A BUDDHIST HISTORY OF THE WEST: STUDIES IN LACK

A BUDDHIST HISTORY OF THE WEST: STUDIES IN LACK

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. A Buddhist interpretation of Western history that shows civilization shaped by the self's desire for groundedness. Buddhism teaches that to become happy, greed, ill-will, and delusion must be transformed into their positive counterparts: generosity, compassion, and wisdom. The history of the West, like all histories, has been plagued by the consequences of greed, ill-will, and delusion. A Buddhist History of the West investigates how individuals have tried to ground themselves to make themselves feel more real. To be self-conscious is to experience ungroundedness as a sense of lack, but what is lacking has been understood differently in different historical periods. Author David R. Loy examines how the understanding of lack changes at historical junctures and shows how those junctures were so crucial in the development of the West.

Title: A BUDDHIST HISTORY OF THE WEST: STUDIES IN LACK

Author Name: Loy, David R.

Categories: Buddhism,

Publisher: State University of New York: 2003

ISBN Number: 0791452603

ISBN Number 13: 9780791452608

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046196