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Virtuous BodiesThe Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics$
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Susanne Mrozik

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.001.0001

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 The Vital Points of the Bodhisattva Discipline

 The Vital Points of the Bodhisattva Discipline

(p.19) 2 The Vital Points of the Bodhisattva Discipline
Virtuous Bodies

Susanne Mrozik (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter outlines what the Compendium of Training calls the “vital points” of the bodhisattva discipline, demonstrating the centrality of body to the bodhisattva ideal. It includes an analysis of the text's Sanskrit vocabulary for body as well as consideration of what the concept of body meant to a medieval Indian Buddhist audience.

Keywords:   Compendium of Training, body, bodied being, vital points, bodhisattva ideal, Indian Buddhists

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