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7. Suicide and euthanasia

7. Suicide and euthanasia  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0007
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The issue of suicide is problematic for Buddhists. It is a common belief that suicide is permitted in Buddhism. ‘Suicide and euthanasia’ argues that in Buddhism, the human lifespan is a ... More
8. Ethics

8. Ethics  

Damien Keown

in Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0008
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‘Ethics’ explores the moral aspects of Buddhism. Buddhists live in accordance with the Dharma: a universal law of both physical and moral order. Dharma is manifest in the law of karma. ... More
5. Philosophical developments and disputes

5. Philosophical developments and disputes  

Matthew T. Kapstein

in Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780199375226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735129.003.0005
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‘Philosophical developments and disputes’ outlines Tibetan monastic education and the emergence of Tibetan scholasticism from the tenth century to recent times. The Sangpu curriculum was ... More
3. Karma and rebirth

3. Karma and rebirth  

Damien Keown

in Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2013
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9780191778353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0003
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‘Karma and rebirth’ introduces the mechanisms of the Buddhist universe. This universe comprises the physical universe and the life forms which inhabit it. These give rise to cyclical world ... More
Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew T. Kapstein

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780199375226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735129.001.0001
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Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction provides the essential features of Tibetan Buddhist history, teachings, and practice. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over ... More
3. The growth of the orders and schools

3. The growth of the orders and schools  

Matthew T. Kapstein

in Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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9780199375226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735129.003.0003
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‘The growth of the orders and schools’ begins with the Bengali scholar and adept, Atiśa, and his followers called Kadampa, who founded the first distinctively named Tibetan Buddhist order. ... More
4. The Four Noble Truths

4. The Four Noble Truths  

Damien Keown

in Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2013
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9780191778353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0004
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‘The Four Noble Truths’ investigates these central tenets of the Buddha's teachings. The ultimate goal of Buddhism is to end suffering and rebirth by attaining nirvana. This is partially ... More
Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

Damien Keown

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.001.0001
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9780192804570
Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating dilemmas confronting the modern world, ethical moral issues ranging ... More
1. Buddhist morality

1. Buddhist morality  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0001
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The moral life is emphasized in all branches of Buddhism. Buddhists emphasise virtues such as non-violence and compassion and Buddhism counsels us not to do anything to others we would not ... More
3. Animals and the environment

3. Animals and the environment  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0003
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Buddhism is said to have a more enlightened attitude than Christianity towards nature. It is perceived as pursuing a path of harmonious integration with nature coupled with a mutual respect ... More
8. Cloning

8. Cloning  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0008
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The issue of cloning is contentious and has been met with widespread condemnation by many. Some countries have issued legislation against cloning as a reaction. Religious opposition was led ... More
6. Abortion

6. Abortion  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0006
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9780192804570
Are Buddhists pro-life or pro-choice? For Buddhism, life is a continuum with no discernible start or end, and this puts in interesting dimension on the issue of abortion. ‘Abortion’ looks ... More
6. Things and No‐thingsDevelopments in Buddhist thought

6. Things and No‐things: Developments in Buddhist thought  

Sue Hamilton

in Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776403
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.003.0006
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Alongside challenges to the orthodox Brahmanical tradition, Buddhist thought and teachings were also subjected to scrutiny, adaptation, study, and revision. ‘Things and No-things’ tries to ... More
Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Sue Hamilton

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Feb 2001
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9780191776403
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.001.0001
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Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction emphasizes the diversity of Indian thought and is structured around six schools which have achieved classic status. How have the ... More
2. The Brahmanical BeginningsSacrifice, cosmic speculation, oneness

2. The Brahmanical Beginnings: Sacrifice, cosmic speculation, oneness  

Sue Hamilton

in Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776403
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.003.0002
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The 5th century bce is a good place to start an investigation into Indian philosophy as the Brahmanical tradition, which dominated north India at that time, was the only tradition to secure ... More
4. What am I?An unknown Buddhist on the self: King Milinda’s chariot

4. What am I?: An unknown Buddhist on the self: King Milinda’s chariot  

Edward Craig

in Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776700
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854216.003.0004
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9780192854216
We don't know much about the origins of Indian philosophy. ‘What am I?’ considers the case of the Milindapañha, the Questions of King Milinda, about which we know very little. In this, a ... More
4. The awakening

4. The awakening  

Michael Carrithers

in Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776779
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854537.003.0004
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With the Buddha's awakening came a knowledge of the nature of the human condition that would lead to salvation and the certainty that he had reached liberation from that condition. ‘The ... More
6. Religions of India

6. Religions of India  

John Bowker

in God: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191781223
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10.1093/actrade/9780198708957.003.0006
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9780198708957
‘Religions of India’ shows that Indian understandings and characterisations of God are extremely diverse and are expressed in the vivid proliferation of worship, rituals, meditation, music, ... More
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Damien Keown

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778353
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.001.0001
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book
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9780199663835
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. It looks at the distinctive features of ... More

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