Second Decade (Stories 11-20)

Many Buddhas, One Buddha - A Study and Translation of Avadānaśataka 1-40 - Naomi Appleton

Naomi Appleton [+-]
University of Edinburgh
Naomi Appleton is Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions at the University of Edinburgh. Her primary research interest is the role of narrative in early South Asian religions. She is the author of Jātaka Stories in Theravāda Buddhism (Ashgate, 2010), Narrating Karma and Rebirth: Buddhist and Jain Multi-Life Stories (CUP 2014) and Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative (Routledge 2017) as well as a number of articles on Buddhist and Jain narrative.

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The second decade stories each tell of Śākyamuni Buddha-to-be serving a buddha of the distant past. Although these stories of the past are fairly formulaic, there is more variety in the frame narratives, and the emphasis is on the experiences of Śākyamuni in his final (and, in narrative terms, current) lifetime, and how these are explained by past devotional encounters.

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Appleton, Naomi. Second Decade (Stories 11-20). Many Buddhas, One Buddha - A Study and Translation of Avadānaśataka 1-40. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Apr 2020. ISBN 9781781798973. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38350. Date accessed: 14 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38350. Apr 2020

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