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The Buddha and the Terrorist

The Buddha and the Terrorist

by Satish Kumar

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
ISBN: 9781565125209
Pages: 144
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2020-12-05
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International terrorism may have become the central specter of our time, but the threat of violence is as old as history. Among all the experiences of the Buddha, perhaps this story of his eye-to-eye encounter with a fearsome terrorist is the one most relevant and vital for us today. What happens when a man committed to violence is confronted by a man committed to nonviolence? Who is more powerful? Who can influence whom? The Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, have all sought to inspire us. Satish Kumar's retelling of the ancient Buddhist tale of transformation speaks to the possibility of changing the world. This small book contains an unassailable spiritual and practical message and inspired guidance in the use of nonviolent resistance in the quest for lasting peace. The Buddha's approach is one of engagement and dialogue--even toward those with whom he disagrees. No one can read this tale without thinking about the root causes of terrorism, about good and evil, about justice and forgiveness, about the kind of place we want the world to be, and about the most productive and practical way to get there.