Buddha as a Musician: An Illustration of a Jataka Story

Bo Lawergren

During the development of the Buddhist dogma of the Theravadins, music was viewed as the epitome of sin, but the subsequent popularity of Mahayana doctrines in the Far East brought along a more appreciative view. Music became synonymous with the highest joys of Paradise.

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Originally published in Artibus Asiae, 1994, Vol. 54, No. 3/4 (1994), pp. 226-240.

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