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Teaching Religion and Violence$
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Brian K. Pennington

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372427

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.001.0001

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Teaching Buddhism and Violence

Teaching Buddhism and Violence

(p.74) Chapter 3 Teaching Buddhism and Violence
Teaching Religion and Violence

Brian Daizen Victoria

Oxford University Press

This essay focuses on Japanese Buddhism, including Zen, to demonstrate that Buddhism, like all of the world’s major faiths, does indeed have a long historical and doctrinal connection to violence. In Buddhism’s case, such doctrines as karma, rebirth, skillful means (upāya), compassion, selflessness (anātman), and samādhi -power, each a core Buddhist teaching, have long been used to justify violence and warfare.

Keywords:   upāya, karma, anātman, Zen, Japanese Buddhism, compassion, samādhi, rebirth

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