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By Vladimir Tikhonov,Torkel Brekke

ISBN-10: 0415536960

ISBN-13: 9780415536967

ISBN-10: 1138921890

ISBN-13: 9781138921894

It is usually authorized within the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ faith. The Western public has a tendency to imagine that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism might make Buddhist pacifists, and infrequently expects Buddhist societies or person Asian Buddhists to comply to the fashionable Western criteria of ‘peaceful’ habit. This stereotype – which could good be termed ‘positive Orientalism,’ because it is predicated on assumption that an ‘Oriental’ faith will be extra trustworthy to its unique non-violent teachings than Western Christianity – has been periodically challenged via enthusiastic acquiescence by means of monastic Buddhism to the main brutal forms of conflict.

This quantity demolishes this stereotype, and produces in its place a coherent, nuanced account at the glossy Buddhist attitudes in the direction of violence and battle, which think about either doctrinal good judgment of Buddhism and the socio-political state of affairs in Asian Buddhist societies. The chapters during this e-book provide a deeper research of ‘Buddhist militarism’ and Buddhist attitudes in the direction of violence than earlier volumes, grounded in an know-how of Buddhist doctrines and the hot historical past of nationalism, in addition to the function Buddhism performs in structures of nationwide identification. The overseas group of individuals comprises students from Thailand, Japan, and Korea.

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