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raft parable

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Often-cited parable that occurs in the Discourse on the Parable of the Water Snake (Alagaddūpama Sutta) in the Majjhima Nikāya of the Pāli Canon. The parable relates to a traveller who ...

raft parable

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
136 words

... parable . Often-cited parable that occurs in the Discourse on the Parable of the Water Snake ( Alagaddūpama Sutta ) in the Majjhima Nikāya of the Pāli Canon. The parable relates to a traveller who fords a stream by paddling across using a coracle or raft, and the Buddha asks whether it would be appropriate or not for the man to carry the raft with him once he had crossed. The parable is often thought to mean that the body of Buddhist teachings and moral precepts have only provisional utility as a means to gaining enlightenment ( bodhi ) and can...

raft parable

raft parable  

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Religion
Often-cited parable that occurs in the Discourse on the Parable of the Water Snake (Alagaddūpama Sutta) in the Majjhima Nikāya of the Pāli Canon. The parable relates to a traveller who fords a stream ...
Majjhima Nikāya

Majjhima Nikāya   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
99 words

...Nikāya . The second collection of the Sūtra Piṭaka of the Pāli Canon. It contains 152 suttas including some of the best known ones in the canon such as the Alagaddūpama Sutta ( see raft parable ), Aṇgulimāla Sutta ( see Aṇgulimāla ) and Mahāsīhanāda Sutta . At the First Council ( see Council of Rājagṛha ), held shortly after the Buddha 's death, the duty of learning and preserving the Majjhima Nikāya was entrusted to Śāriputra 's disciples. A commentary to the Majjhima Nikāya by the title of Papañcasūdanī was composed by Buddhaghoṣa ...

Adam

Adam   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...play is made of his bewildered attempts to make sense of London in the swinging sixties . The part was played by Gerald Harper . Adam and Eve In a US diner, shorthand for two fried or poached eggs. Elaborations on the theme include ‘Adam and Eve on a raft’ (two poached eggs on toast) and ‘Adam and Eve on a raft and wreck ’em’ (scrambled eggs on toast). Adam Bell See clym of the clough . Adam Cupid The archer cupid , probably alluding to Adam Bell ( See clym of the clough ). In all early editions the line in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (II, i, 13 (...

Osofisan, Femi

Osofisan, Femi   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
2,244 words

...leads us to the issue of the evolution of Osofisan as a thinker who uses the stage as his laboratory, his sounding board. We have identified roughly two stages in the evolution of his thought. The first stage is marked by the production and publication of such plays as Another Raft , No More the Wasted Breed , The Chattering and the Song , and Morountodun , together with the “theoretical” armory supplied by such essays and monographs as “Ritual and the Revolutionary Ethos” and “The Nostalgic Drum.” In these plays and essays, there is an uncompromising...

London, Jack

London, Jack   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
6,110 words

...reached Lake Linderman in the Yukon Territory on 8 September , built two makeshift boats, and sailed hundreds of miles north, on the Lewes River, to the site of their winter camp. After sitting out the long, bitterly cold winter months in abandoned trappers' cabins, London rafted up to Dawson City and later sailed eighteen hundred miles southwest, down the meandering Yukon River, to the coastal settlement of St. Michael. From there he shipped home in July 1898 . In real terms, all London had to show for his year in the Klondike was $4.50 in gold dust and...

Belief Systems

Belief Systems   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005

...in the 1960s, photographs of the whole Earth began to be received from the Apollo 8 spacecraft, and it has often been observed that they had a great influence on the public's perception of the Earth. The United States passed a National Environmental Protection Act in 1969 , and a raft of litigation soon arose, including the famous “Mineral King” case, in which Justice William O. Douglas held that trees had standing to sue. Among other books on environmentalism, The Limits to Growth ( 1972 ), by Donella and Dennis Matthews , attracted a great deal of...

Pali Tripitaka

Pali Tripitaka   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
1,493 words

...of Dhamma, of Discipline. Therefore is he called Tathagata. Dīgha-nikāya [ Longer Collection ] pt. 3, p. 135 called Tathagata speaker of fact of Dhamma, of discipline Monks, I will teach you Dhamma—the Parable of the Raft—for crossing over, not for retaining. Majjhima-nikāya [ Medium Collection ] pt. 1, p. 134 teach you dhamma Parable of the raft Precisely this do I teach, now as formerly: ill and the stopping of ill. Majjhima-nikāya [ Medium Collection ] pt. 1, p. 140 ill and the stopping of ill Who sees Conditioned Genesis sees Dhamma; who sees...

Education, Adventure

Education, Adventure   Reference library

Stephan WASSONG

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
1,860 words

...only in traditional educational settings like schools and universities, but also in training courses for managers (for instance, for company trust-building exercises) or programs for the socialization and treatment of drug addicts, juvenile delinquents, or handicapped people. Rafting, canoeing, trekking, expeditions into the outdoors, and high rope courses have all become popular, as they are effective means to teach social and moral values whose development is hard to come by in daily life. Although it is beyond question that programs in adventure education...

Value

Value   Reference library

Joshua Clover and Christopher Nealon

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory

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Current Version:
2022

...history and politics alike. There is however a more adequate way of thinking about value, one that is centered on the vicissitudes of value production in capitalism, rather than on a parable of the war of the disciplines, or a struggle among the faculties. We want to think about how forms of struggle that are simultaneously political and economic give the lie to such parables, while honoring that they touch on desires that life under capital continually solicits and harries. As suggested above, this departure from reading literary value out of the tradition...

Crime and Masculinity in Popular Culture

Crime and Masculinity in Popular Culture   Reference library

Stephen Tomsen and Dick Hobbs

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
10,171 words

...London’s West End, by providing “security” for illegal gambling clubs ( Pearson, 1973 , pp. 124–125). The Twins slavishly mimicked the style and sartorial swagger of the classic stable of screen gangsters, Edward G Robinson, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and particularly George Raft ( Pearson, 1973 , p. 71. Read & Morton, 1991 , pp. 92–93). In a mid-1960s article for the Sunday Times , Francis Wyndham wrote, “To be with the Twins is to enter the atmosphere (laconic, lavish, dangerous) of an early Bogart movie” ( Pearson, 2001 , p. 109). Pearson also...

Representations of Law, Rights, and Criminal Justice

Representations of Law, Rights, and Criminal Justice   Reference library

Stefan Machura

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
11,146 words
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4

...at law schools and find their way into social science curricula. Films and television series have familiarized audiences around the globe with the institutions of criminal justice. Their emphasis on rights that individuals have, on fair trial, legal representation, and a whole raft of aspects of particularly U.S. justice has a profound influence on how people imagine the law, its institutions, and its personnel. News reporting tends to pick up strange and often outrageous events, so news media are quick to scandalize matters of criminal justice. This is...

1930s

1930s: 1930 - 1939  

Reference type:
Timeline
Current Version:
2012

...force Depression, the Great (1929–33) A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century Commerce and industry Social and domestic Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1932 1932 Mae West stars alongside George Raft in her first film, Night after Night Raft, George (1895–1980) The Oxford Companion to the American Musical 1 20th century Performing arts Film North America United States 1932 1932 Ernst Lubitsch has a great success with Trouble in Paradise , a Hollywood comedy about villainy and romance in Paris...

20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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Timeline
Current Version:
2012

...the work force Depression, the Great (1929–33) A Dictionary of World History 2 1930s Commerce and industry Social and domestic Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1932 1932 Mae West stars alongside George Raft in her first film, Night after Night Raft, George (1895–1980) The Oxford Companion to the American Musical 1 1930s Performing arts Film North America United States 1932 1932 Ernst Lubitsch has a great success with Trouble in Paradise , a Hollywood comedy about villainy and romance in Paris Lubitsch,...

Europe

Europe: c. 800,000 years ago - 2011  

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Timeline
Current Version:
2012

...percussion cap noun Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Britain 1750-1900 Technology Inventions and discoveries Weapons Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Scotland British Isles Britain 1807 1807 Napoleon and the Russian tsar Alexander I meet on a raft at Tilsit and set about carving up Europe Tilsit, Treaties of (7) A Dictionary of World History 2 Napoleonic Wars 19th century Napoleonic era Politics Conquest and colonization War European empires from 1415 France Russia Empires Wars and Revolutions 1807 1807 Part of Poland is...

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