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Relics, Statues, and Predictions Interpreting an Apocryphal Sermon of Lord Buddha in Arakan

  title={Relics, Statues, and Predictions Interpreting an Apocryphal Sermon of Lord Buddha in Arakan},
  author={Jacques P. Leider},
  journal={Asian Ethnology},
  • J. Leider
  • Published 2009
  • Linguistics
  • Asian Ethnology
This article presents an apocryphal Buddhist text that contains a speech of the Buddha listing the relics linked to his former existences in Arakan, as well as prophecies regarding the historical succession of kings. Looking at various aspects such as the geographical distribution of the relics and the typically Buddhist representation of kingship, the author argues that the text can best be understood in the eighteenth-century context of the political decline of the Arakanese kingdom. As this… 

The Murray Manuscripts and Buddhist Dhammasattha Literature Transmitted in Chittagong and Arakan

Very litt le is known about the nature of Buddhist literary culture in pre-modern Arakan. Inscriptions dated to the second half of the fi rst millennium C.E. testify to the use of Pali as a language

India beyond the Ganges: Defining Arakanese Buddhism in Persianate colonial Bengal

In the late eighteenth century a Scotsman returned from Bengal with one of the largest private libraries of Persian texts collected in the Subcontinent. Among those manuscripts were several volumes

Connected and Local Histories of Arakan: New Textual and Epigraphic Studies: Introduction

Scholarship has long att ended to the connected histories of sociocultural domains bordering the Bay of Bengal and the important role played by spaces within Arakan (Rakhine) in preand early-modern

Facts and Fiction: The Myth of Suvaṇṇabhūmi Through the Thai and Burmese Looking Glass

  • Nicolas Revire
  • History
    TRaNS: Trans -Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia
  • 2018
Abstract Most scholars think that the generic name ‘Golden Land’ (Sanskrit, Suvarṇabhūmi; Pali, Suvaṇṇabhūmi) was first used by Indian traders as a vague designation for an extensive region beyond

The Rohingya of Myanmar: theoretical significance of the minority status

ABSTRACT The Rohingya of Myanmar have been experiencing a range of human rights violations including state-sponsored genocide and ethnic cleansing. Many argue that the genesis of the crisis lies in

Muslims in Thailand and Burma

Monastic Governmentality, Colonial Misogyny, and Postcolonial Amnesia in South Asia

Between the second and the eighteenth century CE, a form of political society located in the household was that of an eminent or skilled teacher and his coresidential disciple or student. I call this



Theravada Buddhism: A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

Acknowledgements and Recommendations for Further Reading 1. Introduction 2. Gotama Buddha's Problem Situation 3. The Buddha's Dhamma 4. The Sangha's Discipline 5. The Accomodation between Buddhism

Relics, Ritual, and Representation in Buddhism: Rematerializing the Sri Lankan Theravada Tradition

Acknowledgments List of abbreviations 1. Orientations 2. Buddhist relic veneration in India 3. Relics and the establishment of the Buddhist sasana in Sri Lanka 4. Paradigms of presence 5. Ritual and

Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-Century Lankan Monastic Culture

Author's Note viii Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xi Chapter One: "Destroying the Thick Darkness of Wrong Beliefs" 3 Chapter Two: Contextualizing Monasticism 23 Chapter Three: Marks of Distinction

The legend of King Aśoka : a study and translation of the Aśokāvadāna

An English translation of the "Asokavadana" text, the Sanskrit version of the legend of King Asoka. King Asoka had been studied in the West primarily from his edicts and rock inscriptions in many

Textures of time : writing history in South India 1600-1800

Adding in Dragon Textures | DragonFire Wiki | Fandom 1.9 Step 8) Move the textures you want to add, into the folder that is named relative to the texture: 1.10 Step 9) Open the .json file in the

A guide to Mahamuni

Thamaìng htè ma Mrauk U hpayà zeidi pahtò myà nhyint é làn nyunt [Historical pagodas of Mrauk-U and guide for the visitor]. Yangon: Middle Line/Yonkyi-sape

  • 2005

Mrauk U myó hpayà thamaìng [History of the pagodas of Mrauk-U

  • 1940

Mrauk U myó thin-shà thàw hpayà myà thamaìng akhyìn nyint hpayà phùlàn nywúnt [Short history of the famous pagodas of Mrauk-U and guide for the pilgrim]. Part 1. Yangon: Ngwepadesa

  • 1987