The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality

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Is there a Buddhist discourse on sex? In this innovative study, Bernard Faure reveals Buddhism's paradoxical attitudes toward sexuality. His remarkably broad range covers the entire geography of this religion, and its long evolution from the time of its founder, Xvkyamuni, to the premodern age. The author's anthropological approach uncovers the inherent discrepancies between the normative teachings of Buddhism and what its followers practice. Framing his discussion on some of the most prominent Western thinkers of sexuality - Georges Bataille and Michel Foucault - Faure draws from different reservoirs of writings, such as the orthodox and heterodox 'doctrines' of Buddhism, and its monastic codes.Virtually untapped mythological as well as legal sources are also used. The dialectics inherent in Mahvyvna Buddhism, in particular in the Tantric and Chan/Zen traditions, seemed to allow for greater laxity and even encouraged breaking of taboos. Faure also offers a history of Buddhist monastic life, which has been buffeted by anticlerical attitudes, and by attempts to regulate sexual behavior from both within and beyond the monastery. In two chapters devoted to Buddhist homosexuality, he examines the way in which this sexual behavior was simultaneously condemned and idealized in medieval Japan. This book will appeal especially to those interested in the cultural history of Buddhism and in premodern Japanese culture. But the story of how one of the world's oldest religions has faced one of life's greatest problems makes fascinating reading for all.

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"Although many scholars strive to locate their research within the study of Chinese religions as a whole, and thus to incorporate perspectives, insights, and approaches derived from the fields of popular religious studies and poststructuralist anthropology, there is as yet only one scholar who has adopted this breadth of vision as the fundamental characteristic of his intellectual agenda. This is of course Bernard Faure." --The Journal of Asian Studies

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Introduction 3
The Two Roads 4
Buddhist Sexualities 8
Ch. 1 The Hermeneutics of Desire 15
Protean Desire 16
The Buddhist Economy of Desire 23
Ascetic Lust 29
The Trend Reversal 39
The Ambivalent Body 54
Ch. 2 Disciplining Sex, Sexualizing Discipline 64
Law, Order, and Libido 65
Sexual Offenses 74
The Rise of Mahayana Precepts 89
Ch. 3 The Ideology of Transgression 98
The Rule of Antinomianism 100
Crazy Cloud 111
Transgression - Sublime or Sublimated? 118
Ritual Infractions 124
Feminine Transgression 129
Ch. 4 Clerical Vices and Vicissitudes 144
Monastic Decline and Anticlericalism 145
The Demonic Priest 161
The Juridical Background 172
Nyobon 181
Order or Freedom 197
Ch. 5 Buddhist Homosexualities 207
The New Sodom 207
The Social and Cultural Context(s) 227
The Quest for Origins 233
Ch. 6 Boys to Men 241
The Literary Tradition of the Chigo 241
The "Divine Child" Mystique 249
Head or Tail 265
Afterthoughts 279
Glossary 289
Bibliography 293
Index 333

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