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value of human life in Buddhist thought

Sulak Sivaraksa.

value of human life in Buddhist thought

by Sulak Sivaraksa.

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Published by Pridi Banomyong Institute in Bangkok, Thailand .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.,
  • Buddhism -- Doctrines.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSulak Sivaraksa.
    SeriesOccasional papers, Occasional papers (Sathāban Prīdī Phanomyong)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ4570.L5 S85 1987
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8 leaves ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2169392M
    LC Control Number88915757

    As another reviewer says, this might better be called "The Analytic Philosophy of Buddhism." This is very much a text about philosophy, not a text about Buddhism in any sense; to read it as a book about Buddhism would be like reading texts of medieval European logic as books about Christianity. This is frustrating at times; Siderits goes out of his way to ignore the more colorful aspects of /5(21). The four thoughts that turn our mind to the Dharma show us on a slightly deeper level that this is possible. We have discussed how it is possible to gain conviction in the possibility of liberation and enlightenment in terms of the three basic thoughts needed to enter the Dharma: suffering, wanting to get out of suffering, and having the conviction that it is possible to get out of suffering.

      Hi, Satori No, buddhists don't atribute the same value to human life as to animal life. The proof is in the Vinaya. A monk that kills a human being (or even just praises death of a human being) is automaticaly expelled from the Sangha, while if a monk kills an animal it is an ofense but the monk is not banned from the sangha. Fritz Schumacher's classic essay"Buddhist Economics" is widely understood as a call for an economics of peace. In the essay Schumacher imagines a multitude of vibrant, self-sufficient villages which, from their secure sense of community and place, work together in peace and cooperation. In it was collected with other essays by Ernest Friedrich Schumacher in Small Is Beautiful: Economics.

    People determine human purpose without supernatural influence; it is the human personality (general sense) that is the purpose of a human being's life. Humanism seeks to develop and fulfill: [83] "Humanism affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity". [85]. While Buddhist humanism focuses on the human being, it does not polarize human beings and the environment or other forms of life. Rather it seeks to create human happiness through a harmonization of these interdependent relationships. "The essence of Buddhist humanism," says Ikeda, "is mutual respect." 2 Buddhism is grounded in a fundamental.


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{2} Notes. Dhammapada. "Buddhism." Encyclopædia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service, ). In order to evaluate any system of thought, whether religious or philosophical, social or political, we must first clarify its view of human life and the meaning of individual existence.

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