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Sleep well! Sleeping practices in Buddhist disciplinary rules

Ann Heirman UGent (2012) ACTA ORIENTALIA. 65(4). p.427-444
abstract
The present paper gives a detailed analysis of the guidelines on sleeping practices as stipulated in Buddhist monastic disciplinary texts and in Chinese manuals. It shows how sleep is perceived in normative texts, both in India and in China, and how monastics should deal with their daily need for sleep. The analysis reveals a striking contrast between sleep as a relatively innocent time when one's actions incur no guilt, and sleep as a potentially harmful time of the day, given its assocation with disrespect, inactivity and sexual practices, and given the fact that during one's sleep one might unwillingly display one's true nature, which for some monastics appears to be quite detrimental.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
vinaya, sleep, Buddhist monastic discipline, dream, Buddhist monks
journal title
ACTA ORIENTALIA
volume
65
issue
4
pages
427 - 444
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000312080200003
ISSN
1588-2667
DOI
10.1556/AOrient.65.2012.4.3
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1975746
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1975746
date created
2011-12-29 13:52:38
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2015-06-17 09:53:30
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  author       = {Heirman, Ann},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {427--444},
  title        = {Sleep well! Sleeping practices in Buddhist disciplinary rules},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/AOrient.65.2012.4.3},
  volume       = {65},
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Chicago
Heirman, Ann. 2012. “Sleep Well! Sleeping Practices in Buddhist Disciplinary Rules.” Acta Orientalia 65 (4): 427–444.
APA
Heirman, A. (2012). Sleep well! Sleeping practices in Buddhist disciplinary rules. ACTA ORIENTALIA, 65(4), 427–444.
Vancouver
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Heirman A. Sleep well! Sleeping practices in Buddhist disciplinary rules. ACTA ORIENTALIA. 2012;65(4):427–44.
MLA
Heirman, Ann. “Sleep Well! Sleeping Practices in Buddhist Disciplinary Rules.” ACTA ORIENTALIA 65.4 (2012): 427–444. Print.