Making Merit in Modern Myanmar
This chapter begins with a study of how the Vinaya (“Book of Discipline”) recounts the origins of ritually gifting robes to members of the sangha annually. It then proceeds to an account about how this ritual became the most important season of giving for the laity to the sangha in contemporary Burma. It discusses in depth the manner in which the heavy-handed presence of the Burmese military junta has impacted public ritual gift-giving.
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