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The dog-duty ascetic: the politics of action in modern Burma and the Pali Canon

Fuller, Paul 2013. The dog-duty ascetic: the politics of action in modern Burma and the Pali Canon. Thai International Journal of Buddhist Studies IV (2556) , pp. 97-116.

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Abstract

In the Kukkuravatika-sutta we fi nd two ascetics, the dog duty ascetic (go-vatika) and the ox duty ascetic (kukkura-vatika). They both strive for liberation by adopting the behavior of a dog or an ox. This article examines the kammic consequences of such practices in the light of the Buddha’s advice to both ascetics. The notion of kamma as presented in this discourse suggests a complexity that popular descriptions often ignore. It will also make comparisons between animal like behavior and their kammic consequences in the Pali Nik

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
ISSN: 2286-8348
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 October 2016
Date of Acceptance: 2014
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 22:07
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/95250

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