By Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer
Buddhist squaddies in 6th century China got the illustrious prestige of Bodhisattva after killing their adversaries. In 17th century Tibet, the 5th Dalai Lama recommended a Mongol ruler's killing of his opponents. And in modern day Thailand, Buddhist infantrymen perform their tasks undercover, as absolutely ordained clergymen armed with guns.
Buddhist struggle demonstrates that the discourse on faith and violence, frequently utilized to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, can not exclude Buddhist traditions. The booklet examines Buddhist army motion in Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, and exhibits that even the main not likely and allegedly pacifist non secular traditions are vulnerable to the violent trends of man.
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