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  1. Me and Mine: Selected Essaysof Bhikkhu Buddhadasa
    Me and Mine: Selected Essaysof Bhikkhu Buddhadasa
    Me and Mine: Selected Essaysof Bhikkhu Buddhadasa
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  2. Me and Mine: Selected Essaysof Bhikkhu Buddhadasa

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This work brings together in a single volume the translated essays of Buddhadasa Bhikku, the major interpreter of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia. --- from books dustjacket

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Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9788170302568
Edition
1st
ISBN
8170302560
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Sri Satguru Publications, India
Manufacturer
Sri Satguru Publications, India
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
245
PublicationDate
1991-06-26
Publisher
Sri Satguru Publications, India
Studio
Sri Satguru Publications, India
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Bhante Buddhadasa is truly one of the most underappreciated Buddhist thinkers in recent history. He stands with Ajahn Chah in terms of modernization of Thai Buddhism. Throughout most of his life, he was disowned by the Buddhist establishment, but has since been claimed as a shining star of Thai Buddhism.
Included in this volume are some of Buddhadasa's most important talks and works. A few that stick out for me are:

Handbook for Humankind: One of the best introductions to modern Buddhism I've seen. Easy to read, but with great depths.

No Religion!: A rousing call to ecumenicalism, this talk may be more important today than when it was given due to the wars fueled by interreligious strife.

Dhammic Socialism: Here Buddhadasa synthesizes politics and religion in a way that does justice to both. An early example of engaged Buddhism.

Wisdom Publications recently republished Buddhadasa's Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree, which is also... Read more
Bhuddadhasa was one of the most interesting re-thinkers of the Buddhist tradition in the 20th century. These are some of his most important essays -- some overlaps, some tedium, but overall a gift. Perhaps the most important aspect of his thought mirrored in these texts is his phenomenological recasting of some basic Buddhist terms (karma) for example into present experience. The closest equivalent I can think of is some of Chogyam Trungpa's discussions of bardo realms in a different context. I don't personally find the recasting all that radical -- Nagarjuna says virtually the same things -- but some people have thought he was "way out there". Buddhadasa's politics shifted from time to time (he discusses the virtues of benign dictatorship here and there), but even in politically fraught Thailand he ended his life being revered (in fact there was a huge struggle at the very end over whether he should be kept alive or not, which precipitated all kinds of discussion about... Read more
this Book is really so interesting book to know inside our mind.and body
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