Aspects of Early Sociological Buddhist Thought

Petagama Gnanarama
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Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association
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In the second part, Buddhism and Buddhist teachings are looked at from the perspective of medicine. What do Buddhist teachings say on illness and health? Health for example, is referred to as the greatest gain in life. There is much that Buddhist anthropology and sociology could gain from Buddhist thought. The social aspects of the community of monks are discussed from a sociological point of view as its theme. …..

As far as I am concerned, I am fascinated by the chapter on socialization for death. Death is but a normal incident in Buddhist life. Since every component thing is subject to decay, birth has to end in death. ….

Forwarded by Nandasena Ratnapala