Rediscovering the Buddha : legends of the Buddha and their interpretation / Hans H. Penner.
By: Penner, Hans H.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: xii, 260 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195385823 (alk. paper); 0195385829 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Gautama Buddha | Religious biography -- India
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -233) and index.
Cosmology and the great declaration -- The perfection of giving -- The birth and early life of Gotama -- Flight from the palace -- Enlightenment and liberation -- The Buddha begins to teach -- The Buddha becomes a wonder-worker -- The Buddha meets a king and two brilliant ascetics -- Rules, rules, and more rules -- The Buddha goes home -- The Buddha receives a gift and befriends a king -- Meeting a murderer, a visit home, and a quick trip to heaven -- Devadatta attempts to kill the Buddha -- The buddha’s last days -- Once the buddha was a universal monarch -- The last watch and the funeral -- The quest for the historical Buddha -- The cosmological structure -- The legends as rites of passage -- The great agent : universal monarchs and Buddhas -- The gift, the renouncer, and the householder.