GREAT AWAKENING: A BUDDHIST SOCIAL THEORY

GREAT AWAKENING: A BUDDHIST SOCIAL THEORY

By: Loy, David R.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as th e three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great Awakening, sch olar and Zen teacher David Loy examines how these three poisons, embodied i n society's institutions, lie at the root of all social maladies as well. T he teachings of Buddhism present a way that the individual can counteract t hese to alleviate personal suffering, and in the The Great Awakening Loy bo ldly examines how these teachings can be applied to institutions and even w hole cultures for the alleviation of suffering on a collective level. This book will help both Buddhists and non-Buddhists to realize the social importance of Buddhist teachings, while providing a theoretical framework for socially engaged members of society to apply their spiritual principles to collective social issues. The Great Awakening shows how Buddhism can help our postmodern world develop liberative possibilities otherwise obscured by the anti-religious bias of so much contemporary social theory.

Title: GREAT AWAKENING: A BUDDHIST SOCIAL THEORY

Author Name: Loy, David R.

Categories: Buddhism,

Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA: 2005

ISBN Number: 0861713664

ISBN Number 13: 9780861713660

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043307