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The Red Thread:
Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality
Bernard Faure

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction3
The Two Roads4
Buddhist Sexualities8
Ch. 1The Hermeneutics of Desire15
Protean Desire16
The Buddhist Economy of Desire23
Ascetic Lust29
The Trend Reversal39
The Ambivalent Body54
Ch. 2Disciplining Sex, Sexualizing Discipline64
Law, Order, and Libido65
Sexual Offenses74
The Rise of Mahayana Precepts89
Ch. 3The Ideology of Transgression98
The Rule of Antinomianism100
Crazy Cloud111
Transgression - Sublime or Sublimated?118
Ritual Infractions124
Feminine Transgression129
Ch. 4Clerical Vices and Vicissitudes144
Monastic Decline and Anticlericalism145
The Demonic Priest161
The Juridical Background172
Nyobon181
Order or Freedom197
Ch. 5Buddhist Homosexualities207
The New Sodom207
The Social and Cultural Context(s)227
The Quest for Origins233
Ch. 6Boys to Men241
The Literary Tradition of the Chigo241
The "Divine Child" Mystique249
Head or Tail265
Afterthoughts279
Glossary289
Bibliography293
Index333

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