Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

15. Yaśodharā in Jātakas

Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

Sarah Shaw [+-]
University of Oxford
Sarah Shaw is a Member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies.

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This paper discusses the role of the Buddha’s wife, Yasodharā/Rāhulamātā, in Pāli Jātakas. Noting her continued popularity in South and Southeast Asian Buddhism, it considers her path to liberation seen as a composite whole, through many lifetimes, and considers some of the literary implications of this multiple depiction. The intention of this paper is to initiate more discussion about this figure as a sympathetic and central presence in Southern Buddhist text and practice.

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Shaw, Sarah. 15. Yaśodharā in Jātakas. Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 287-304 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781798928. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33399. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33399. Oct 2019

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