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Text as FatherPaternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature$

Alan Cole

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520242760

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520242760.001.0001

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(p.v) This book is dedicated to Elvis Costello, whom I've never met but who has inspired me, since my high school days, with his uncommon sense of language and the human condition; and the many students who in my first ten years of teaching—a time of doubt and uncertainty, for sure—convinced me that careful thinking about religion was worth the trouble. (p.vi)