Freedom to Differ

Freedom to Differ

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The Buddhist monk AshvaAmghosha composed Life of the Buddha in the first or second century CE probably in AyA³dhya. This is the earliest surviving text of the Sanskrit literary genre called kavya and probably provided models for KaliAmdasa's more famous works. The most poignant scenes on the path to his Awakening are when the young prince SiddhAirtha, the future Buddha, is confronted by the reality of sickness, old age, and death, while seduced by the charms of the women employed to keep him at home. A poet of the highest order, AshvaAmghosha's aim is not entertainment but instruction, presenting the Buddha's teaching as the culmination of the Brahmanical tradition. His wonderful descriptions of the bodies of courtesans are ultimately meant to show the transience of beauty. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.orgII; civil discriminaa€“ tion suit, 2, 88, 89, IoS, II.3, II7, II8, 126-127, 137; compared with Achtenberg nomination, 87a€“88, IOI; military board ... 4 Christian Action Network, 53 Civil Rights movement, 15, 19, 78 Civil rights strategies: in Achtenberg debate, 41-43, 46, 47a€“59, 73, ... See Defense Department Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM): removal of homosexuality from , 92 Directive onanbsp;...


Title:Freedom to Differ
Author: Diane Helene Miller
Publisher:NYU Press - 1998-08-01
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