Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer's Buddhist Warfare PDF

By Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer

ISBN-10: 0195394836

ISBN-13: 9780195394832

ISBN-10: 0195394844

ISBN-13: 9780195394849

notwithstanding normally considered as a relaxed faith, Buddhism has a dismal aspect. On a number of events during the last fifteen centuries, Buddhist leaders have sanctioned violence, or even warfare. The 8 essays during this booklet specialize in numerous Buddhist traditions, from antiquity to the current, and convey that Buddhist agencies have used non secular photos and rhetoric to help army conquest all through history.

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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