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The Ethics of Buddhism : Curzon Paperbacks - Shundo Tachibana

The Ethics of Buddhism

Curzon Paperbacks

Paperback Published: 17th January 1995
ISBN: 9780700702305
Number Of Pages: 304

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A popular, if erroneous, conception of Buddhism has been that of self-negation or even nihilism, that is to say a religion that is negative in its basic attitude. In this classic work, Professor Tachibana instead argues that Buddhism is an essentially positive creed that provides an ethical philosophy that remains relevant irrespective of time and place. This is the 'Middle Way', with eight qualities or virtues - understanding, thought, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration - that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy of life. It is these great moral attributes that Professor Tachibana expounds as being the essence of Buddhism and providing a way of life based on tolerance and benevolence.

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Short Account of the Buddha's Lifep. 12
Outlines of Indian Thought previous to the Rise of Buddhismp. 23
Classification of Buddhist Moralityp. 57
Characteristics of Buddhist Moralityp. 88
Self-restraintp. 101
Abstinence, Temperancep. 111
Contentmentp. 124
Patiencep. 131
Celibacy, Chastityp. 139
Purity, Purificationp. 159
Humilityp. 177
Benevolencep. 184
Liberalityp. 200
Reverencep. 214
Gratitudep. 227
Tolerationp. 237
Veracityp. 243
Righteousnessp. 257
Conclusionp. 270
Bibliographyp. 275
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780700702305
ISBN-10: 070070230X
Series: Curzon Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1