Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood
Giving Away the Body in Indian Buddhist LiteratureBook - 2007
From the publisher's description: "Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood is the first comprehensive study of a central narrative theme in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature: the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. Conducting close readings of stories from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan literature written between the third century B.C.E. and the late medieval period, Reiko Ohnuma argues that this theme has had a major impact on the development of Buddhist philosophy and culture."
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2007
Characteristics: xvii, 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: gving away the body in Indian Buddhist literature
Other Standard Identifier: 9780231137089