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Being benevolence: the social ethics of engaged Buddhism

Author: Sallie B King
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiì Press, 2005.
Series: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Engaged Buddhism is the contemporary movement of nonviolent social and political activism found throughout the Buddhist world. Its ethical theory sees the world in terms of cause and effect, a view that discourages its practitioners from becoming adversaries, blaming or condemning one another. Its leaders include the Dalai Lama, head of the Tibetan liberation movement; Thich Nhat Hanh, a principal strategist of the  Read more...
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King, Sallie B.
Being benevolence: the social ethics of engaged Buddhism.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiì Press, 2005
(OCoLC)698035503
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sallie B King
ISBN: 082482864X 9780824828646 0824829352 9780824829353
OCLC Number: 58546223
Description: xiii, 291 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series editor's preface --
Preface --
Building from tradition --
Engaged Buddhist ethical theory --
Individual and society --
Human rights --
Nonviolence and its limits --
Justice/reconciliation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Responsibility: Sallie B. King.
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Provides an overview of the main ideas and arguments of prominent Engaged Buddhist thinkers and activists on a variety of questions: what kind of political system should modern Asian states have?  Read more...

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