Laura Desmond

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  • Andy Rotman, Shrikant Bahulkar, +10 authors Christopher Pinney
  • 2007
The collection of Indian Buddhist narratives known as the Divyävadäna posits that there is a class of objects whose sight leads to the arising of prasäda in the viewer and that this mental state of prasäda leads the viewer to make an offering. In this article, I first describe the mechanics of prasäda—why it arises, in whom it arises, and the consequences(More)
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