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By Olivier Urbain

The popular Buddhist spiritual chief and suggest for peace, Daisaku Ikeda, has positioned discussion on the centre of his efforts in the direction of securing worldwide justice and clash answer. despite the fact that, faraway from constituting summary plans for the way forward for the realm, Ikeda's dialogues characterize very concrete and concentrated job. He concentrates on one major person (such as Joseph Rotblat, Linus Pauling and Mikhail Gorbachev) at a time, or occasionally small teams, with the intention to test the transformation of considering and society via extreme dialogue. This e-book bargains exact exploration of this important element of Ikeda's philosophy of peace. participants research issues comparable to: the historical past to Ikeda's dialogic considering as present in the Lotus Sutra; Buddhism as a pragmatic philosophy of discussion; Ikeda's use of debate, in particular within the box of schooling; and discussion on the subject of the abolition of nuclear guns. Ikeda's notion of discussion emerges as a paradoxical move in the direction of universal flooring in accordance with respectful distinction. This research will entice scholars of peace, politics and glossy Buddhism.

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The focus is on cultivating conditions for individuals to recognize in the other, above anything else, a fellow human being. And through this recognition, in turn, to see themselves in the same light: as a human individual. I call this the empathetic function of dialogue. Ikeda makes it central and explicit in his many encounters with political, academic and intellectual leaders. ” He then asks personal questions about his interlocutors’ lives: “Dr. Bosco, I understand that your family emigrated from Italy.

The respect of global citizens for human dignity is an embodiment of the idea that all people are equally equipped with the Buddha nature regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, occupation, or social standing, and the implementation of that idea. Third, global citizens are committed to nonviolence, as the behavior of the bodhisattva Never Disparaging suggests. They should not use violence as a means for improving the world, but develop, with wisdom and compassion, nonviolent means, such as dialogue, face-to-face or communication exchange, proactive participation, education, culture, and awareness-raising.

Many of us are now concerned about the welfare of all human and non-human life, preservation of the Earth as home to that life, and the growing conflict between the appreciation of diversity and the longing for unity. We are concerned, too, that our technological capacity has run far beyond our moral competence to manage it. We dream of peace in a world perpetually on the edge of war (Noddings 2005, 1). ” Rather than expressing an idiosyncratic point of view, Noddings articulates commonly held beliefs about the nature of our times.

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