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Socially Engaged Buddhism
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Socially Engaged Buddhism

Sallie B. King

Abstract

This book is an introduction to the contemporary movement of Buddhists, East and West, who actively engage with the problems of the world on the basis of Buddhist ideas, values, and spirituality. The book identifies the philosophical and ethical thinking behind the movement and examines how key principles such as karma, the Four Noble Truths, interdependence, nonharmfulness, and nonjudgmentalism relate to social engagement. Many people believe that Buddhists focus exclusively on spiritual attainment. The book examines why Engaged Buddhists involve themselves with the problems of the world and ... More

Keywords: Buddhists, Buddhism, karma, Four Noble Truths, interdependence, nonharmfulness, nonjudgmentalism, Engaged Buddhists, human suffering, spirituality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833350
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sallie B. King, author
James Madison University