Buddhism and the Spirit Cults in North-East Thailand

  title={Buddhism and the Spirit Cults in North-East Thailand},
  author={Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah},
1. Introduction: the particular and the general 2. The stage and its setting 3. Cosmology 4. Primary village concepts 5. The institution of monkhood in historical perspective 6. The rules of conduct for monks, novices, and laymen 7. The phases of monkhood 8. The monastic routine and its rewards 9. The ideology of merit 10. The cycle of collective wat rites and the agricultural calendar 11. Death, mortuary rites, and the path to rebirth 12. Liberation through hearing: the sacred words of the… 
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