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By Gregory Schopen

From the Preface "The current quantity offers a vital beginning for a social heritage of Indian Buddhist monasticism. difficult the preferred stereotype that represented the buildup of benefit because the area of the layperson whereas clergymen involved themselves with extra refined geographical regions of doctrine and meditation, Professor Schopen problematizes many assumptions in regards to the lay-monastic contrast through demonstrating that clergymen and nuns, either the scholastic elites and the fewer discovered, participated actively in a variety of ritual practices and associations that experience heretofore been judged 'popular,' from the buildup and move of benefit; to the care of deceased relatives;.... Taken jointly, the experiences contained during this quantity symbolize the root for a brand new historiography of Buddhism, not just for his or her critique of the various idees recues of Buddhist experiences yet for the compelling connections they draw among it appears disparate details." --Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

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