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Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence (English) 1st Edition (Hardcover): Book by M. V. Ram Kumar Ratnam

Buddhist Ethics in Impermanence (English) 1st Edition (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9788124605622    Publisher: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd. Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 204        Language: English
The book introduces readers to the fundamental ethical precepts of Buddhism. Buddhist ethics are significant and relevant to contemporary society, as these are not restricted to any caste, creed, race,...Read more
The book introduces readers to the fundamental ethical precepts of Buddhism. Buddhist ethics are significant and relevant to contemporary society, as these are not restricted to any caste, creed, race, region and language. The ethical precepts of Buddhism are flexible and autonomous in character. They are of a very practical character, such that they can be easily adapted and applied to modern times. The precepts are essentially taken from the sacred texts of Buddhism. This volume comes in an attempt to highlight the philosophical and ethical bases of Buddhism. It classifies the ethical precepts of Buddhism in order to show their relevance to different categories of people -- monks, nuns and Buddhist lay people as well as non-Buddhists. It brings out the autonomous character of Buddhist ethics and the ethical idealism of Buddhism to show that the precepts have a pragmatic character. It also reveals the Buddhist solution to problems in the world in general and individual societies in particular, problems of the nature of war, suicide, gender inequality which existed in ancient times and continue to exist today. The book will be extremely useful to scholars and students of Buddhist philosophy and ethics.
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About the author: M. V. Ram Kumar Ratnam
Dr M.V. Ram Kumar Ratnam, Professor, Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, had formal training in philosophy... Read more
Dr M.V. Ram Kumar Ratnam, Professor, Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, had formal training in philosophy under Professor C. Ramaiah at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. His doctoral research deals with the Theravada conception of dukkha. His first book on the Concept of Dukkha in Indian Philosophy with Special Reference to Early Buddhism deals with the different facets of understanding and means for the annihilation of dukkha. Currently he is working on a project entitled: The Relevance of Buddhist Values in Contemporary Society. Professor Ram Kumar Ratnam published many papers in journals of international repute and presented papers in many national and international seminars on Buddhism.Professor K. Srinivas (1955) is currently Head of the Department of Philosophy at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He received his PhD degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in the year 1983. His areas of interest include: Indian philosophy, analytic philosophy, epistemology (East & West), philosophy of science, and modern logic. He has published a number of papers and books on the above mentioned areas. His books include: A.J. Ayer's Logical Positivism (1990), A Dictionary of Philosophy (1993), and P.T. Raju (2001). Professor Srinivas travelled widely and presented papers at the International seminars held in the U.S.A., West Indies, Germany, Austria,and Thailand. He was a visiting faculty at the University of Oregon (U.S.A.), Chemnitz Technological University (Germany), and Assumption University (Thailand).
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