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The Resource Becoming the Buddha : the ritual of image consecration in Thailand, Donald K. Swearer

Becoming the Buddha : the ritual of image consecration in Thailand, Donald K. Swearer

Label
Becoming the Buddha : the ritual of image consecration in Thailand
Title
Becoming the Buddha
Title remainder
the ritual of image consecration in Thailand
Statement of responsibility
Donald K. Swearer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Becoming the Buddha is the first book-length study of a key ritual of Buddhist practice in Asia: the consecration of a Buddha image or "new Buddha," a ceremony by which the Buddha becomes present or alive. Through a richly detailed, accessible exploration of this ritual in northern Thailand, an exploration that stands apart from standard text-based or anthropological approaches, Donald Swearer makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Buddha image, its role in Buddhist devotional life, and its relationship to the veneration of Buddha relics. Blending ethnography, analysis, and Buddhist texts related to this mimetic reenactment of the night of the Buddha's enlightenment, he demonstrates that the image becomes the Buddha's surrogate by being invested with the Buddha's story and charged with the extraordinary power of Buddhahood. The process by which this transformation occurs through chant, sermon, meditation, and the presence of charismatic monks is at the heart of this book."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swearer, Donald K.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Buddhisms
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddha
  • Buddha
  • Abhiṣeka (Buddhist rite)
  • Buddhism
  • Theravāda Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • Abhiṣeka (Buddhist rite)
  • Buddhism
  • Thailand
  • Bild
  • Weihe
  • Thailand
  • Riten
  • Boeddhisme
Label
Becoming the Buddha : the ritual of image consecration in Thailand, Donald K. Swearer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Instructing the Image
  • Ch. 6.
  • Empowering the Image
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Body of the Buddha: Popular Buddhism and Buddhological Theory
  • Ch. 8.
  • Consecration Traditions in Other Buddhist Cultures: Reassessing the Buddhabhiseka
  • Epilogue: If You Meet the Buddha, Kill Him!
  • Glossary of Selected Pali and Thai Terms
  • Ch. 1.
  • Buddha and Buddha Image
  • Ch. 2.
  • Meeting the Buddha: Temple, Image, and Relic
  • Ch. 3.
  • Constructing a Buddha Image
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Ritual: Opening the Eyes of the Buddha
Control code
on1176566432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691216027
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv132j5gc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1176566432
Label
Becoming the Buddha : the ritual of image consecration in Thailand, Donald K. Swearer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Instructing the Image
  • Ch. 6.
  • Empowering the Image
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Body of the Buddha: Popular Buddhism and Buddhological Theory
  • Ch. 8.
  • Consecration Traditions in Other Buddhist Cultures: Reassessing the Buddhabhiseka
  • Epilogue: If You Meet the Buddha, Kill Him!
  • Glossary of Selected Pali and Thai Terms
  • Ch. 1.
  • Buddha and Buddha Image
  • Ch. 2.
  • Meeting the Buddha: Temple, Image, and Relic
  • Ch. 3.
  • Constructing a Buddha Image
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Ritual: Opening the Eyes of the Buddha
Control code
on1176566432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691216027
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv132j5gc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1176566432

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