Food Of Sinful Demons (eBook)
Meat, Vegetarianism, And The Limits Of Buddhism In Tibet
de Geoffrey Barstow
Sobre o livro
In this study of the place of vegetarianism within Tibetan religiosity, Geoffrey Barstow explores the tension between Buddhist ethics and Tibetan cultural norms to offer a novel perspective on the spiritual and social dimensions of meat eating. Barstow offers a detailed analysis of the debates over meat eating and vegetarianism from the first references to such a diet in the tenth century through the Chinese invasion in the 1950s, showing how nonreligious norms and ideals shaped religious beliefs and practices.