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dc.contributor.advisorSchonthal, Benjamin
dc.contributor.advisorGuthrie, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorRattana, Phra Akbordin
dc.date.available2016-01-29T02:50:14Z
dc.date.copyright2016
dc.identifier.citationRattana, Phra A. (2016). On the Devotion to the Buddha in Paramanuchit’s Mārabandha Episode of the Paṭhamasambodhi (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6189en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/6189
dc.description.abstractThe Paṭhamasambodhi is an important biography of the Buddha, a living story well-known all over mainland Southeast Asia, and an essential element for Southeast Asian art history. In addition, the Mārabandha episode of the Paṭhamasambodhi is a unique story that receives no mention in the Pāli Canon or in the Pāli biographies of the Buddha. It also contains the few parts of the Paṭhamasambodhi corpus that are concerned with events after the Buddha’s Parinibbāna (the final release from the round of rebirth), and a source for ritual, belief, and devotion of Buddha in many parts of Southeast Asia. Moreover, it received the royal patronage of King Rama III (1788-1851), as the king invited Paramanuchit (1790-1853) to edit the Paṭhamasambodhi. This thesis offers the first English translation of the Mārabandha episode of the Paṭhamasambodhi of Paramanuchit, a senior Buddhist monk and key patriarch in the history of Thai Buddhism during the 19th century. Relying on the Paṭhamasambodhi and other Thai sources, it makes three contributions to the study of Thai Buddhism. Firstly, it provides a translation and an analysis of a text that has been largely overlooked by scholars outside of Thailand, especially in English language scholarship. Secondly, it sheds light on the historical figure of Paramanuchit, an influential and respected Buddhist scholar in Siamese Buddhism, who became the Saṅgharāja in 1851. Thirdly, it argues that Paramanuchit’s decision to include the Mārabandha episode in his redaction of the Paṭhamasambodhi indicates his own concern with a particular dimension of Thai Buddhism—namely, devotion to objects and images of the Buddha.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectPaṭhamasambodhi
dc.subjectPathamasambodhi
dc.subjectPathomsomphot
dc.subjectPathommasomphot
dc.subjectPaṭhamasambodhi-kathā
dc.subjectDhammakāya
dc.subjectDhammakaya
dc.subjectUpagutta
dc.subjectUpagupta
dc.subjectMārabandha
dc.subjectMarabandha
dc.subjectMāra
dc.subjectMara
dc.subjectdevotion
dc.subjectworship
dc.subjectBuddha devotion
dc.subjectBuddha worship
dc.subjectBuddha image
dc.subjectBuddha
dc.subjectLife of Buddha
dc.subjectBuddha's Life
dc.subjectAsoka
dc.subjectAśoka
dc.subjectAshoka
dc.subjectBuddhism
dc.subjectThailand
dc.subjectThai Buddhism
dc.subjectWat Pho
dc.subjectWat Phra Chetuphon
dc.titleOn the Devotion to the Buddha in Paramanuchit’s Mārabandha Episode of the Paṭhamasambodhi
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2016-01-29T02:36:17Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineTheology and Religion
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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