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Inner Peace, World Peace
Essays on Buddhism and Nonviolence
Inner Peace, World Peace
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Kenneth Kraft - Editor
SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies
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Hardcover - 156 pages
Release Date: July 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-0969-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0969-5

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Paperback - 156 pages
Release Date: July 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-0970-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0970-1

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What can one person do to foster world peace? How does one person's state of mind affect the state of the world? How can the ideal of nonviolence be manifested in daily life? Buddhists have been exploring questions like these for twenty-five centuries, and they are still timely today.

Inner Peace, World Peace is the first work in any western language to examine the Buddhist approach to nonviolence. Well-known Buddhist scholars, a noted authority on nonviolent struggle, a prominent Thai Buddhist activist, and other leaders in their fields collaborate to show the contemporary relevance of the Buddhist tradition. The authors also discuss a new international movement known as "socially engaged Buddhism."

"The authors have taken risks. It is good to see mature and well-known Buddhist scholars taking personal positions on these matters instead of hiding behind their scholarship." -- Graeme MacQueen, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University

Kenneth Kraft is Associate Professor of Religion Studies at Lehigh University. He is the author of Eloquent Zen: Daito and Early Japanese Zen and the editor of Zen: Tradition and Transition


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Table of Contents

Introduction
Kenneth Kraft


1. Prospects of a Socially Engaged Buddhism
by Kenneth Kraft


2. Nonviolence and the Self in Early Buddhism
by Luis O. Gómez


3. Nonviolence to Animals in Buddhism and Jainism
by Christopher Chapple


4. Exemplars of Nonviolence in Theravada Buddhism
by Donald K. Swearer


5. Tibet and the Monastic Army of Peace
by Robert A. F. Thurman


6. The Impact of Christianity on Buddhist Nonviolence in the West
by Cynthia Eller


7. Nonviolent Struggle: An Effective Alternative
by Gene Sharp


8. Buddhism and Contemporary International Trends
by Sulak Sivaraksa


Contributors

Index


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