Buddhist Visions of the Good Life for All

Thus, for Nhat Hanh, the individual who is living the Good Life for All will be one who “is peace” and who helps to construct a peaceful society and world. We turn next to Nhat Hanh's rethinking of Buddhist ethics, specifically the Five ...

Buddhist Visions of the Good Life for All

This book highlights what Buddhism has to offer for "living well" here and now—for individuals, society as a whole, all sentient beings and the planet itself. From the perspectives of a variety of Buddhist thinkers, the book evaluates what a good life is like, what is desirable for human society, and ways in which we should live in and with the natural world. By examining this-worldly Buddhist philosophy and movements in India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Tibetan diaspora, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the United States, the book assesses what Buddhists offer for the building of a good society. It explores the proposals and programs made by progressive and widely influential lay and monastic thinkers and activists, as well as the works of movement leaders such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, for the social, economic, political and environmental systems in their various countries. Demonstrating that Buddhism is not solely a path for the realization of nirvana but also a way of living well here and now, this book will be of interest to researchers working on contemporary and modern Buddhism, Buddhism and society, Asian religion and Engaged Buddhism.

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Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Ronald W. Pies MD
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-29 - Publisher: iUniverse

This is a book for anyone who wants to live “the good life,” but who has not yet found a clear path to that goal. By examining the common threads that unite three, great spiritual traditions--Judaism, Buddhism, and Stoicism--the author provides a framework for achieving a fulfilled and ethically responsible
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Language: en
Pages: 952
Authors: Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000 pages and 500,000 words, totalling around 1200 entries.
The Moral Psychology of Guilt
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Bradford Cokelet, Corey J. Maley
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-10 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Philosophers and psychologists come together to think systematically about the nature and value of guilt, looking at the biological origins and psychological nature of guilt, and then discussing the culturally enriched conceptions of this vital moral emotion.
The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 736
Authors: Daniel Cozort, James Mark Shields
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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