Ten Royal Virtues (dasa-rāja-dhamma) of Buddhism contribute significantly
forgood governance of a country. ... could not be corrupted or unhappyifthese
royalten virtues are practiced and applied in every sector of life guided by the
Author: Thich Duc Thien
Publisher: VIETNAM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS
EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND We are experiencing an unprecedented period where wide ranging and disruptive major global change is taking place around us. In this context, the theme of Mindful Leadership and Sustainable Development provides a point of reference and pathway for understanding the contemporary chaotic situations. These disruptive changes challenge our understanding and meaning of humanity and truly question whether or not, we are able to live in a society where justice, equality, peace, and prosperity abound. In the Buddhist light, a focus is placed on understanding the Buddhist teachings to develop solutions for dealing with these wide-ranging problems. Both the scope of change and the response from a Buddhist approach are core to the content of this volume. It is of paramount importance that any investigation and development of solutions for the changes taking place, require guidance from the Buddhist philosophy. As a starting point for discussion, an initial focus is placed on providing a thorough and critical understanding of the character and context of change. In doing so, we also seek to clarify and outline the nature of a Buddhist approach. In completing this review, it is productive to see that given the complex issues being dealt with, the papers do generate different frameworks and viewpoints within the broad term of “approach.” The frameworks based on the Buddha´s teachings are not fully fixed and agreed upon by all. Therefore, our term “approach” refers to a set of arrangements and viewpoints that act to inspire further discussion and development. Given the above context, this volume is a collection of conference papers presented and published for the panel on the first sub-theme of UNDV 2019 on Mindful Leadership for Sustainable Peace on 13 May 2019 at the Tam Chuc International Convention Center, Ha Nam, Vietnam. The panel commemorates the occasion of the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations 2019. Through the contributions of participants and their papers at this workshop, this volume provides a diverse and rich range of thinking and wisdom rather than more traditional mainstream thinking or conventional wisdom. Treating the Buddha’s teachings as a basic theoretical reconstruction, we examine the relationships between societies and Buddhism. We combine the analyses of the conflicts, trends and dynamics affecting future global development with focused studies on a range of policy areas for improving societies. In the Buddhist light, our two most crucial aims in this period of disruption are to greatly increase the influence and impact of Buddhism as our foremost duty; and that the Buddhist responsibility contributes to creating a new foundation for Mindful Leadership and Sustainable Development.
Not only Asoka, but before him Ajatasatru was also influenced by Buddhism.
Schmithausen continues that it is possible to an extent to reconcile the Buddhist
emphasis on ahimsa with good governance. Buddha did not apply ahimsa to the
Author: Kaushik Roy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book challenges the view, common among Western scholars, that precolonial India lacked a tradition of military philosophy. It traces the evolution of theories of warfare in India from the dawn of civilization, focusing on the debate between Dharmayuddha (Just War) and Kutayuddha (Unjust War) within Hindu philosophy. This debate centers around four questions: What is war? What justifies it? How should it be waged? And what are its potential repercussions? This body of literature provides evidence of the historical evolution of strategic thought in the Indian subcontinent that has heretofore been neglected by modern historians. Further, it provides a counterpoint to scholarship in political science that engages solely with Western theories in its analysis of independent India's philosophy of warfare. Ultimately, a better understanding of the legacy of ancient India's strategic theorizing will enable more accurate analysis of modern India's military and nuclear policies.
Some courts have actively intervened to promote good governance by checking
executive abuse, upholding the ... on the mainland to various degrees adopted
Hindu dharmasastras (e.g. Code of Manu) and applied Buddhist teach- ings in ...
Author: William Case
Southeast Asia, an economically dynamic and strategically vital region, seemed until recently to be transiting to more democratic politics. This progress has suddenly stalled or even gone into reverse, requiring that analysts seriously rethink their expectations and theorizing. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization provides the first book-length account of the reasons for democracy’s declining fortunes in the region today. Combining theory and case studies, it is structured in four major sections: Stunted Trajectories and Unhelpful Milieus Wavering Social Forces Uncertain Institutions Country cases and democratic guises This interdisciplinary reference work addresses topics including the impact of belief systems, historical records, regional and global contexts, civil society, ethnicity, women, Islam, and social media. The performance of political institutions is also assessed, and the volume offers a series of in-depth case studies, evaluating the country records of particular democratic, hybrid, and authoritarian regimes from a democratization perspective. Bringing together nearly 30 key international experts in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook offers a comprehensive and fresh investigation into democracy in the region This timely survey will be essential reading for scholars and students of Democratization and Asian Politics, as well as policymakers concerned with democracy’s setbacks in Southeast Asia and the implications for the region’s citizens.
No unlimited and unrestrained government can be a good government ,
howsoever good or noble be the ruler . Unlike Plato ... Dandniti is to be applied to
control the worst impulses of man but danda is to be applied with justice . This
concept ... Avoiding Extremes Without Missing the Goal The third indicator is that
good governance must avoid the extremes ( as Buddha preached ) but not miss
the goal .
Contributed articles and published articles from the special issue of Indian journal of public administration, vol. 44, no. 3..
That is why this nonarisingand-perishing is likened not, as one might expect, to
the stillness of the water, but rather to its unobstructed flow. ... such as the way of
archery or the way of good governance—a course of learning for attaining
mastery of a certain valued ability. ... Early Buddhist translators used the Chinese
term to denote both the path of Buddhist practice (Skt.: mārga) and the
Author: Morten Schlütter
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The Platform Sutra comprises a wide range of important Chan/Zen Buddhist teachings. Purported to contain the autobiography and sermons of Huineng (638–713), the legendary Sixth Patriarch of Chan, the sutra has been popular among monastics and the educated elite for centuries. The first study of its kind in English, this volume offers essays that introduce the history and ideas of the sutra to a general audience and interpret its practices. Leading specialists on Buddhism discuss the text's historical background and its vaunted legacy in Chinese culture. Incorporating recent scholarship and theory, chapters include an overview of Chinese Buddhism, the crucial role of the Platform Sutra in the Chan tradition, and the dynamics of Huineng's biography. They probe the sutra's key philosophical arguments, its paradoxical teachings about transmission, and its position on ordination and other institutions. The book includes a character glossary and extensive bibliography, with helpful references for students, general readers, and specialists throughout. The editors and contributors are among the most respected scholars in the study of Buddhism, and they assess the place of the Platform Sutra in the broader context of Chinese thought, opening the text to all readers interested in Asian culture, literature, spirituality, and religion.
Some of the demands for separate states within the Indian Union too have been
met , but this has not always been based on any principle . ... This provision can
be applied to other states also . ... tribe or speech community to demand a
separate state does not augur well , both for financial viability and good
Author: Nandu Ram
Contributed articles chiefly with reference to India.
There are also texts in East Asian Buddhism that are useful in understanding the
notion of good governance and the efficacy ... The king applied his advice , and
when the banners were going to be hoisted and the drums beaten , the enemies
Author: Vesselin Popovski
Over more than two millennia, the world's leading religious traditions have provided the guidance in questions of when war can be justified, and of what methods and targets are permissible in war. Linking deep historical analysis to contemporary issues, this volume provides insight to the understanding of the role and influence of religion in the state politics. The book examines the norms of war in Hinduism, in Theravada Buddhism, in Japanese religion, in Judaism, in Roman Catholic Christianity, in Eastern Orthodox Christianity, in Protestant Christianity, in Shia Islam and in Sunni Islam, and discusses norms of war in cross-religious perspective.--Publisher's description.
for nuns by Gautama Buddha at the time of the admission of the first group of
women into the Buddhist life of the “ gone forth , ” a disciplinary ... This
unevenness in institutional governance places nuns ' daily lives directly under
the jurisdiction of monks , thus curtailing any ... The Pali term arahant , for
example , though applied to specific women in the later and commentarial
traditions , is not applied to ...
Author: Ellison Banks Findly
A call to action for Buddhist women re-examines the religion's history and women's place in it while encouraging women to take a more active role in the religion. Original.