Buddhist Warfare by Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer

Buddhist Warfare
  • Title : Buddhist Warfare
  • Author : Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199741380
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Though traditionally regarded as a peaceful religion, Buddhism has a dark side. On multiple occasions over the past fifteen centuries, Buddhist leaders have sanctioned violence, and even war. The eight essays in this book focus on a variety of Buddhist traditions, from antiquity to the present, and show that Buddhist organizations have used religious images and rhetoric to support military conquest throughout history. Buddhist soldiers in sixth century China were given the illustrious status of Bodhisattva after killing their adversaries. In seventeenth century Tibet, the Fifth Dalai Lama endorsed a Mongol ruler's killing of his rivals. And in modern-day Thailand, Buddhist soldiers carry out their duties undercover, as fully ordained monks armed with guns. Buddhist Warfare demonstrates that the discourse on religion and violence, usually applied to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, can no longer exclude Buddhist traditions. The book examines Buddhist military action in Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, and shows that even the most unlikely and allegedly pacifist religious traditions are susceptible to the violent tendencies of man.


A Fatal Addiction by Thomas Block

A Fatal Addiction
  • Title : A Fatal Addiction
  • Author : Thomas Block
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0875869319
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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America, one of the most religious countries in the world, is also the most violent. Do God and war define the American spirit as much as apple pie and baseball? This unsettling book illustrates how bellicose, war-like language is used to explain the spiritual quest. It explores the violence of God tradition as it exists in all religions (including Buddhism), and then examines how this dynamic is flipped, with political leaders using spiritual and religious language to sell war to the general public. Although God and religion have often been used to sell war in the United States, this has been especially true since 9/11. After surveying the relationship of war and the spiritual quest in the major world religions, this study concludes with an overview of how that dynamic has affected the contemporary American public discourse on war. Does this intermingling of war and spirituality prepare the population for the coming of war? The institutional blending of the sacred and human aggression appear to be fundamental to human society. The second section of the book concentrates on the political language and speeches of American politicians since 2002, following the run-up to the Iraq war and its continuation over the past decade, showing how this mystical/war conflation permeates American society.


Buddhism and Violence by Vladimir Tikhonov,Torkel Brekke

Buddhism and Violence
  • Title : Buddhism and Violence
  • Author : Vladimir Tikhonov,Torkel Brekke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136277072
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western standards of ‘peaceful’ behavior. This stereotype – which may well be termed ‘positive Orientalism,’ since it is based on assumption that an ‘Oriental’ religion would be more faithful to its original non-violent teachings than Western Christianity – has been periodically challenged by enthusiastic acquiescence by monastic Buddhism to the most brutal sorts of warfare. This volume demolishes this stereotype, and produces instead a coherent, nuanced account on the modern Buddhist attitudes towards violence and warfare, which take into consideration both doctrinal logic of Buddhism and the socio-political situation in Asian Buddhist societies. The chapters in this book offer a deeper analysis of ‘Buddhist militarism’ and Buddhist attitudes towards violence than previous volumes, grounded in an awareness of Buddhist doctrines and the recent history of nationalism, as well as the role Buddhism plays in constructions of national identity. The international team of contributors includes scholars from Thailand, Japan, and Korea.


A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy by Steven M. Emmanuel

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy
  • Title : A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy
  • Author : Steven M. Emmanuel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118323882
  • Pages : 760
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  • Language : English
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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers the very latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the most important ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhist philosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity of Buddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility to instructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectives on topics to those available in Western traditions


Buddhist Fury by Michael K. Jerryson

Buddhist Fury
  • Title : Buddhist Fury
  • Author : Michael K. Jerryson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019933966X
  • Pages : 272
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Buddhist violence is not a well-known concept. In fact, it is generally considered an oxymoron. An image of a Buddhist monk holding a handgun or the idea of a militarized Buddhist monastery tends to stretch the imagination; yet these sights exist throughout southern Thailand. Michael Jerryson offers an extensive examination of one of the least known but longest-running conflicts of Southeast Asia. Part of this conflict, based primarily in Thailand's southernmost provinces, is fueled by religious divisions. Thailand's total population is over 92 percent Buddhist, but over 85 percent of the people in the southernmost provinces are Muslim. Since 2004, the Thai government has imposed martial law over the territory and combatted a grass-roots militant Malay Muslim insurgency. Buddhist Fury reveals the Buddhist parameters of the conflict within a global context. Through fieldwork in the conflict area, Jerryson chronicles the habits of Buddhist monks in the militarized zone. Many Buddhist practices remain unchanged. Buddhist monks continue to chant, counsel the laity, and accrue merit. Yet at the same time, monks zealously advocate Buddhist nationalism, act as covert military officers, and equip themselves with guns. Buddhist Fury displays the methods by which religion alters the nature of the conflict and shows the dangers of this transformation.


Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Damien Keown
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191640506
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings were. By considering how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries, Keown considers how contemporary dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. In this new edition Keown provides new perspectives on Buddhist thought, including up-to-date material about the evolution of Buddhism throughout Asia, the material culture of Buddhism and its importance, new teachings on the ethics of war and peace, and changes to ethnicity, class, and gender. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Religious Diversity—What’s the Problem? by Rita M. Gross

Religious Diversity—What’s the Problem?
  • Title : Religious Diversity—What’s the Problem?
  • Author : Rita M. Gross
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1630871788
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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Once upon a time, on grounds of both religion and common sense, people assumed that the earth was flat and that the sun literally rose and set each day. When newly developing knowledge made those beliefs untenable, giving them up was difficult. Today the belief that only one of the world's various religions is true for all people on earth is equivalent to the belief in a flat earth. Both notions have become untenable, given contemporary knowledge about religion. Even though many people are still troubled by the existence of religious diversity today, that diversity is a fact of life. Religious diversity should be no more troubling to religious people than the fact that the earth is round and circles the sun. This provocative book, based on the author's longtime practice of Buddhism and comparative study of religion, provides tools with which one can truly appreciate religious diversity as a gift and resource rather than as a deficiency or a problem to be overcome. After we accept diversity as inevitable and become comfortable with it, diversity always enriches life--both nature and culture.


The Taming of the Demons by Jacob P. Dalton

The Taming of the Demons
  • Title : The Taming of the Demons
  • Author : Jacob P. Dalton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300153929
  • Pages : 311
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The Taming of the Demons examines mythic and ritual themes of violence, demon taming, and blood sacrifice in Tibetan Buddhism. Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road. These ancient documents, it argues, demonstrate how this purportedly inactive period in Tibetan history was in fact crucial to the Tibetan assimilation of Buddhism, and particularly to the spread of violent themes from tantric Buddhism into Tibet at the local and the popular levels. Having shed light on this "dark age" of Tibetan history, the second half of the book turns to how, from the late tenth century onward, the period came to play a vital symbolic role in Tibet, as a violent historical "other" against which the Tibetan Buddhist tradition defined itself. -- Georges Dreyfus


The Shaolin Monastery by Meir Shahar

The Shaolin Monastery
  • Title : The Shaolin Monastery
  • Author : Meir Shahar
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 0824831101
  • Pages : 281
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This meticulously researched and eminently readable study considers the economic, political, and religious factors that led Shaolin monks to disregard the Buddhist prohibition against violence and instead create fighting techniques that by the 21st century have spread throughout the world.


The Builder by N.A

The Builder
  • Title : The Builder
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Buddhism and Violence by International Association of Buddhist Studies. Conference

Buddhism and Violence
  • Title : Buddhism and Violence
  • Author : International Association of Buddhist Studies. Conference
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 254
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Contributed articles presented at the 13th Conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies held in Bangkok, Dec. 2002.


The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols by N.A

The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
  • Title : The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Serindia Publications, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9781932476033
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious.


Journal of Chinese Religions by N.A

Journal of Chinese Religions
  • Title : Journal of Chinese Religions
  • Author : N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence by Michael Jerryson

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence
  • Author : Michael Jerryson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190270098
  • Pages : 672
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  • Language : English
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Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews of major religious traditions, showing how violence is justified within the literary and theological foundations of the tradition, how it is used symbolically and in ritual practice, and how social acts of violence and warfare have been justified by religious ideas. The essays also examine patterns and themes relating to religious violence, such as sacrifice and martyrdom, which are explored in cross-disciplinary or regional analyses; and offer major analytic approaches, from literary to social scientific studies. The contributors to this volume--innovative thinkers who are forging new directions in theory and analysis related to religion and violence--provide novel insights into this important field of studies. By mapping out the whole field of religion and violence, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence will prove an authoritative source for students and scholars for years to come.


The Middle Way by N.A

The Middle Way
  • Title : The Middle Way
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900 by David Graff

Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900
  • Title : Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900
  • Author : David Graff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134553536
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the empire gradually formed a unified imperial order. Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 explores the military strategies, institutions and wars that reconstructed the Chinese empire that has survived into modern times. Drawing on classical Chinese sources and the best modern scholarship from China and Japan, David A. Graff connects military affairs with political and social developments to show how China's history was shaped by war.


The Journal of Japanese Studies by N.A

The Journal of Japanese Studies
  • Title : The Journal of Japanese Studies
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.


The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux by Satkari Mookerjee

The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux
  • Title : The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux
  • Author : Satkari Mookerjee
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • ISBN Code : 9788120807372
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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A systematic and clear presentation of the philosophy of critical Realism as expounded by Dignaga and his school. The work is divided into two parts arranged into 26 chapters. Part I discusses the Nature of Existence, Logical Difficulties, Theory of Causation, Universals, Doctrine of Apoha, Theory of Soul and Problem of After-life. Part II deals with the Organic and Inorganic Perception, Inference and Negative Judgement. The two parts bound in one volume deal also with many subsidiary topics.


Zen at War by Brian Daizen Victoria

Zen at War
  • Title : Zen at War
  • Author : Brian Daizen Victoria
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1461647479
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into 'corporate Zen' in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war. With the increasing interest in Buddhism in the West, this book is as timely as it is certain to be controversial.


Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation by Nelia Hyndman-Rizk

Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation
  • Title : Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation
  • Author : Nelia Hyndman-Rizk
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 210
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This edited collection brings together a series of ethnographically grounded studies on sacred and secular pilgrimage in the age of globalisation from around the world. Pilgrimage is explored as a distinctive form of mobility in late modernity, which emphasises inner transformation. Thus, the studies in this volume show how pilgrimage unifies physical and metaphysical mobility into a holistic project of self-realisation through motion.


Semiotic Warfare by Martina Köppel-Yang,Lothar Ledderose

Semiotic Warfare
  • Title : Semiotic Warfare
  • Author : Martina Köppel-Yang,Lothar Ledderose
  • Publisher : Timezone 8 Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9789889726294
  • Pages : 245
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  • Language : English
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"If you're a developer trying to figure out why your application is not responding at 3 am, you need this book! This is now my go-to book when diagnosing production issues. It has saved me hours in troubleshooting complicated operations problems." -Trotter Cashion, cofounder, Mashion DevOps can help developers, QAs, and admins work together to solve Linux server problems far more rapidly, significantly improving IT performance, availability, and efficiency. To gain these benefits, however, team members need common troubleshooting skills and practices. In DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices , award-winning Linux expert Kyle Rankin brings together all the standardized, repeatable techniques your team needs to stop finger-pointing, collaborate effectively, and quickly solve virtually any Linux server problem. Rankin walks you through using DevOps techniques to troubleshoot everything from boot failures and corrupt disks to lost email and downed websites. You'll master indispensable skills for diagnosing high-load systems and network problems in production environments. Rankin shows how to Master DevOps' approach to troubleshooting and proven Linux server problem-solving principles Diagnose slow servers and applications by identifying CPU, RAM, and Disk I/O bottlenecks Understand healthy boots, so you can identify failure points and fix them Solve full or corrupt disk issues that prevent disk writes Track down the sources of network problems Troubleshoot DNS, email, and other network services Isolate and diagnose Apache and Nginx Web server failures and slowdowns Solve problems with MySQL and Postgres database servers and queries Identify hardware failures-even notoriously elusive intermittent failures


Marishiten by David Avalon Hall

Marishiten
  • Title : Marishiten
  • Author : David Avalon Hall
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 852
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Buddhism and Peace by N.A

Buddhism and Peace
  • Title : Buddhism and Peace
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 244
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Dissertation Abstracts International by N.A

Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Title : Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Author : N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics by Daniel Cozort,James Mark Shields

The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics
  • Author : Daniel Cozort,James Mark Shields
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198746148
  • Pages : 704
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  • Language : English
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Many forms of Buddhism, divergent in philosophy and style, emerged as Buddhism filtered out of India into other parts of Asia. Nonetheless, all of them embodied an ethical core that is remarkably consistent. Articulated by the historical Buddha in his first sermon, this moral core is founded on the concept of karma--that intentions and actions have future consequences for an individual--and is summarized as Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood, three of the elements of the Eightfold Path. Although they were later elaborated and interpreted in a multitude of ways, none of these core principles were ever abandoned. The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics provides a comprehensive overview of the field of Buddhist ethics in the twenty-first century. The Handbook discusses the foundations of Buddhist ethics focusing on karma and the precepts looking at abstinence from harming others, stealing, and intoxication. It considers ethics in the different Buddhist traditions and the similarities they share, and compares Buddhist ethics to Western ethics and the psychology of moral judgments. The volume also investigates Buddhism and society analysing economics, environmental ethics, and Just War ethics. The final section focuses on contemporary issues surrounding Buddhist ethics, including gender, sexuality, animal rights, and euthanasia. This groundbreaking collection offers an indispensable reference work for students and scholars of Buddhist ethics and comparative moral philosophy.


Review Projector (India). by N.A

Review Projector (India).
  • Title : Review Projector (India).
  • Author : N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism by Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Jerryson,Michael Jerryson

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism
  • Author : Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Jerryson,Michael Jerryson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199362386
  • Pages : 760
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As an incredibly diverse religious system, Buddhism is constantly changing. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism offers a comprehensive collection of work by leading scholars in the field that tracks these changes up to the present day. Taken together, the book provides a blueprint to understanding Buddhism's past and uses it to explore the ways in which Buddhism has transformed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume contains 41 essays, divided into two sections. The essays in the first section examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world. These chapters cover familiar settings like India, Japan, and Tibet as well as the less well-known countries of Vietnam, Bhutan, and the regions of Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. Focusing on changes within countries and transnationally, this section also contains chapters that focus explicitly on globalization, such as Buddhist international organizations and diasporic communities. The second section tracks the relationship between Buddhist traditions and particular themes. These chapters review Buddhist interactions with contemporary topics such as violence and peacebuilding, and ecology, as well as Buddhist influences in areas such as medicine and science. Offering coverage that is both expansive and detailed, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism delves into some of the most debated and contested areas within Buddhist Studies today.


The Muslim World Book Review by N.A

The Muslim World Book Review
  • Title : The Muslim World Book Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Buddhism by Kenneth Kuan Sh-Eng Chen,Kenneth Kuan Shêng Chʻen

Buddhism
  • Title : Buddhism
  • Author : Kenneth Kuan Sh-Eng Chen,Kenneth Kuan Shêng Chʻen
  • Publisher : Woodbury, N.Y : Barron\'s Educational Series, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 297
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  • Language : English
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A concise presentation of the philosophy, history, literature, art, and ceremonies of Buddhism, by a distinguished Oriental scholar. Generous quotations from the poetry and prose of Buddhist literature enrich reader s understanding of this religion, and its far-flung influence.


If You Meet the Buddha on the Road by Michael Jerryson

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road
  • Title : If You Meet the Buddha on the Road
  • Author : Michael Jerryson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190683562
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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It is said that the famous ninth century Chinese Buddhist monk Linji Yixuan told his disciples, "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." The deliberately confounding statement is meant to shock people out of complacent ways of thinking. But beyond the purposeful jolt from complacency there is another intention. For liberation, this axiom suggests that one should seek the Buddha nature that resides within, rather than a mere Buddha exterior. In this way, the metaphor of killing the Buddha dislodges a person from the illusionary perspective that enlightenment lies outside the body. The proclamation also highlights the power of violence, even on a symbolic level. Violence abounds in Buddhist thoughts, doctrine, and actions, however unacknowledged or misunderstood. If You Meet the Buddha on the Road addresses one important absence in the study of religion and violence: the religious treatment of violence. In order to pursue an understanding of the relationship between Buddhism and violence, it is important to first explore how Buddhist scriptures and followers understand violence. Drawing on Buddhist treatments of violence, Michael Jerryson explores the ways in which Buddhists invoke, support, or justify war, conflict, state violence, and gender discrimination. In addition, the book examines the ways in which Buddhists address violence as military chaplains, cope with violence in a conflict zone, and serve as witnesses of blasphemy to Buddhist doctrine and Buddha images.


Buddhism by Kevin Trainor

Buddhism
  • Title : Buddhism
  • Author : Kevin Trainor
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195173987
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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In this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, readers have an introduction to one of the world's greatest living faiths. 200 color photos, maps & drawings.


Buddhist Studies Review by N.A

Buddhist Studies Review
  • Title : Buddhist Studies Review
  • Author : N.A
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Buddhism and Science by Buddhadasa P. Kirthisinghe

Buddhism and Science
  • Title : Buddhism and Science
  • Author : Buddhadasa P. Kirthisinghe
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  • Pages : 163
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The Birth of Insight by Erik Braun

The Birth of Insight
  • Title : The Birth of Insight
  • Author : Erik Braun
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022600094X
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha’s most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice came to play such a dominant—and relatively recent—role in Buddhism, Erik Braun takes readers to Burma, revealing that Burmese Buddhists in the colonial period were pioneers in making insight meditation indispensable to modern Buddhism. Braun focuses on the Burmese monk Ledi Sayadaw, a pivotal architect of modern insight meditation, and explores Ledi’s popularization of the study of crucial Buddhist philosophical texts in the early twentieth century. By promoting the study of such abstruse texts, Braun shows, Ledi was able to standardize and simplify meditation methods and make them widely accessible—in part to protect Buddhism in Burma after the British takeover in 1885. Braun also addresses the question of what really constitutes the “modern” in colonial and postcolonial forms of Buddhism, arguing that the emergence of this type of meditation was caused by precolonial factors in Burmese culture as well as the disruptive forces of the colonial era. Offering a readable narrative of the life and legacy of one of modern Buddhism’s most important figures, The Birth of Insight provides an original account of the development of mass meditation.


Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism by Stephen C. Berkwitz

Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism
  • Title : Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism
  • Author : Stephen C. Berkwitz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199935785
  • Pages : 308
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Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism examines five works by the poet Alagiyavanna to demonstrate how Buddhism in Sri Lanka was transformed by the encounters with Portuguese colonialism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


Buddhist Religion by William Loftus Hare

Buddhist Religion
  • Title : Buddhist Religion
  • Author : William Loftus Hare
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 63
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The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha by Mikael S. Adolphson

The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha
  • Title : The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha
  • Author : Mikael S. Adolphson
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 0824831233
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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Japan’s monastic warriors have fared poorly in comparison to the samurai, both in terms of historical reputation and representations in popular culture. Often maligned and criticized for their involvement in politics and other secular matters, they have been seen as figures separate from the larger military class. However, as Mikael Adolphson reveals in his comprehensive and authoritative examination of the social origins of the monastic forces, political conditions, and warfare practices of the Heian (794–1185) and Kamakura (1185–1333) eras, these "monk-warriors"(sôhei) were in reality inseparable from the warrior class. Their negative image, Adolphson argues, is a construct that grew out of artistic sources critical of the established temples from the fourteenth century on. In deconstructing the sôhei image and looking for clues as to the characteristics, role, and meaning of the monastic forces, The Teeth and Claws of the Buddha highlights the importance of historical circumstances; it also points to the fallacies of allowing later, especially modern, notions of religion to exert undue influence on interpretations of the past. It further suggests that, rather than constituting a separate category of violence, religious violence needs to be understood in its political, social, military, and ideological contexts.


Spiritual Warfare by Jr. Preston T. Bailey

Spiritual Warfare
  • Title : Spiritual Warfare
  • Author : Jr. Preston T. Bailey
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • ISBN Code : 1604778962
  • Pages : 388
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Defeating the Forces of Darkness is a theological and practical book on overcoming the attacks of the Devil. Christians need to use the many spiritual resources that the Lord of Hosts, the Commander in Chief of the heavenly army, has provided for us to defeat the attacks of the Wicked One. Dr. Bailey describes the nine different types of attacks by demons along with how to respond to each type of attack in order to have victory. He also describes Satan's organizational structure of demons and how they scheme to attack people. Dr. Bailey has appeared on numerous television shows and was the producer and host of a weekly series called "The Christian Counselor." He has trained police departments about Satanic Ritual activities and been a consultant with law enforcement on occult related crime. He was appointed by the Governor as Chairman of the Task Force on Child Abuse and later appointed on the Juvenile Anti-crime Task Force that helped reduce juvenile crime in Florida. Since he has many years of experience in dealing with most types of occult and satanic related groups, he has done numerous seminars in churches and Christian organizations on the subject. Dr. Bailey also has counseled thousands of demonized people and hundreds of people who were ritually abused. Since he has led many Satanists, witches, warlocks, and those involved in the occult to Christ, his insight into the occult has helped him train thousands of Christian counselors in Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States and minister to those who have been demonized. God has given him many unique experiences that he has shared in this book which will enrich your life and reveal startling truths about spiritual warfare and how to have victory over the attacks of Satan.


Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism by Jacqueline Ilyse Stone,Mariko Namba Walter

Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism
  • Title : Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism
  • Author : Jacqueline Ilyse Stone,Mariko Namba Walter
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN Code : 0824832043
  • Pages : 382
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. The nine essays in this volume, ranging chronologically from the tenth century to the present, bring to light both continuity and change in death practices over time. They also explore the interrelated issues of how Buddhist death rites have addressed individual concerns about the afterlife while also filling social and institutional needs and how Buddhist death-related practices have assimilated and refigured elements from other traditions, bringing together disparate, even conflicting, ideas about the dead, their postmortem fate, and what constitutes normative Buddhist practice." "Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism constitutes a major step toward understanding how Buddhism in Japan has forged and retained its hold on deathrelated thought and practice, providing one of the most detailed and comprehensive accounts of the topic to date."--BOOK JACKET.


Shambhala Sun by N.A

Shambhala Sun
  • Title : Shambhala Sun
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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