Download Buddhist extremists and Muslim minorities : religious by John Clifford Holt PDF

By John Clifford Holt

Whilst the civil warfare in Sri Lanka among Sinhala Buddhists and Tamils resulted in 2009, many Sri Lankans and overseas observers alike was hoping to determine the re-establishment of particularly harmonious spiritual and ethnic family one of the a number of groups within the kingdom. in its place, a unique form of violence erupted, this time geared toward the Muslim group. The essays in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities examine the historical past and present kingdom of Buddhist-Muslim family in Sri Lanka, in an try to determine the motives of this newly emergent clash. Euro-American readers surprising with this tale can be stunned to benefit that it inverts universal stereotypes of the 2 non secular teams. during this context, definite teams of Buddhists, mostly thought of peace-oriented within the West, are engaged in victimizing Muslims, who're more and more noticeable as militant. The authors learn the historic contexts and major purposes that gave upward thrust to Buddhist nationalism and competitive assaults on Muslim groups. the increase of Buddhist nationalism ordinarily is analyzed and defined, whereas the explicit position, equipment, and personality of the militant Bodu Bala Sena ("Army of Buddhist Power") circulate obtain specific scrutiny. The motivations for assaults on Muslims may perhaps comprise deep-seated perceptions of monetary disparity, yet components of spiritual tradition (ritual and image) also are obvious as catalysts for explosive acts of violence. This much-needed, well timed remark grants to shift the normal narrative on Muslims and spiritual violence.

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Download Rebirth and the Western Buddhist by Martin Willson PDF

By Martin Willson

"Belief in reincarnation is without doubt one of the maximum cultural modifications among japanese and Western notion. during this essay-published because the first of a brand new sequence of knowledge booklets-Martin Wilson offers arguments-devotional, scriptural, observational, logical, and scientific-for and opposed to rebirth. This soaking up article is a wonderful place to begin, with its multiple hundred references for Westerners attracted to delving into this arguable topic. (From book's cover).

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Download Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki PDF

By Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

The writer has tremendously helped the reader to realize this scripture through explaining the most rules within the Lankavatara Sutra. He tells the way to research this scripture, compares it with the preferred Zen Buddhist, discusses such standard and demanding doctrines as 'Mind-Only', the Triple physique of the Buddha and lots of monor subject matters.

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Download Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and by Anne E. Monius PDF

By Anne E. Monius

Whereas Tamil-speaking South India is widely known for its maintenance of Hindu culture, different spiritual groups have performed an important position in shaping the region's spiritual background. between those non-Hindu groups is that of the Buddhists, who're little-understood as a result of the shortage of remnants of Tamil-speaking Buddhist tradition. the following, concentrating on the 2 Buddhist texts in Tamil which are whole (a sixth-century poetic narrative and an eleventh-century treatise on grammar and poetics), Monius sheds gentle at the function of literature and literary tradition within the formation, articulation, and evolution of spiritual id and neighborhood.

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Download Privatization Processes in Eastern Europe: Theoretical by Mario Baldassarri, Luigi Paganetto, Edmund S. Phelps PDF

By Mario Baldassarri, Luigi Paganetto, Edmund S. Phelps

Privatising businesses and liberalizing their industry atmosphere generates in jap Europe various difficulties, lots of which aren't universal to the analogous makes an attempt in industries international locations. a primary distinction among the 2 stories is living in constructing the price of the company or of the resources which are being privatized. A moment major distinction issues the shortcoming of the list of industry functionality for the enterprise. The booklet explores those open questions via an outline of on-going and proposed tactics in part 1. In part 2 theoretical foundations of privatization strategies are proposed with recognize to the monetary industry, commercial family and international exchange. a last key query is confronted in part three: 'is there any replacement to privatization?'

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Download Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South by Jeff Wilson PDF

By Jeff Wilson

Buddhism within the usa is frequently seen in reference to practitioners within the Northeast and at the West Coast, yet in truth, it's been spreading and evolving in the course of the usa because the mid-nineteenth century. In Dixie Dharma, Jeff Wilson argues that zone is essential to realizing American Buddhism. during the lens of a multidenominational Buddhist temple in Richmond, Virginia, Wilson explores how Buddhists are adapting to lifestyles within the conservative evangelical Christian tradition of the South, and the way conventional Southerners are adjusting to those more moderen individuals at the spiritual panorama.

Introducing a bunch of neglected characters, together with Buddhist circuit riders, modernist natural Land monks, and pluralistic Buddhists, Wilson indicates how local specificity manifests itself via such practices as meditation vigils to heal the injuries of the slave exchange. He argues that southern Buddhists immediately use physically practices, iconography, and meditation instruments to enact precise sectarian identities while they get pleasure from an inventive hybridity.

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Download Garland of Gold: Early Kagyu Masters in India and Tibet by Jampa Thaye PDF

By Jampa Thaye

'A Garland of Gold' is a historical past of the early masters of the good Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, resembling Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs.  This heritage represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, displaying us how they built devotion and self assurance of their professionals, got the foundation of the dakini messengers, got the valuable lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.

Their songs, additionally translated right here, notwithstanding incomplete with no master's textual transmission, supply a reference to the realm of mahamudra.

Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters is predicated at the histories composed by way of Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), pass Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592).  He obtained the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different experts similar to Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

The Kagyu culture is likely one of the 4 significant faculties of Tibetan Buddhism along the Sakya, Nyingma and Gelug. It rose to prominence within the 11th and 12th centuries C.E. a few one and a part millennia after the passing of Lord Buddha and is still one of many nice religious transmission on hand on the earth today.  This e-book bargains a impressive investigate the origins of this global.

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