The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory

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Wisdom Publications, 2003 - Philosophy - 228 pages
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The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great Awakening, scholar and Zen teacher David Loy examines how these three poisons, embodied in society's institutions, lie at the root of all social maladies as well. The teachings of Buddhism present a way that the individual can counteract these to alleviate personal suffering, and in the The Great Awakening Loy boldly examines how these teachings can be applied to institutions and even whole cultures for the alleviation of suffering on a collective level.

This book will help both Buddhists and non-Buddhists to realize the social importance of Buddhist teachings, while providing a theoretical framework for socially engaged members of society to apply their spiritual principles to collective social issues. The Great Awakening shows how Buddhism can help our postmodern world develop liberative possibilities otherwise obscured by the anti-religious bias of so much contemporary social theory.

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Loy attempts to create a 'Buddhist Social Theory': an application of Buddhist (largely Mahayana) philosophy and ethic to solve modern social issues. While many salient critiques of oppression are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Wow. Every once in a while I come across a book that challenges me on new and profound levels. This was by no means an easy read for me, but not having much of a background in Buddhism, it covered the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

David R. Loy's previous books include the acclaimed Money, Sex, War, Karma, The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory, and The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons, a finalist for the 2006 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award. He was the Besl Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Cincinnati's Xavier University.

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