The Ethics of Buddhism

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
070070230X 
ISBN 13
9780700702305 
Category
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Edition
Publication Year
1992 
Publisher
Pages
304 
Subject
Virtues (Buddhism) Buddhist precepts.; Buddhist ethics.  
Abstract
 
Description
A popular, if erroneous, conception of Buddhism has been that of self-negation or even nihilism, that is to say a religion that is negative in its basic attitude. In this classic work, Professor Tachibana instead argues that Buddhism is an essentially positive creed that provides an ethical philosophy that remains relevant irrespective of time and place. This is the 'Middle Way', with eight qualities or virtues - understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration - that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy of life. It is these great moral attributes that Professor Tachibana expounds as being the essence of Buddhism and providing a way of life based on tolerance and benevolence. - from Amzon 
Biblio Notes
28833453  
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