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Sinxay’s Primary Work as a Bodhisatta

Sinxay’s Primary Work as a Bodhisatta

A continuation of thought following are two prior posts on Sinxay and parami. Towards the end of our retelling of Sinxay, Phanya Kousarat finally meets his son, Sinxay, but fails to convince him to return to Muang Pengchan to become king. This is when his sister...

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Sinxay and Lao literature thoughts

Sinxay and Lao literature thoughts

Most Lao and Isan citizens have never heard of Sinxay, much less read it. Those who have some familiarity with Sinxay are most likely older, and have heard Sinxay read or chanted out loud in the past. Possible occasions where people might have heard Sinxay include:...

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The Importance of Illustrations in Sinxay

The Importance of Illustrations in Sinxay

In Appleton, Shaw, and Unebe’s book, Illuminating the Life of the Buddha: An Illustrated Chanting Book from Eighteenth-Century Siam, the authors write: “In temple art Jātaka depictions can be far more varied and full of incident than those in manuscripts.There is...

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The Importance of Illustrations in Sinxay

The Importance of Illustrations in Sinxay

In Appleton, Shaw, and Unebe’s book, Illuminating the Life of the Buddha: An Illustrated Chanting Book from Eighteenth-Century Siam, the authors write: “In temple art Jātaka depictions can be far more varied and full of incident than those in manuscripts.There is...

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