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Author: Ranjini Obeyesekere
ISBN13: 978-1438428277
Title: Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva: The Sinhala Yasodharavata (The Story of Yasodhara) and the Sinhala Yasodharapadanaya (The Sacred Biography of Yasodhara)
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Publisher: SUNY Press (September 24, 2009)
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Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva: The Sinhala Yasodharavata (The Story of Yasodhara) and the Sinhala Yasodharapadanaya (The Sacred Biography of Yasodhara) by Ranjini Obeyesekere



As I suspected, Yasodharā, the Wife of the Bōdhisattva, is not a light read. This book will be really popular with those already familiar with SUNY Press’ challenging and progressive publications, but will probably never touch the trade market.

Yasodharā, the wife of the Bōdhisattva : the Sinhala Yasodharāvata (the story of Yasodharā) and the Sinhala Yasodharāpadānaya (the sacred biography of Yasodharā), Ranjini Obeyesekere. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. The Sinhala Yasodharāpadānaya12 is a much expanded twelfth or thirteenth cen-tury version of the Pali Yasodharāpadāna. This text too deals with the events. 11. John S. Strong, A Family Quest: The Buddha, Yasodharā and Rāhula in the Mūlasarvastivāda Vinaya. Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and South-east Asia, ed.

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In this book, Ranjini Obeyesekere offers a translation of two works from Sri Lanka on this intriguing figure. The Yasodharaμvata (The Story of Yasodharaμ) is a folk poem, whose best-known verses are Yasodharaμ’s lament over the departure of her husband.

The Yasodharāvata (The Story of Yasodharā) is a folk poem, whose best-known verses are Yasodharā’s lament over the departure of her husband. The translations are fluid, appealing, and quite readable. This book illuminates the ‘shadows’ that obscured Yasodharā from the modernist, essentialized telling of the Buddha story, thereby enriching the growing genre of narratives of women in Buddhism.

Yasodhara, the Wife of the Bodhisattva: The Sinhala Yasodharavata (The Story of Yasodhara) and the Sinhala Yasodharapadanaya (The Sacred Biography of Yasodhara). Moving then to a section of the book with articles that are firmly rooted in continental Europe and its constitutional traditions, Rainer Arnold analyses the idea of closer cooperation in some depth. This idea used to attract a lot of interest from EU scholars and also politicians until very recently, but its future fate may have something to do with what will happen with the EU constitution; should it fail, the possibility for certain states to move ahead on their own with further integration may seem very attractive, but at the same time it is.

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Morrell's painstakingly pieced-together biography of Muju Ichien himself is a gem of academic care, and his reconstruction of Muju's medieval Japanese Buddhist worldview reliably and succinctly encapsulates and clarifies a complex matrix of material all too easily muddled or else all too conveniently if unhelpfully ignored. Several useful appendices also address Muju's two very different Tokugawa-era biographers, Muju's interweaving web of Buddhist affiliations, and his situatedness within the social context of what is now present-day Nagoya

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Translations of two works from Sri Lanka on Yasodharā, the wife of the Buddha―an allusive and intriguing figure in Buddhist lore and literature.