deals with the theme of giving away the body or parts of it. This theme is frequent in Buddhist literature, but also finds expression in the real life custom, attested in India and more so in China, of burning one’s own body as an act of religious fervour. The paper studies the potential link of this theme with the Vedic sacrificial tradition, and comes to the conclusion that there is no such link.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 66 (2012) > 1|
|DDC:||950 History of Asia|
|Deposited On:||04 Jun 2012 15:05|
|Last Modified:||25 Nov 2012 18:45|
|Publisher:||Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang|
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