By Christmas Humphreys
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This quantity reviews the facts that, at specific moments of their historical past and in convinced features in their doctrines, the traditions of Buddhism, like different non secular traditions, have actively or passively promoted - and will proceed to advertise - violent modes of habit or structural violence. The articles during this quantity conceal a vast spectrum of the Buddhist international in time period of areas and classes.
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Important technical phrases utilized in the Mahayana textual culture, whose targeted knowing is vital for the research of Mahayana Buddhism, are skillfully provided, making the ebook essential to students of Buddhist experiences.
82,000 Teachings from the Buddha i've got received;
2,000 extra from his disciples; Now, 84,000 are wide-spread to me. 1
Who not anything has heard2 and not anything understood, He a long time in simple terms oxen-like:
His belly in simple terms grows and grows,
But his perception deepens not.
Who has a lot heard and learned,
But does despise him who's bad in studying, Is like one blind who holds a lamp.
So needs to i feel of any such one.
Thou stick to him who has heard much,
Then what's heard shall now not decline.
This is the tap-root of the holy life;
Hence a Dhamma-guardian thou should’st be!
Knowing what comes first and final, realizing good the that means, too,
Skilful in grammar and in different items,3 The well-grasped which means he examines.
Keen in his sufferer application,
He strives to weigh the that means good. on the correct time he makes his attempt, And inwardly collects his mind.
— the Venerable Ánanda, Thag XVII. three (vv. 1024-29)
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After a reading from the Voice of the Silence, which the Anagarika had described in his first letter to me as "a pure Buddhist work," we took Pansil, and I ontlined the position of Buddhism in England at that time. As my diary reads : "W anted : a personality. The Anagarika having worked for forty years was coming to us for two. Wc awaited his requirements. He spoke at length. . , to carry out engagements there before returning for two years to England. He wrote to me fre quently about his plans.
The position of the Liverpool Branch was embarrassing. Morally bound to support a helpless invalid, none of its four leaders was a person of ample means. Mrs. Greenly, by immense correspondence with members and friends of the Society, raised a fund to keep the ex-Bhikkhu, and later a public appeal in the Review raised a further sum. By this means he was kept for nine more years in England, until he died in 1923. T he W ar The effects of the outbreak of war were complex. There was the inevitable difference of opinion about the Buddhist's THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUDDHISM IN ENGLAND 45 attitude to war.
A n a n d a Me t t e y a R e t u r n s In May, 1914, took place one of the saddest episodes in the fifty years of this brief History. The operation performed on Ananda M etteya had proved of no avail, and his health was by now deplorable. The only hope seemed a long holiday in a better climate than Rangoon, and as he had a sister in 44 A BUDDHIST S T U D E N T S ’ MANUAL California it was arranged that he should visit her without delay. As she was shortly coming to England it was arranged that they should meet in Liverpool, whence they could travel together to California.