Rethinking karma : the dharma of social justice /
- Publication info:
- Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, c2009.
Osgoode Hall Law School Library
On the Shelf
The Tibetan book of the dead : or, The after-death experiences on the Bardo plane, according to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering / by W.Y. Evans-Wentz. With a psychological commentary by G.G. Jung, introduction foreword by Lama Anagarika Givinda, and forward by John Woodruffe [i.e. Woodroffe] --
BQ 4490 K3713 1957
- Rethinking karma : the dharma of social justice / Jonathan S. Watts, editor.
- Other Authors:
Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, 2009
- Portion of Title:
- Dharma of social justice.
"What is a Buddhist response to political oppression and economic exploitation? Does Buddhism encourage passivity and victimization? Can violent perpetrators be brought to justice without anger and retributive punishment? What does Buddhism say - or imply - about collective karma, and social justice?" "Rethinking Karma addresses these questions, and many more, through the lens of the Buddhist teachings on karma. Acknowledging that a skewed understanding of karma serves to perpetuate structural and cultural violence such as sexism, classism, and political oppression, specifically in the Buddhist societies of South and Southeast Asia, the book critically reexamines the teachings on karma as well as important related teachings on equanimity (upekkha), generosity (dana), and "merit" (punna)." "The eleven authors featured in this volume are thinker-activists who have been deeply involved in issues of social justice at a grassroots level and speak from their own experience in trying to solve them. For them, these issues are seminal ones requiring deeper contemplation and greater sharing, not only within the Buddhist community at large but among all those who seek to bridge the gaps between our idealization of human harmony, our tendencies toward violent confrontation, and the need for greater social justice."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xi, 260 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents
- Karma in Buddhism : a message from Suan Mokkh / Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
- Karma for everyone : social justice and the problem of re-ethicizing karma in Theravada Buddhist societies / Jonathan S. Watts
- Karma : the creative life force of human beings / Nalin Swaris
- An awakened vision : Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's struggle to re-ethicize Indian society / Mangesh Dahiwale
- The "positive disintegration" of Buddhism : reformation and deformation in the Sri Lankan Sangha / Jonathan S. Watts
- Goodness and generosity perverted : the karma of capitalist Buddhism in Thailand / Santikaro and Phra Phaisan Visalo
- Burmese Buddhism's impact on social change : the fatalism of Saṁsāra and monastic resistance / Min Zin
- Liberation as struggle : overcoming karmic fatalism in Shan State, Burma / Khuensai Jaiyen
- Buddhist precepts as a political action framework / Upaseka Yaso
- Buddhism and domestic violence : using the four noble truths to deconstruct and liberate women's karma / Ouyporn Khuankaew
- The karma of the rings : a myth for modern Buddhism? / David Loy
- Giving Dāna that doesn't cost any money and leads to Nirvana / Buddhadasa Bhikkhu.