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Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence

K. Srinivasan (Author) M V Ram Kumar Ratnam (Author)

The Book introduces readers to the fundamental ethical precepts of Buddhism. Buddhist ethics are significant and relevant to contemporary society, as these are not restricted to any caste, creed, race, region and language. The ethical precepts of Buddhist are flexible and autonomous in character. They are of a very practical character, such that they can easily adopted and applied to modern times. The precepts are essentially taken from the sacred texts of Buddhism.

This volume comes in an attempt to highlight the philosophical and ethical bases of Buddhism. It classifies the ethical precepts of Buddhism in order to show their relevance to different categories of people-monks, nuns and Buddhist laid people as well as non-Buddhists. It brings out the autonomous character of Buddhist ethics and the ethical idealism of Buddhism to show that the precepts have a pragmatic character. It also reveals the Buddhist solution to problems in the world in general and individual societies in particular, problems of the nature of war, suicide, gender inequality which existed in ancient times and continue to exist today.

The book will be extremely useful to scholars and students of Buddhist Philosophy and ethics.

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About the author

M V Ram Kumar Ratnam

Dr. Madura Vankata Ram Kumar Ratnam had his higher education in the Universities of Sri Vakataswara and Delhi. He has been teaching and supervising research in the Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Nagarjuna University for more than a decade. He has edited and authored books on Indian Philosophy in general and Early Buddhism in particular. He has published and presented research papers on the topics concerning the different metaphysical issues in Early Buddhism in national and international journals and seminars. He has organized several national seminars and an International Seminar on Buddhism and World Peace at Nagarjuna University.

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Bibliographic information

Title Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2011
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 9788124605622
length 220p., 9.0 inch x 6.0 inch