[INDOLOGY] The Buddha's body in a vat of oil

Walter Slaje slaje at kabelmail.de
Tue Nov 20 22:01:35 UTC 2018

> frying him like french fries

those who are never averse to joking yet take a more serious interest in
this matter are advised to study the paper of Oskar von Hinüber: Cremated
Like a King. The Funeral of the Buddha within the Ancient Indian Cultural
Context. JICPBS 13. 2009, pp. 33-66.

Regards, WS

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Am Di., 20. Nov. 2018 um 18:39 Uhr schrieb Tieken, H.J.H. via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info>:

> Dear Artur,
> I assume you know Johannes Bronkhorst's article in AS/EA LXIII/I (2009),
> pp. 7-27, "Hendrik Kern and the body of the Buddha"
> I think it is very unlikely that the Buddha's body, or that of any other
> king (Daśaratha in Rām 2.60.12-14, 2.70.4) was laid down in a tub filled
> with hot oil, frying him like french fries. We are dealing with a process
> of embalming.
> Herman
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> *Van:* INDOLOGY [indology-bounces at list.indology.info] namens Artur Karp
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> *Verzonden:* dinsdag 20 november 2018 17:14
> *Aan:* indology
> *Onderwerp:* [INDOLOGY] The Buddha's body in a vat of oil
> pali tela-doni, sanskrit taila-droni.
> Was the body placed in cold - or hot oil?
> Any mention of the oil's temperature in the accessible sources?
> Artur Karp (ret)
> Chair of South Asian Studies,
> University of Warsaw
> Poland
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