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Buddhist Philosophy of Social Activism

V. Nithiyanandam (Author)

The present edition is examined the theoretical foundations of Buddhist social thought which is the cultivation of a sense of universal compassion (metta) and creative altruism. With the notions of maitri and karuna, man is taught to cultivate that softness of feelings which shudders to commit the least injury to the creatures. Buddha stressed the cultivation of those elevated sentiments which was bound to reduce social exploitation and social tension. The first technique prescribed by Buddha is to instal qualitative achievements in place of birth and second technique for social integration on Buddhist lines of social associations.

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Principle of social action. 3. Renunciation and reformation. 4. Reformation and transformation. 5. Religious assimilation in Buddhist society. Bibliography. Index.

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About the author

V. Nithiyanandam

V. Nithiyanandam, a well known Buddhist monk and scholar, did M.A. from University of Jafna, Jafna, Sri Lanka and obtained the doctorate degree from Delhi University, Delhi. He produced number of research papers published in the journal of international repute.

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Title Buddhist Philosophy of Social Activism
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.02.2016
Edition 2nd. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788182207677
length viii+216p., 22cm.