What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

The Buddha as Satirist; Brahmin Terms as Social Metaphors

What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

Richard Gombrich
Oxford University

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Buddhist popular literature regularly presents brahmins in a most unfavourable light. The Vessantara Jåtaka,1 the account of the Buddhaís last birth on earth before this final one, is probably the best-known story in the entire Theravada tradition, and has been important in other Buddhist traditions too.

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Gombrich, Richard. The Buddha as Satirist; Brahmin Terms as Social Metaphors. What the Buddha Thought. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 180 - 192 Aug 2009. ISBN 9781845536145. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19112. Date accessed: 18 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19112. Aug 2009

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