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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • General,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / General,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Politics / Current Events

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9088385M
ISBN 10902475061X
ISBN 109789024750610

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And it is a book that challenges socio-legal researchers seeking to contest rather than simply affirm the received wisdom on the religious politics of comparative constitutional law to take more seriously those places, like Sri Lanka, and traditions, like Buddhism, that are usually relegated to the literature’s by: 8. This is the first book to provide a broad overview of the ways in which Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and politics in Myanmar. Matthew J. Walton draws extensively on Burmese language sources from the last years to describe the 'moral universe' of contemporary Theravada Buddhism that has anchored most political thought in Cited by:   Hiroko Kawanami is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. She has co-edited Religions in the Modern World (, ) and Buddhism, International Relief Work, and Civil Society (), and is the author of Renunciation and Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar-Burma ().   By Courtney Wittekind 5 June With Buddhism, Politics, and Political Thought in Myanmar, Matthew J. Walton offers a thorough account of how Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and, as a result, political action, in Myanmar. Central to such an account is the argument that politics in Myanmar cannot be thought of without Buddhism, given that Buddhism, as a “moral universe.

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Introduction. Politics has always been part of Buddhism. The earliest Buddhists texts, the Tipiṭaka, contain numerous references to and discussions of kings, princes, wars, and Buddhist texts, up to the present day, likewise contain advice to rulers about how to govern well, warnings about the dire consequences of ruling poorly, and admonitions to avoid arrogance and ignoring. Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place - Kindle edition by McLeod, Melvin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place/5(10). Buddhism is an Indian religion founded on the teachings of a mendicant and spiritual teacher called "the Buddha" ("the Awakened One", c. 5th to 4th century BCE). Early texts have the Buddha's family name as "Gautama" (Pali: Gotama). The details of Buddha's life are mentioned in many Early Buddhist Texts but are inconsistent, and his social background and life details are difficult to prove. This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lanka—given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophy—are able to participate in the fierce political violence of the Sinhalese against the Tamils.