Buddhism and the Family

@article{Wilson2014BuddhismAT,
  title={Buddhism and the Family},
  author={Liz Wilson},
  journal={The Ghost Festival in Medieval China},
  year={2014}
}
  • L. Wilson
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Art
  • The Ghost Festival in Medieval China
The received wisdom about Buddhism depicts it as an otherworldly religion that values the solitary monk or nun and devalues family life and the social world in general. Recent scholarship, however, reveals evidence that this picture is seriously flawed. Yes, there are many seminal Buddhist texts that suggest that monastics should destroy familial ties to whatever extent is possible. But there are many other texts, as well as inscriptions and other forms of material culture such as art and… 

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