Download e-book for kindle: An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and by Peter Harvey

By Peter Harvey

ISBN-10: 0521556406

ISBN-13: 9780521556408

This systematic creation to Buddhist ethics is geared toward somebody drawn to Buddhism, together with scholars, students and common readers. Peter Harvey is the writer of the acclaimed creation to Buddhism (Cambridge, 1990), and his new e-book is written in a transparent sort, assuming no earlier wisdom. whilst it develops a cautious, probing research of the character and sensible dynamics of Buddhist ethics in either its unifying topics and within the particularities of other Buddhist traditions. The ebook applies Buddhist ethics to more than a few problems with modern obstacle: humanity's courting with the remainder of nature; economics; warfare and peace; euthanasia; abortion; the prestige of girls; and homosexuality. Professor Harvey attracts on texts of the most Buddhist traditions, and on historic and modern debts of the behaviour of Buddhists, to explain present Buddhist ethics, to evaluate various perspectives inside it, and to increase its program into new parts.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues (Introduction to Religion) PDF

Best introduction books

Download e-book for iPad: An Introduction to the History of Psychology (7th Edition) by B. R. Hergenhahn, Tracy Henley

Goals questioned early guy, Greek philosophers spun problematic theories to give an explanation for human reminiscence and notion, Descartes postulated that the mind was once jam-packed with "animal spirits," and psychology used to be formally deemed a "science" within the nineteenth century. during this 7th variation of AN creation TO THE background OF PSYCHOLOGY, authors Hergenhahn and Henley display that the majority of the troubles of latest psychologists are manifestations of topics which have been a part of psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years.

New PDF release: Wealthbuilding: A Consumer's Guide to Making Profitable and

"Wealthbuilding" is where the place person traders, simply beginning out, can get the solutions to assist them make their very own judgements. every one bankruptcy contains textual content and sensible person routines, incorporating a strategy that follows the best way grownup rookies approach details.

Download e-book for kindle: Introduction to Tantra Sastra by Sir John Woodroffe

Tantra Sastra isn't really understood and practiced conveniently. Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon),by his contributions at the subject,has introduced this topic to everyone's door step of data.

R. S. K. Barnes's An Introduction to Marine Ecology, Third Edition PDF

This proven textbook keeps to supply a finished and stimulating creation to marine ecological ideas and tactics. in accordance with a wealth of foreign instructing services, An advent to Marine Ecology is written to be the foundation for a complete undergraduate direction in marine biology or ecology.

Extra info for An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues (Introduction to Religion)

Example text

The good person suffers less from his or her bad action, though as most of the karmic results come in this life for him or her, this may not be immediately apparent. The Maha¯ya¯na Upa¯saka-s´¯ıla Su¯tra also holds that one with selfdiscipline and spiritual effort may change some karmic effects from being serious ones in a future life into lighter ones in the present life (Uss. –). Remorse and the acknowledgement of fault An important way in which the karmic result of a bad action can be lessened is by a person’s regretting it, thinking that ‘that evil deed cannot be undone by me’ and resolving not to do it again (S.

Miln. , Uss. – and ASP. –. 4 D. ; M. –; M. . The shared foundations of Buddhist ethics  the two words for a karmic result, vipa¯ka and phala, respectively mean ‘ripening’ and ‘fruit’. An action is thus like a seed which will sooner or later, as part of a natural maturation process, result in certain fruits arising to the doer of the action. What determines the nature of a karmic ‘seed’ is the will behind an act: ‘It is will (cetana¯), O monks, that I call karma; having willed, one acts through body, speech or mind’ (A.

It is said that a Bodhisattva who quarrels with another Bodhisattva, but who confesses this fault and promises future restraint, escapes from the consequences of that action (Conze, : ). In a recent Tibetan account, based on canonical sources, it is said that to confess, with regret, even to the actions of killing one’s father and an Arahat, will lessen – to some extent – the terrible bad karma of such actions (Tharchin, : ). ’8 Among monks and nuns, the 7 8 AKB. ; cf. McDermott, : –.

Download PDF sample

An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues (Introduction to Religion) by Peter Harvey

by Jeff

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 50 votes