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Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

S. Mark Heim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book is the first systematic discussion of the bodhisattva path in Māhayāna Buddhism from the perspective of Christian comparative theology. With the increasing interest and participation of ... More


Buddhism, Happiness, and the Science of Meditation

William Edelglass

in Meditation, Buddhism, and Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190495794
eISBN:
9780190495831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495794.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The widespread discourse of happiness and meditation is part of a “happiness turn” in contemporary Western Buddhism, in which meditation is presented as a path to happiness. This turn is justified, ... More


Ethics

Jay L. Garfield

in Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190204334
eISBN:
9780190204372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204334.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Buddhist ethical theory is very different in form from Western ethical theory, and is structured as moral phenomenology. It addresses both Abhidharma ethical thought and that ... More


Mindfulness and Ethics: Attention, Virtue, and Perfection

Jay L. Garfield

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay explores the role of the two aspects of mindfulness (smṛti and samprajanya) in ethical discipline. It argues that mindfulness understood as the union of these two attitudes is essential to ... More


Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Conventional Truth: Path and Transformation

Jay L. Garfield

in Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that there is no special problem in Buddhist ethics. Instead of solving a problem about ethics in the context of conventional truth, it seeks to eliminate an apparent problem. It ... More


Waking into Compassion: The Three Ālambana of Karuṇā

Stephen Jenkins

in Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Anyone who becomes familiar with Buddhist thought must deal with the question of how compassion can be meaningful, if both its agent and its object are ultimately unreal. The ultimate truth of ... More


Reading Ignatius in Kathmandu: Toward a New Pedagogy of Interreligious Dialogue

Thomas Cattoi

in Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677565
eISBN:
9780190677596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677565.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

The goal of this chapter is to reflect on a joint reading of Ignatius of Loyola’s Exercises and Śāntideva’s Bodhicaryāvatāra (The Way of the Bodhisattva) in seminars that were held in 2009 and 2012 ... More


Buddhist Moral Thought and Western Moral Philosophy

Christopher W. Gowans

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay discusses interpretations of Indian Buddhist moral thought in terms of common categories of Western moral philosophy. Problems are raised for interpretations of Buddhism as being committed ... More


Modern and Traditional Understandings of Karma

Charles Goodman

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Traditional Buddhist views of karma as a cosmic force that makes the universe fair have little credibility in contemporary philosophy. However, a naturalized account of karma, understanding it as a ... More


The Bodhisattva Path

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with discussion of the term “bodhisattva” and its evolution from a simple designation of the proto-Buddha in his earlier lives to the title for the fullest state of realization ... More


Extreme Wisdom,Groundless Compassion

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter completes the exposition of the bodhisattva path as outlined in the Bodhicaryāvatāra, covering chapters eight through ten. This includes a review of the role of various meditative ... More


Moral Geographies of Anger

Owen Flanagan

in The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190212155
eISBN:
9780190212186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212155.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a critical analysis of two arguments for eliminating anger from Seneca, the first-century Stoic, and Śāntideva, the eighth-century Buddhist philosopher. Seneca’s De Ira (“On ... More


The School of Diṅnāga and Dharmakīrti

Jan Westerhoff

in The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198732662
eISBN:
9780191796876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732662.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter begins with an account of the lives and works of Diṅnāga and Dharmakīrti, the key thinkers of the so-called ‘logico-epistemological school’. Following sections discuss the most important ... More


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