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Buddhism in Global Perspective: With CD (In 2 Volumes)

Kalpakam Sankarnarayan (Editor) Ichijo Ogawa (Editor) Ravindra Pant (Editor)
Synopsis Buddhism was born on the Indian soil in the 6th Century B.C. But today Buddhism is the way of life for many world around. It has exercised a tremendous impact globally and is therefore indispensable for the understanding of culture, religion and philosophy. For many individuals and groups religion provides a sense of identity. `Buddhism- In Global Perspective' seems to be the key for human transformation. It enables people to recognize that the well-being of oneself and the well being and love for all is interrelated. Today Buddhism is not only the religion for many in the Western and South East Asian countries, but is also the subject of major ongoing research undertaken in universities, world over. Buddhism has been instrumental in inculcating the spirit of love and compassion globally, also its contribution to the world order is invaluable, to Art and Architecture, to culture abroad, to philosophy, mysticism and ecology. Buddhism took on a new meaning when it disseminated from the land of its birth as in China, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar. Buddhism has helped to identify the root of contemporary crisis fo modern civilization as spiritual crisis of Today's human values. It is prerogative of the scholars to discuss the nuances of the contribution of Buddhist thought and culture, and its relevance to humanity in today's global perspective. Hence it was apt in the 21st Century for an International Conference which enabled the intellectuals as well as the lay follower who examined the contributions, Buddhism has made in the past as well for the pressing problems that threatened the survival and well being of mankind in the present.
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Title Buddhism in Global Perspective: With CD (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170392608
length xlvi+344p.; iv+461p., Plates; Figures; Bibliography; 25cm.