Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions

Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions

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by Christopher Key Chapple
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791414981

ISBN-13: 9780791414989

Pub. Date: 08/28/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, including its impact on East Asian Cultures. It then turns to a variety of contemporary issues relating to this topic such as: vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.  See more details below

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This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, including its impact on East Asian Cultures. It then turns to a variety of contemporary issues relating to this topic such as: vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791414989
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
SUNY Series in Religious Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
1,137,210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Diacritical Marks
Introduction
Pt. INonviolence, Animals, and Earth
1Origins and Traditional Articulations of Ahimsa3
2Nonviolence, Buddhism, and Animal Protection21
3Nonviolent Asian Responses to the Environmental Crisis: Select Contemporary Examples49
Pt. IIThe Nonviolent Self
4Otherness and Nonviolence in the Mahabharata75
5Nonviolent Approaches to Multiplicity85
6The Jaina Path of Nonresistant Death99
7Living Nonviolence111
Notes121
Index141

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