The Buddha's teachings on social harmony

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Kim OHara
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The Buddha's teachings on social harmony

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:05 am

A new book from Bhikkhu Bodhi -
The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony
An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

“Through scholarship and wise discernment Bhikkhu Bodhi has chosen a set of discourses that uncover and make clear the Buddha’s approach to social affairs. A timely and powerful resource for all varieties of peace work, The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony provides a direct way to refer to the Buddha’s teachings around developing civil society. This is a fantastic support and inspiration for all of us who value and wish to foster a more harmonious world.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

In this volume acclaimed scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi has collected and translated the Buddha’s teachings on conflict resolution, interpersonal and social problem-solving, and the forging of harmonious relationships. The selections, all drawn from the Pāli Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha’s discourses, are organized into ten thematic chapters. ...

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/buddhas-teachings-social-and-communal-harmony

I have yet to see a copy but it looks good.

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Re: The Buddha's teachings on social harmony

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:22 am

I think rulers and politicians should read Buddha's teaching instead of Machiavelli.
But I think it is long before we have a Wheel Turning Monarch in this world.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: The Buddha's teachings on social harmony

Postby plwk » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:36 am

Just pre-ordered it yesterday on Amazon, not due out until December 13th apparently...

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Re: The Buddha's teachings on social harmony

Postby Phena » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:38 am

Thanks for posting the info Kim. I look forward to reading this.


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