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Riven by LustIncest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography$
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Jonathan A. Silk

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830908

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.001.0001

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Dharmaruci in Other Sources

Dharmaruci in Other Sources

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(p.110) 12 Dharmaruci in Other Sources
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Riven by Lust
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Jonathan A. Silk

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0012

While Kṣemendra's telling of the Dharmarucy-avadāna in his Bodhisattvāvadānakalpalatā may be the only other known Sanskrit version of the story of Dharmaruci, this does not mean that this tale is otherwise absent from Indian Buddhist literature. In fact, stories quite similar to that in the Dharmarucy-avadāna appear more than once. This chapter considers these parallel versions in order to strengthen the argument that the Vibhāṣā's Mahādeva story relies on some version of the Dharmaruci story. Second, they will complicate the notion that there is one and only one way to view the relation between the two traditions of the Mahādeva and Dharmaruci tales. Finally, these stories, each with its own variations, will enable us to broaden our perspectives on the meaning of the overall story within an Indian context.

Keywords:   Dharmaruci, Indian Buddhist literature, Indian Buddhism, Mahādeva, Vibhāṣā

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