BUDDHIST REJECTION OF MUSIC

Rupert Gethin rupert.gethin at BRISTOL.AC.UK
Fri Feb 20 06:26:22 EST 1998


John Ross Carter has published an article:

'Music in the Theravaada Buddhist heritage: in chant, in song, in Sri
Lanka' in _On Understanding Buddhists: Essays on the Theravaada
Tradition in Sri Lanka_ (Albany, NY: SUNY, 1993), 133-52.

The starting point of this article is the story of how Sakka (who wants
to approach the Buddha who is absorbed in meditaion) first requests the
gandabbha Pa~ncasikha to charm the meditating Buddha with his vii.naa
and song (Sakkapa~nha Sutta, D II 263ff).

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Dr Rupert Gethin
University of Bristol
Centre for Buddhist Studies
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
3 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB, UK

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