Medicine in the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Christopher Pierce Salguero, Robban Toleno, William J. Giddings, Joshua Capitanio, Marcus Bingenheimer

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Abstract

The excerpts below were selected to introduce a number of disparate genres and types of discourses about healing, illness, and cure that are embedded within the Chinese Buddhist canon. They include an excerpt from a monastic disciplinary code concerning the storage of medicines, a scripture with a story of an encounter between a bodhisattva and a famous physician, a liturgy dedicated to a major healing deity, an author's advice to doctors from a Buddhist perspective, and a devotional verse that plays on medical metaphors. Taken together, they indicate some of the diversity of perspectives and approaches of Buddhist materials and suggest the potential importance of often-overlooked Buddhist materials for the study of Asian medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-294
Number of pages16
JournalAsian Medicine
Volume12
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Physicians
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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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Salguero, C. P., Toleno, R., Giddings, W. J., Capitanio, J., & Bingenheimer, M. (2017). Medicine in the Chinese Buddhist Canon. Asian Medicine, 12(1-2), 279-294. https://doi.org/10.1163/15734218-12341397
Salguero, Christopher Pierce ; Toleno, Robban ; Giddings, William J. ; Capitanio, Joshua ; Bingenheimer, Marcus. / Medicine in the Chinese Buddhist Canon. In: Asian Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 1-2. pp. 279-294.
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In: Asian Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 01.01.2017, p. 279-294.

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