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  1. Jeffrey Samuels (2013). Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture. Philosophy East and West 63 (2).
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  2. Jeffrey Samuels (2008). Is Merit in the Milk Powder? Pursuing Punna in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Contemporary Buddhism 9 (1):123-147.
    This article examines merit making in contemporary Sri Lankan practice. Exploring the role of emotions, most generally defined as ?happiness in the heart/mind,? in this important Buddhist activity, this article seeks not only to move beyond a more mechanical view of merit making as generalized exchange, but also to introduce an affective quality to the notion of intention (cetan?). Finally, this article questions the tendency to judge Buddhist behavior and appearance solely against the norms set forth in the Buddhist monastic (...)
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  3. Jeffrey Samuels (1997). The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravāda Buddhist Theory and Practice: A Reevaluation of the Bodhisattva-Śrāvaka Opposition. Philosophy East and West 47 (3):399-415.
    By illustrating the presence and scope of the bodhisattva ideal in Theravāda Buddhist theory and practice, this article shows that some of the distinctions used to separate Mahāyāna Buddhism from Hīnayāna Buddhism are problematic, and, in particular, calls into question the commonly held theoretical model that postulates that the goal of Mahāyāna practitioners is to become buddhas by following the path of the bodhisattva (bodhisattva-yāna), whereas the goal of Hīnayāna practitioners is to become arahants by following the path of the (...)
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  4. Jeffrey Samuels (1997). The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravaada. Philosophy East and West 47 (3):399-415.
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