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.
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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...
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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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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