Engaged Buddhism: The Dalai Lamas Worldview by Bharati PuriEngaged Buddhism: The Dalai Lamas Worldview by Bharati Puri

Engaged Buddhism: The Dalai Lamas Worldview

byBharati Puri

Paperback | May 1, 2009

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This volume elaborates on, examines, and understands the Dalai Lama's thought on various current issues such as non-violence, human rights, and the political issue of the autonomy of Tibet. This is one of the first books - in spite of the range of books on the Dalai Lama-to actually seek outthe conceptual foundations of his thought. The Dalai Lama's ethical teachings have gained worldwide recognition primarily because his actions and writings reflect a concern for combining ancient religious traditions with a contemporary political, social, and religious cause. His thought extends tothe arena of international politics and human relations.By categorizing the Dalai Lama's thought under various headings and sub-themes, the book attempts to articulate and carry out an analysis of this thought. Allusions to other thinkers and writers have been made in order to draw parallels to the thought of the Dalai Lama. Such a comparative approachhelps to bring out the significance of the eclectic dimensions of the Dalai Lama's thought. The author collates in this work perhaps the most comprehensive bibliography ever put together of the Dalai Lama's works. She also provides the entire transcription of an interview with the Dalai Lama whichshe conducted personally in August 2001.
Bharati Puri is Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
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Title:Engaged Buddhism: The Dalai Lamas WorldviewFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:May 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198062486

ISBN - 13:9780198062486

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Table of Contents

Foreword1. Bodhisattva and Satyagrahi and Evolving Dynamics in the Dalai Lama's Formulation of Non-Violence2. 'Earlier' and 'Later' Dalai Lama and Evolving Dynamics of his Formulation of Non Violence3. Universal Responsibility in the Dalai Lama's Worldview4. 'A Clean Environment is a Human Right Like any Other' Interlinking Eco-Justice, Social Justice, and Environmental Protection5. The Dalai Lama on Religion and HumanismConclusionAppendices I and IIBibliography