Fo Guang Shan Buddhism and Ethical Conversations across Borders : "Sowing Seeds of Affinity"

Show simple item record Mair, Jonathan 2014-05-13T10:44:40Z 2014-05-13T10:44:40Z 2014-05-13
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-10-9917-5
dc.identifier.issn 1796-2986
dc.description.abstract On the basis of a study of an international Buddhist movement, this article defines “ethical conversations across borders” – acts of ethical deliberation, evaluation or argument that take place in cognisance of multiple ethical regimes – and proposes the conditions under which they can take place. Fo Guang Shan, described in the first part of the article, is a Buddhist movement that originated in Taiwan, but which now has branches around the world. It seeks to promote the cultivation of virtue among its members and among other people with which it has contact. The teachings of Master Hsing Yun, the movement’s founder, advocate two methods through which this project can be realised, “sowing seeds of affinity” and “convenience”. The second part of the article generalises observations made in relation to Fo Guang Shan and draws the conclusion that all “ethical conversations across borders” require two things, namely, the identification of similarities or “affinities”, and an account of difference that stipulates the units between which the conversation is to be carried on. fi
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries COLLeGIUM: Studies across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences 15 fi
dc.rights Author & Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies fi
dc.subject Buddhism fi
dc.subject Affinity fi
dc.subject Ethics fi
dc.subject Ethical conversations fi
dc.subject Difference fi
dc.subject Fo Guang Shan fi
dc.title Fo Guang Shan Buddhism and Ethical Conversations across Borders : "Sowing Seeds of Affinity" en
dc.type Article fi
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi H918 fi
dc.subject.ysa Budhalaisuus fi
dc.subject.ysa Yhteenkuuluvuus fi
dc.subject.ysa Etiikka fi
dc.subject.ysa Eettiset keskustelut fi
dc.subject.ysa Erilaisuus fi

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