Brapamsukulanisamsam and Symbolic Clothing
by Ginette Martini
Publication: Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient (BEFEO), Vol. 60, pp. 55-78
Language : French
This fascinating study brings us to one of the most sacred elements of Indochina funerary rites, the scrapped garments that Buddhist monks wear in accordance to the Buddhist principle of 'anicca', impermanence.
The author gives us the full Pali text of this most sacred invocation, with a translation into French. How meaningful can be the choice of wearing rags...
Photo: funerary urn of the Enlightened Sangharaja of theThommayutt Order, Phnom Penh, 1966 (photo Madeleine Giteau)
About the Author
Distinguished linguist and language historian, Ginette Martini (also Ginette Martini-Terral or Terral-Martini) extensively studied Khmer scriptures and traditions.
She was married to the linguist Francois Martini.