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dc.contributor.authorHeirman, Ann
dc.contributor.authorTorck, Mathieu
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-09 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:48:39Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:48:39Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier466590
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33493
dc.description.abstractBuddhist monasteries, in both Ancient India and China, have played a crucial social role, for religious as well as for lay people. They rightfully attract the attention of many scholars, discussing historical backgrounds, institutional networks, or influential masters. Still, some aspects of monastic life have not yet received the attention they deserve. This book therefore aims to study some of the most essential, but often overlooked, issues of Buddhist life: namely, practices and objects of bodily care. For monastic authors, bodily care primarily involves bathing, washing, cleaning, shaving and trimming the nails, activities of everyday life that are performed by lay people and monastics alike. In this sense, they are all highly recognizable and, while structuring monastic life, equally provide a potential bridge between two worlds that are constantly interacting with each other: monastic people and their lay followers. Bodily practices might be viewed as relatively simple and elementary, but it is exactly through their triviality that they give us a clear insight into the structure and development of Buddhist monasteries. Over time, Buddhist monks and nuns have, through their painstaking effort into regulating bodily care, defined the identity of the Buddhist saṃgha, overtly displaying it to the laity.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1F Asia::1FK Indian sub-continent::1FKA India
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1F Asia::1FP East Asia, Far East::1FPC China
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::2 Language qualifiers::2A Indo-European languages::2AB English
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::3 Time periods qualifiers::3F c 500 CE to c 1000 CE
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::5 Interest age & special interest qualifiers::5A Interest age / level::5AX For emergent readers (adult)
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRE Buddhism::HREP Buddhist life & practice
dc.subject.otherindia
dc.subject.otherbodily care
dc.subject.otherbuddhism
dc.subject.otherchina
dc.subject.otherChinese language
dc.subject.otherHistory of China
dc.subject.otherMonastery
dc.subject.otherMonk
dc.subject.otherSangha
dc.subject.otherVinaya
dc.titleA Pure Mind in a Clean Body
dc.title.alternativeBodily Care in the Buddhist Monasteries of Ancient India and China
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_466590
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy76cb5309-2a30-44e7-bc8c-7892cd1fa38c
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAcademia Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.academiapress.be/nl
oapen.pages194
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Buddhism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism; China - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China; Chinese language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_language; History of China - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_China; Monastery - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery; Monk - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk; Sangha - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangha; Vinaya - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinaya


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