Violent Buddhism militarism and Buddhism in modern Asia by Vladimir Tikhonov

Cover of: Violent Buddhism | Vladimir Tikhonov

Published by Routledge in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Militarism,
  • Buddhism,
  • Violence,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Vladimir Tikhonov and Torkel Brekke
SeriesRoutledge studies in religion -- 19
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ4570.V5 V56 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationpages cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25198386M
ISBN 109780415536967
LC Control Number2012004516

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Mar 19,  · The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western standards of ‘peaceful’ behavior.5/5(1).

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The authors show how Sogyal, supposedly an enlightened and therefore entirely selfless, sacred Vajrayana master was in fact the opposite, intent on living a high life while maintaining a “harem” of young attractive women to serve his every desire/5(6). Extremist and violent Buddhism however features only rarely in book-length studies on religion and political violence.

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Founded around 2, years ago, Buddhism is probably the most pacifistic of the major world religions. Siddhartha Gautama, who reached enlightenment and became the Buddha, preached not just non-violence toward other human beings, but non-harming of all living things. Sep 10,  · The chapters in this book offer a deeper analysis of ‘Buddhist militarism’ and Buddhist attitudes towards violence than previous volumes, grounded in an awareness of Buddhist doctrines and the recent history of nationalism, as well as the role Buddhism plays in constructions of national stpaullimoservice.com Edition: 1st Edition.

Jul 17,  · The new book, Sex and Violence in Tibetan Buddhism, contains an even wider array of allegations. Co-author Mary Finnigan, who helped launch Sogyal’s career in London in Author: Nico Hines.

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The chapters in this book offer a deeper analysis of ‘Buddhist militarism’ and Buddhist attitudes towards violence than previous volumes, grounded in an awareness of Buddhist doctrines and the recent history of nationalism, as well as the role Buddhism plays in constructions of national identity.

Dec 01,  · Buddhism and Violence book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. One of the aims of this volume is to provide material, based on crit 4/5. Extremist and violent Buddhism however features only rarely in book-length studies on religion and political violence. Somehow, the very idea of Buddhist monks as the archetypical 'world renouncers' exhorting frenzied mobs to commit acts of violence against perceived 'enemies of the religion' seems to be outright ludicrous.

Just as a man would not seethe with violence against his own body, he wouldn’t harm himself by seething with violence period. Libera­tion means nonviolence. The Buddha’s path begins with behav­ioral acquiescence to vows not to kill, but it culminates in an identification with nonviolence as the essence of what liberates the mind and.

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Extremist and violent Buddhism however features only rarely in book-length studies on religion and political violence. Somehow, the very idea of Buddhist monks as the archetypical ‘world renouncers’ exhorting frenzied mobs to commit acts of violence against perceived ‘enemies of the religion’ seems to be outright ludicrous.

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Nov 01,  · Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred. In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson argues that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.

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May 30,  · The principle of non-violence is central to Buddhist teachings, but in Sri Lanka some Buddhist monks are being accused of stirring up hostility towards other faiths and ethnic minorities. Violence in Buddhism refers to acts of violence and aggression committed by Buddhists with religious, political, and socio-cultural motivations.

Buddhism is generally seen as among the religious traditions least associated with violence, [9] but in the history of Buddhism there have been acts of violence directed, fomented or inspired by Buddhists.

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Jan 16,  · History of Violence in Buddhism January 16, Posted by tkcollier in Religion. Tags: Buddhism, Islam, Religion trackback. Armed Buddhist monks in Thailand are not an exception to the rule; they are contemporary examples of a long historical precedence.

Feb 06,  · More importantly, violent people will often use religion as a rationalization for their violence. By focusing only on the violent characteristics of Buddhism — as with any other religion, for that matter — one could argue Buddhism to be violent.

And Buddhist violence can indeed be found throughout the world and in all periods.Buddhist monks practice a path of non-violence. Buddhism teaches that individuals must overcome suffering in order to attain nirvana and end the cycle of death and rebirth.

As violence is a major source of human suffering, Buddhists struggle to overcome and avoid it whenever possible.Many Westerners, disappointed by Western religions and their contributions to violence and war, turned to a system of ideas (strictly speaking, Buddhism is not a religion) which seems to be more introvert and, therefore, less likely to lead to violent behavior.

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