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Buddhist Warfare

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Though traditionally regarded as a peaceful religion, Buddhism has a dark side. On multiple occasions over the past fifteen centuries, Buddhist leaders have sanctioned violence, and even war. The eight essays in this book focus on a variety of Buddhist traditions, from antiquity to the present, and show that Buddhist organizations have used religious images and rhetoric to support military conquest throughout history. Buddhist soldiers in sixth century China were given the illustrious status of Bodhisattva after killing ...

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Buddhist Warfare
2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195394849

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Buddhist Warfare
2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195394832

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