The Taming of the Demons

The Taming of the Demons

Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road.

Author: Jacob P. Dalton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300153927

Category: Religion

Page: 311

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The Taming of the Demons examines mythic and ritual themes of violence, demon taming, and blood sacrifice in Tibetan Buddhism. Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road. These ancient documents, it argues, demonstrate how this purportedly inactive period in Tibetan history was in fact crucial to the Tibetan assimilation of Buddhism, and particularly to the spread of violent themes from tantric Buddhism into Tibet at the local and the popular levels. Having shed light on this "dark age" of Tibetan history, the second half of the book turns to how, from the late tenth century onward, the period came to play a vital symbolic role in Tibet, as a violent historical "other" against which the Tibetan Buddhist tradition defined itself. -- Georges Dreyfus
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The Taming of the Demons

The Taming of the Demons

This book is the first English translation of the fourth volume of this sweeping literary work, with stories from after Gesar's coronation to the throne of Ling.

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Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 1611808960

Category: History

Page: 608

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A newly translated volume of the centuries-old spiritual epic of King Gesar. For centuries, the epic tale of Gesar of Ling has been told across Asia. This epic is a living oral tradition, performed widely by singers and bards and beloved especially in Tibet. Considered the longest single piece of literature in the world canon, the epic of Gesar chronicles the legend of King Gesar of Ling, a heroic figure known for his fearless leadership. The epic encompasses some 120 volumes and nearly 20 million words, and there are numerous versions across cultures. This book is the first English translation of the fourth volume of this sweeping literary work, with stories from after Gesar's coronation to the throne of Ling. This volume focuses on battles won and strategies applied, as the warrior-king Gesar fended off demons and liberated his foes. Though largely a violent account focused on his superhuman prowess in battle, this volume is rich with ethical proverbs that inform Tibetan culture to this day. A significant work of legend, the epic of Gesar is also a vital part of Tibetan Buddhism, as Gesar is said to have been chosen by celestial beings to restore order and destroy anti-Buddhist forces. The epic of Gesar is the cultural touchstone of Tibet, analogous to the Iliad or the Odyssey. While Book One covers Gesar's birth, youth, and rise to power, this volume recounts the martial victories and magical feats that made him a legendary figure to so many.
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Taming Demons

Taming Demons

Author: Jason Ananda Josephson

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105127121668

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Encounter

Encounter

Anthony Quinton THE TAMING OF THE DEMONS RT books , I am sure ,
encourage a lot of bad A habits , principally by debauching the mind with images
. This , no doubt , corresponds to the deadly sin of Luxury which attempts an
endless ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008350139

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Encounter

Encounter

Anthony Quinton THE TAMING OF THE DEMONS ART books , I am sure ,
encourage a lot of bad A habits , principally by debauching the mind with images
. This , no doubt , corresponds to the deadly sin of Luxury which attempts an
endless ...

Author: Stephen Spender

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019608287

Category: Culture

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Cutting Through Appearances

Cutting Through Appearances

Therefore [ from among the twelve deeds of a Buddha ] they consider that the
taming of the demons at twilight and the preceding deeds are performed when a
common being and that the three Bodhisattva paths of preparation , seeing , and
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015032961024

Category: Buddhism

Page: 359

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Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism

Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism

... liberation 2 Once Returner uninterrupted path Enterer to fruit of Once Returner
and Abider in fruit of LStream Winner ( first level ) Therefore ( from among the
twelve deeds of a Buddha ) they consider that the taming of the demons at
twilight ...

Author: Geshe Lhundup Sopa

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0394179056

Category: Buddhism

Page: 164

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Taming Demons for Beginners

Taming Demons for Beginners

Meet Robin Page: outcast sorceress, mythic history buff, unapologetic bookworm, and the last person you'd expect to command the rarest demon in the long history of summoning.

Author: Annette Marie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1988153360

Category: Guilds

Page: 360

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Meet Robin Page: outcast sorceress, mythic history buff, unapologetic bookworm, and the last person you'd expect to command the rarest demon in the long history of summoning. Though she holds his leash, this demon can't be controlled ... but can he be tamed?
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Sins and Sinners

Sins and Sinners

... the Buddhist justifications for compassionate violence, see Jacob p. Dalton,
The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism (new
haven: Yale university press, 2011), 23–43. 2 the Dunhuang manuscript in
question, ...

Author: Phyllis Granoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004229464

Category: Religion

Page: 387

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Sins and Sinners: Asian Perspectives brings together essays by leading scholars of Asian religions to explore the diversity of beliefs about sin and its remedies.
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The Buddha s Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles

The Buddha s Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles

See Ronald Davidson's excellent study, Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism
in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005);
and Jacob P. Dalton, The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in ...

Author: José Ignacio Cabezón

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199958627

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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This book is a study of the life and most important extant work of Rog Bande Sherab, also known as Rogben (1166-1244). Rogben devoted his life to collecting important textual cycles and meditation techniques. Rogben's most important work, The Lamp of the Teachings, cuts across the genres of history, doctrinal studies, and doxography. It is one of the earliest philosophically robust explanations of the 'nine vehicle' system of the Ancient or Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Indian Asceticism

Indian Asceticism

48. James B. Benn, Burning for the Buddha: SelfImmolation in Chinese
Buddhism, Studies in East Asian Buddhism 19 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii
Press, 2007), 7. 49. Jacob P. Dalton, The Taming of the Demons: Violence and
Liberation in ...

Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190266400

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Throughout the history of Indian religions, the ascetic figure is most closely identified with power. A by-product of the ascetic path, power is displayed in the ability to fly, walk on water or through dense objects, read minds, discern the former lives of others, see into the future, harm others, or simply levitate one's body. These tales give rise to questions about how power and violence are related to the phenomenon of play. Indian Asceticism focuses on the powers exhibited by ascetics of India from ancient to modern time. Carl Olson discusses the erotic, the demonic, the comic, and the miraculous forms of play and their connections to power and violence. He focuses on Hinduism, but evidence is also presented from Buddhism and Jainism, suggesting that the subject matter of this book pervades India's major indigenous religious traditions. The book includes a look at the extent to which findings in cognitive science can add to our understanding of these various powers; Olson argues that violence is built into the practice of the ascetic. Indian Asceticism culminates with an attempt to rethink the nature of power in a way that does justice to the literary evidence from Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain sources.
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Decorous Subversions in The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice

Decorous Subversions in The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice

... that patriarchal ideology constructs the dichotomy between the woman as
angel and the woman as demon . and the ... male and female characters and the
polarization of the women's identities as demons or angels account for the crucial
 ...

Author: Nabila Romdhane

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ISBN: IND:30000027609001

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Page: 272

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Fabulous Beasts and Demons

Fabulous Beasts and Demons

( 136 ) The taming of the unicorn by a woman and the rendering harmless of the
poisoned water are motifs which point unmistakably to India , the former being
also the basis of an episode in the Gilgamesh epic . Enkidu , living among the ...

Author: Heinz Adolf Mode

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: IND:39000005837435

Category: Animals in art

Page: 280

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The Taming of Demon Risk an Centenary Medalists Studies of Soil - Plant Water
Systems. Like some other demons , Risk seems to have as many faces as there
are potential problems . Risk does not prowl only the corridors of government ...

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ISBN: CHI:32328600

Category: Science

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The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons

The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons

Quelling these demons entailed taming a female sexuality that challenged
motherhood and the lineage, so Chen Jinggu's battles with demons pitted the
maternal role against the erotic female driven by her sexual urges, as in the case
of the ...

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Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295748368

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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The Lady of Linshui—the goddess of women, childbirth, and childhood—is still venerated in south China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Her story evolved from the life of Chen Jinggu in the eighth century and blossomed in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) into vernacular short fiction, legends, plays, sutras, and stele inscriptions at temples where she is worshipped. The full-length novel The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons narrates Chen Jinggu’s lifelong struggle with and eventual triumph over her spirit double and rival, the White Snake demon. Among accounts of goddesses in late imperial China, this work is unique in its focus on the physical aspects of womanhood, especially the dangers of childbirth, and in its dramatization of the contradictory nature of Chinese divinities. This unabridged, annotated translation provides insights into late imperial Chinese religion, the lives of women, and the structure of families and local society.
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A Prose English Translation of Srimadbhagavatam

A Prose English Translation of Srimadbhagavatam

All these are either portions or emanations of the Person ; but Krishna is the Lord
Himself , From cycle to cycle do they ease the world , panting under the
oppression of demons . He that , taming his passions , recites devoutly at dawn
and in ...

Author: Manmatha Nath Dutt

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ISBN: SRLF:A0000747105

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The Taming of the Teen

The Taming of the Teen

to his private demons . Or maybe he was just curious about his reactions to her
and where they would lead . Whatever it was , he was here . Dottie put the key
into the lock and turned it . “ I think I should warn you , though , ” she began as
she ...

Author: Marie Ferrarella

Publisher: Silhouette Books

ISBN: 0373088396

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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The Works of Shakespeare The merchant of Venice As you like it The taming of the shrew All s well that ends well

The Works of Shakespeare  The merchant of Venice   As you like it   The taming of the shrew   All s well that ends well

A demon ( whose head is missing ) is carrying the ale - wife with her gay head -
dress and false measure towards hell - mouth ( on the right of the picture ) , while
two other demons respectively play ... I. i . 32. Cp . The Taming of A THE TAMING.

Author: William Shakespeare

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ISBN: UOM:39015082498745

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CliffsComplete on Shakespeare s The Taming of the Shrew

CliffsComplete on Shakespeare s The Taming of the Shrew

This was thought to protect the bride from evil demons. After the ceremony, a
nuptial mass would be said. Following the ceremony, it was traditional for the
bride's family to provide a wedding feast. Baptista would have spared no
expense to ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 0764587293

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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In the CliffsComplete guides, the play's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's most beloved, and imitated, works. In this play within a play, Petruchio, the man from Verona, marries Kate (the shrew of the story), so that Kate's younger sister Bianca may be allowed to take on several suitors and choose one to marry. Discover what happens to Petruchio and Kate — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of The Taming of the Shrew with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each act Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare A look at the historical context and structure of the play Discussions on the plays symbols and themes A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!
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