Monastic Scarification (Helen Crovetto, Winter 2004)
Compiled by Helen Crovetto
Further reading from Buddhist sources:
Benn, James A. “Where Text Meets Flesh: Burning the Body as an Apocryphal Practice in Chinese Buddhism.”History of Religions 37 (May 1998): 295-322.
Blofeld, John. The Wheel of Life: the Autobiography of a Western Buddhist. London: Rider & Co., 1959 (1st ed.) , 1972 (2nd ed.) , pp. 82-83.
Buswell, Robert E. The Zen Monastic Experience: Buddhist Practice in Contemporary Korea. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Welch, Holmes. The Practice of Chinese Buddhism, 1900-1950 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1967), 357-66; reprint, “Lay Praxis in a Mahayana Context,” in The Life of Buddhism, Frank Reynolds and Jason Carbine, eds., Berkeley, CA: Univ. of California Press, 2000: 138-48.
Further reading from Hindu sources:
Sharma, BNK. History of the Dvaita School of Vedanta and its Literature. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 2000.