buddhist ethics

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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buddhist ethics

Post by kiwimark » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:18 pm

Am thinking of ordering a book on buddhist ethics. So l'm wondering which is the more insightful author.
Damien keown
Peter harvey
Hammalawa saddhatissa
Others?
Thanks. :anjali:

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Re: buddhist ethics

Post by bodom » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:25 pm

kiwimark wrote:Am thinking of ordering a book on buddhist ethics. So l'm wondering which is the more insightful author.
Damien keown
Peter harvey
Hammalawa saddhatissa
Others?
Thanks. :anjali:
Having read Hammalawa Saddhatissa's Buddhist Ethics, yes, I highly recommend it.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: buddhist ethics

Post by daverupa » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:35 pm

The Nature of Buddhist Ethics, by Damien Keown, is a fine read. He plays a tad fast and loose with the Theravada-Mahayana textual divide, but the point he makes about the pairing of Sila-Panna is worth reading over. I'd get it from a library, rather than buy it.

Peter Harvey is a good author elsewhere (The Selfless Mind), but I'm not certain of his ethical thought. I have one of his books in my to-read pile, I'll get back to you.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

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Re: buddhist ethics

Post by Kim OHara » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:17 pm

You might also like the Journal of Buddhist Ethics at http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethics/.
(This isn't where it used to be and doesn't look much like it used to look. Anyone know what's going on?)

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Post by cooran » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:48 am

Hello Kim, all,

I searched on Google for the Journal of Buddhist Ethics: http://jbe.la.psu.edu" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And one of the results said this:
1. 913 - CAN - Collections Australia Network - Collections
http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/col ... search.php?.." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
Records 9121 - 9130 of 64364 – ISSN: 1076-9005 http://scorpio.gold.ac.uk/jbe/jbe.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://jbe.la.psu.edu Link no longer valid as of May 23, ...

Huge website though and couldn’t find the bit above.

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Re: buddhist ethics

Post by Kim OHara » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:48 am

Thanks, Cooran,
I did a bit more poking around on the net. Every link that doesn't end up in a dead end points to the site I found - http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethics/ which is hosted http://blogs.dickinson.edu/ by Dickinson College http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickinson_College, down the road from Penn State University which used to host the Journal.
This site - http://www.globethics.net/web/journal-o ... ist-ethics - says it has all of the JBE online but I haven't tried to register on it.

But I didn't find any explanation for the changes. :shrug:

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Post by Bankei » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:46 am

Try Charles Goodman
Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics, Oxford University Press 2009.

His homepage http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~cgoodman/research.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: buddhist ethics

Post by Paññāsikhara » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:00 am

kiwimark wrote:Am thinking of ordering a book on buddhist ethics. So l'm wondering which is the more insightful author.
Damien keown
Peter harvey
Hammalawa saddhatissa
Others?
Thanks. :anjali:
They're all good.
1. --> more ethical theory.
2. --> buddhist responses to questions of ethics.
3. --> more traditional buddhist sila.

If you really want Buddhist ethics, I'd go for door number 2.

~~ Huifeng
My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: Huifeng's Prajnacara Blog.

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