Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Virtuous BodiesThe Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 October 2019

 Ripening Living Beings

 Ripening Living Beings

Chapter:
(p.37) 3 Ripening Living Beings
Source:
Virtuous Bodies
Author(s):

Susanne Mrozik (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0003

This chapter investigates how bodhisattvas use their bodies to transform other living beings in physical and moral ways. In doing so, it looks at a common Buddhist metaphor used to describe the impact bodhisattvas have on living beings. Bodhisattvas are said to “ripen” (paripac-) living beings. In Buddhist literature, “ripening” is a metaphor for ethical and spiritual maturation. Although bodhisattvas can ripen living beings in a variety of ways, the Compendium of Training is especially interested in how they do so with their bodies. It teaches bodhisattvas how to cultivate, in present and future lifetimes, bodies that are capable of transforming living beings in physical and moral ways.

Keywords:   Compendium of Training, bodhisattvas, ripen, living beings

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .